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Going Ape! (1981)

PG
87 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

When his father - who owned a circus - dies, Foster inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orangutans. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the orangutans or just one gets sick or dies during the next 3 years, ...See moreWhen his father - who owned a circus - dies, Foster inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orangutans. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the orangutans or just one gets sick or dies during the next 3 years, the zoological society will get all the money. So he not only has to deal with 3 apes and an annoyed girlfriend, but also with Laszlo, a kooky new roommate who came from the circus to help with the apes, a greedy zoological society's president, 3 bumbling henchmen and a cranky landlord. Written by Tom Zoerner See less
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Wallis Nicita (as Wally Nicita)
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Updated Apr 10, 1981

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Apr 10, 1981 (United States)

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37 cast members
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Tony Danza
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Stacey Nelkin
Cynthia (as Stacey Nelkin) Cynthia (as Stacey Nelkin)   See fewer
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Frank Sivero
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Rick Hurst
Brandon Brandon   See fewer
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Howard Mann
Jules Cohen Jules Cohen   See fewer
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Joseph Maher
Gridley Gridley   See fewer
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Leon Askin
Zebrewski Zebrewski   See fewer
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Ted White
Goon #1 Goon #1   See fewer
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Bob Terhune
Goon #2 Goon #2   See fewer
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Goon #3 (as Jay Durkus) Goon #3 (as Jay Durkus)   See fewer
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Farley Farley   See fewer
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Poppy Lagos
Sister Sister   See fewer
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Marji Martin
Sister Sister   See fewer
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D.J. Sullivan
Sister Sister   See fewer
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Ruth Gillette
Marianne Marianne   See fewer
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Henry Charles
Ringmaster Ringmaster   See fewer
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Gene LeBell
Faraday Faraday   See fewer
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Merie Earle
Binocular Lady Binocular Lady   See fewer
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Carter Carter   See fewer
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Gabriel Jarret
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Roger Arroyo
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John Daheim
Clown (as John Day) Clown (as John Day)   See fewer
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Sosimo Hernandez
Flugist Flugist   See fewer
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Beth Nufer
Elephant Girl Elephant Girl   See fewer
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Jay S. York
Strong Man (as Jay York) Strong Man (as Jay York)   See fewer
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Bobby Berosini's Orangutan
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Main Monkey (uncredited) Main Monkey (uncredited)   See fewer
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3.7 / 10 | 665 votes