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Going Ape!

PG Released Apr 10, 1981 1h 27m Comedy List
Reviews 24% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
A rich man's son (Tony Danza) must baby-sit three pet orangutans for five years to inherit $5 million. Read More Read Less
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Austin Kennedy Sin Magazine Now, I LOVE bad movies. But this is so bad, that it can't even be good in a "so bad it's good" way. It's just plain bad Rated: .5/4 May 12, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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Chase H A big sentimental favorite for GenXers and it has orangutans in it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Tony Danza as a man who must keep his recently deceased father's three orangutans alive for several years in order to receive his father's multi million dollar estate. Another monkey comedy from the eighties. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review william s The hilarity does not ensue. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A guy must keep his fathers pet orangutans in order to inherit his estate. Stupid! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Hot on the heels of the seminal orangutan comedy "Every Which Way But Loose" comes this Tony Danza/Danny Devito orangutan comedy that ups the ante with three orangutans! Lowbrow does not begin to describe the comedy in this film. "Every Which Way But Loose" is Shakespeare compared to this. Still, I'm quite partial to monkey/ape oriented comedy, so I probably enjoyed this than most viewers. And if you're curious, writer/director Jeremy Joe Kronsberg is actually the screenwriter behind "Every Which Way But Loose," his only other screenwriting credit. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Tony Danza is bequested 3 apes in his uncle's will and will inherit $5 million if he keeps them alive for two years. Full of predictable slapstick that passed as comedy in the 70's. As bad as Who's The Boss but at least Danny Pintauro is absent. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A rich man's son (Tony Danza) must baby-sit three pet orangutans for five years to inherit $5 million.
Director
Jeremy Joe Kronsberg
Producer
Robert L. Rosen
Production Co
Hemdale Film Corporation [us], Paramount Pictures
Rating
PG
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 10, 1981, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 12, 2014
Runtime
1h 27m
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