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Going Ape! (1981)

When his father - who owned a circus - dies, Foster inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orangutans. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the orangutans or ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Danza ... Foster
Jessica Walter ... Fiona
Stacey Nelkin ... Cynthia (as Stacey Nelkin)
Danny DeVito ... Lazlo
Art Metrano ... Joey
Frank Sivero ... Bad Habit
Rick Hurst ... Brandon
Howard Mann Howard Mann ... Jules Cohen
Joseph Maher ... Gridley
Leon Askin ... Zebrewski
Jacquelyn Hyde ... Zaida
Ted White ... Goon #1
Bob Terhune Bob Terhune ... Goon #2
Jaye Durkus Jaye Durkus ... Goon #3 (as Jay Durkus)
Angus Duncan ... Farley
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When his father - who owned a circus - dies, Foster inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orangutans. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the orangutans or just one gets sick or dies during the next 3 years, the zoological society will get all the money. So he not only has to deal with 3 apes and an annoyed girlfriend, but also with Laszlo, a kooky new roommate who came from the circus to help with the apes, a greedy zoological society's president, 3 bumbling henchmen and a cranky landlord. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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There were 3 conditions to the 5 million dollar inheritance, and they had to be bathed once a week.


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Trivia

During a scene involving Frank Sivero's character and his mobster buddies, The Godfather theme is playing... Frank played Genco in The Godfather Part II. See more »

Goofs

The letter that Poppy is supposed to give Foster jumps from her right hand to her left. See more »


Soundtracks

BITTER SWEET
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Lyrics by Jeremy Joe Kronsberg
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Wasn't all that bad
25 February 2005 | by MelakwardSee all my reviews

Wow. It seems like if you see this movie, you will either absolutely hate it, or absolutely love it! The movie had an interesting dynamic. It was hard to determine exactly what category this movie was meant for. It seemed to be targeted more towards kids with all of the high-jinks and buffoonery, but then there was far too much swearing in it to let kids watch.

I let my 10 and 8 year old brother and sister watch it, and they loved it! I watched it for Tony Danza, who was still very green at the time, but still managed to pull it off. Danny DeVito was brilliant, like always, and I would recommend you keep an open mind if you plan on watching this movie.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love, Max See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,504,218

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,504,218
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Mono | Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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