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      Dunston Checks In

      1996, Kids & family/Comedy, 1h 28m

      18 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      Robert Grant (Jason Alexander) is the concierge of the elegant Majestic Hotel. With inspectors due for a surprise visit, the Majestic's owner, Mrs. Dubrow (Faye Dunaway), puts extra pressure on Robert to keep the establishment running flawlessly. Robert, hoping to be rewarded with some time off of work to relax with his sons (Eric Lloyd, Graham Sack), vows to put the utmost care into his duties -- a task that's complicated by one guest's unruly, light-fingered orangutan, Dunston.

      • Rating: PG

      • Genre: Kids & family, Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Ken Kwapis

      • Producer: Joe Wizan, Todd Black

      • Writer: John Hopkins, Bruce Graham

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $8.5M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: 20th Century Fox

      • Production Co: 20th Century Fox

      • Sound Mix: Surround, Stereo

      Cast & Crew

      Jason Alexander
      Faye Dunaway
      Eric Lloyd
      Rupert Everett
      Glenn Shadix
      Jennifer Bassey
      Rodney Liber
      Joe Wizan
      Miles Goodman
      Peter Collister
      Jon Poll
      Rusty Smith
      Keith Neely
      Alina Panova

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      • Sep 06, 2010

        Did the world really need another kids movie with an animal? No, but at least the movie isn't terrible. It's got a couple of funny scenes.

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      • May 14, 2010

        This is a great childrens movie I used to watch as a kid. This movie is about this orangutan which moves in to this fancy New York hotel and causes all kinds of trouble. I thought it was cute and very relaxing to watch. The monkey is very cute and well trained. If you're on the look for a good movie to watch with your children this one would be a very good choice.

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      • Sep 11, 2009

        You might expect "Dunston Checks In" to be a kiddy or cutesy show, and in a way it is, but it can also be a good family movie for anybody who likes comedies. A manager of a 5-star hotel in New York, Mr. Grant (Jason Alexander), has a great job, but he has to watch every step he takes because if he makes one mistake in the eyes of the owner, Mrs. Dubrow (Faye Dunaway), he could lose his high paying job and go from living in a 5-star hotel to something not so nice. Mr. Grant has two kids to raise, but things just might go haywire when an orangutan starts hanging out at the hotel. But not to fret, not only is the orangutan named Dunston real smart, he can also make simple things hilarious. "Dunston Checks In" isn't a groundbreaking comedy and it's not that original, but it is fun to watch, and it can be funny. I recommend anybody who likes comedies that feature an animal as the main star to at least rent "Dunston Checks In," if not buying it. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. Something about this movie I always loved and have watched it several times. It's not Jason Alexander, the orangutan, or anything, just the culmination of it as a whole somehow works to a charm.

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      • Nov 30, 2008

        this movies pretty good. its meant for kids really

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