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Project X (1987)

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An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X".

Director:

Jonathan Kaplan

Writers:

Lawrence Lasker (story), Stanley Weiser (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willie ... Virgil
Okko Okko ... Goofy
Karanja Karanja ... Goliath
Luke Luke ... Bluebeard
Harry Harry ... Ginger
Arthur Arthur ... Winston
Ciafu Ciafu ... Spike
Lucy Lucy ... Razzberry
Lulu Lulu ... Ethel
Mousie Mousie ... New Recruit
Matthew Broderick ... Jimmy Garrett
Helen Hunt ... Teri
William Sadler ... Dr. Carroll (as Bill Sadler)
Johnny Ray McGhee Johnny Ray McGhee ... Robertson
Jonathan Stark Jonathan Stark ... Sgt. Krieger
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Storyline

A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious "Project X". Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Together, they fought the U.S. Air Force. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Projekt X See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,309,985, 19 April 1987

Gross USA:

$18,532,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,589,395
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dick Miller makes an appearance as max King of king imports in the beginning in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Goofy is using the mop to knock the keys off the table, Virgil's collar is white. His collar is supposed to be blue at that point in the plot and is blue in previous and subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Garrett: A human pilot would react differently, because a human pilot would know that he's going to die.
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Connections

Referenced in NCIS: Los Angeles: Greed (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Shock The Monkey
Written and Performed by Peter Gabriel
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Hidden modern gem
24 April 2008 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

The eighties have to be considered part of the modern movie era. And already, this is a hidden gem.

The plot is about a government project which uses chimpanzees as guinea pigs in dangerous experiments, and about a man's change from bureaucrat to caring individual.

The plot could have been mundane and mushy, but instead was well crafted.

The film is expertly directed and written. We feel the pains and struggles. It is very moving, and sure to create a tear among the hardest hearts in places.


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