Project X

April 17th, 1987


Project X

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A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious "Project X"...

Release Year: 1987

Rating: 5.9/10 (4,959 voted)

Director: Jonathan Kaplan

Stars: Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Willie

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.

Writers: Stanley Weiser, Stanley Weiser

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

Taglines: Following orders isn't the only way to become a hero.

Release Date: 17 April 1987

Filming Locations: Stage 15, 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $18,532,286 (USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

As the emotional sounds that chimps make do not in any way resemble those of humans, it was decided to create their vocalizations using actors. Every chimp sound in the picture, other than one very brief outburst, is ADR. The role of Goliath, the giant ape, was voiced by the African-American actor 'Arthur Burghart', who played Dr. Jack Scott on "One Life at a Time" and the smallest female chimp, Daisy, was voiced by 'Annie Lockhart' of "Battleship Gallactica" fame. Norman B. Schwartz was the vocal effects director.

Factual errors: The leather jacket Jimmy Garret wears is actually a Navy G-1 flight jacket worn by Navy aircrew. Being in the Air Force he would wear the Air Force A-2 jacket.

[last lines]
Teri: You're free. Go on. Go on.

User Review

Surprisingly, very good

Rating: 8/10

Much to my surprise, it was easy to like this film. All of the primates did a great job, and although some scenes were a little hard to believe, the overall story had a good message and many terrific moments, especially towards the end. It was a very funny film at times, but for me, the more dramatic moments worked the best. A very enjoyable experience.


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