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Summer of the Monkeys (1998)

G
101 min | Drama, Family

Summer Of The Monkeys (set in 1910 on the prairies of Canada) follows the story of a young boy, Jay, who dreams of getting enough money to buy his dream horse. One summer Jay finds four chimps on the prairie who have fallen off a circus ...See moreSummer Of The Monkeys (set in 1910 on the prairies of Canada) follows the story of a young boy, Jay, who dreams of getting enough money to buy his dream horse. One summer Jay finds four chimps on the prairie who have fallen off a circus cart. He later learns that there is a big reward for them. Enough to buy the horse... however, as time goes on he befriends the chimps... and it becomes apparent that Jay can't bear to part with them. Written by Nate Gardner See less
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Wilson Rawls (book) | Greg Taylor (teleplay) | Jim Strain (teleplay)
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$3,391
Gross (US & Canada)
$22,500
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Release date
Oct 30, 1998 (United States)

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Michael Ontkean
John Lee John Lee   See fewer
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Leslie Hope
Sarah Lee Sarah Lee   See fewer
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Wilford Brimley
Grandpa Sam Ferrans Grandpa Sam Ferrans   See fewer
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Corey Sevier
Jay Berry Lee Jay Berry Lee   See fewer
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Katie Stuart
Daisy Lee Daisy Lee   See fewer
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Don Francks
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Phillip Phillip   See fewer
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Melissa Lozoff
Miss Freeman (as Melissa Thompson) Miss Freeman (as Melissa Thompson)   See fewer
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Wayne Best
Mr. Patterson Mr. Patterson   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 507 votes