Dunston Checks In (1996)
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A nervous hotel manager has all sorts of monkey business to deal with (actually orangutan business, but you get the idea) in this comedy for the family. Robert Grant (Jason Alexander) is the manager of The Majestic Hotel, a large and highly luxurious five-star facility. Grant is harried, overworked, and wants to take his two sons, Kyle (Eric Lloyd) and Brian (Graham Sack), on a well-deserved vacation, but when the owner of the Majestic, Mrs. Dubrow (Faye Dunnaway), hears that the hotel is being
Jan 12, 1996 Wide
May 28, 2002
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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Buck La Farge
Lois De Banzie
Ernest Perry Jr.
Lynne Marie Stewart
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Bali Majestic Guest
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An unruly orangutan plus an opulent hotel setting equals a natural disaster, or in this case a kids' movie.
There isn't much of a story. The minimal plot exists exclusively to get the orangutan Dunston (played by "Sam") into as many odd, potentially-comic circumstances as possible.
Dumb chimp-gorilla-orangutan genre laughs, and forgettable.
Depends on your orangutan tolerance.
Its value is ultimately just as a way to keep your children quiet and pliant for ninety minutes.
Audience Reviews for Dunston Checks In
- Victor: Why is he talking to his crotch?
- Lord Rutledge: Do you know what my specialty is? I can make nosy little boys.. disappear!
- Lord Rutledge: Don't you spank your hairy bottom at me!
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