Monkey Trouble

Monkey Trouble

Director: Franco Amurri Cast: Finster
, Thora Birch
Thora Birch
, Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
Franco Amurri


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A young girl secretly adopts a runaway monkey only to have to deal with the simian's mischief-making tendencies in this family comedy. Young Eva (Thora Birch)'s dreams of having a pet are frustrated by the objections of her mother (Mimi Rogers) and allergic stepfather (Christopher McDonald). When she finds a stray capuchin monkey, she cannot resist it, and she keeps the animal -- which she names Dodger -- hidden in her room. Eva doesn't know that Dodger has just escaped from an evil organ grinder named Azro (Harvey Keitel, playing a regrettable Gypsy stereotype), who had trained the monkey to become an accomplished pickpocket. Old habits prove hard to break, and Dodger begins stealing everything in sight, landing Eva in plenty of trouble. Her problems are only compounded by the actions of the unscrupulous Azro, who wants to find Dodger and use him as part of an important robbery. The standard misunderstandings and slapstick comedy ensue, with the spunky Eva struggling to protect her new pet and herself. While probably too predictable to appeal to many adults, Monkey Trouble's skillful animal antics and resourceful young heroine may prove entertaining to youngsters.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/05/2017
UPC: 0888574564810
Original Release: 1994
Source: Warner Archives
Sales rank: 12,287

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Finster Dodger
Thora Birch Eva
Harvey Keitel Shorty
Mimi Rogers Amy
Christopher McDonald Tom
Kevin Scannell Peter
Marcy Goldman Actor
Julian Johnson Jack
Alison Elliott Tessa
Robert Miranda Drake
Victor Argo Charlie
Remy Ryan Katie
Adam LaVorgna Mark
Jo Champa Annie
John La Fayette Cates
Andi Chapman Christine
Julie Payne Librarian
Kimberly Cullum Jesse
Harvey Vernon Harold Weller
Frank Lugo Mexican Park Attendant
Aaron Lustig Store Manager
Deborah White Katie's Mother

Technical Credits
Franco Amurri Director,Screenwriter
John C. Broderick Co-producer
Michelle Buhler Makeup
Nathan Crowley Art Director
Leslie Dilley Production Designer
Michael Evje Sound/Sound Designer
Heidi Rufus Isaacs Producer
Charles Kelly Musical Direction/Supervision
Eileen Kennedy Costumes/Costume Designer
Stu Krieger Screenwriter
Ray Lovejoy Editor
Mark Mancina Score Composer
Chris Peppe Editor
Denise Pizzini Set Decoration/Design
Mimi Polk Producer
Karen Rea Casting
Ridley Scott Producer
Christian Halsey Solomon Co-producer
Mimi Polk Sotela Producer
J.D. Street Special Effects
Luciano Tovoli Cinematographer

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