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Monkey Trouble (1994)




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A young girl secretly adopts a runaway monkey only to have to deal with the simian's mischief-making tendencies in this family comedy. Young Eva (Thora Birch)'s dreams of having a pet are frustrated by the objections of her mother (Mimi Rogers) and allergic stepfather (Christopher McDonald). When she finds a stray capuchin monkey, she cannot resist it, and she keeps the animal -- which she names Dodger -- hidden in her room. Eva doesn't know that Dodger has just escaped from an evil organ grinder named Azro (Harvey Keitel, playing a regrettable Gypsy stereotype), who had trained the monkey to become an accomplished pickpocket. Old habits prove hard to break, and Dodger begins stealing everything in sight, landing Eva in plenty of trouble. Her problems are only compounded by the actions of the unscrupulous Azro, who wants to find Dodger and use him as part of an important robbery. The standard misunderstandings and slapstick comedy ensue, with the spunky Eva struggling to protect her new pet and herself. While probably too predictable to appeal to many adults, Monkey Trouble's skillful animal antics and resourceful young heroine may prove entertaining to youngsters.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Stu Krieger, Franco Amurri
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 3, 2002
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Thora Birch
as Eva Gregory
Harvey Keitel
as Azro `Shorty' Kohn
as Finster
Victor Argo
as Charlie
Remy Ryan
as Katie
Jo Champa
as Annie
Andi Chapman
as Christine
Julie Payne
as Librarian
Molly David
as Kaye Weller
Harvey Vernon
as Harold Weller
Tereza Ellis
as Cashier
Frank Lugo
as Mexican Park Attenda...
Gerry Bednob
as Mr. Rao
Aaron Lustig
as Store Manager
Bea Soong
as Japanese Woman
Deborah White
as Katie's Mother
Richard Reicheg
as Assistant to Mr. Big
Rino Piccolo
as Man in Crowd
Mary Goldman
as Park Attendant
Christopher Gabriel
as Bored Cashier
Carrie Pauley
as Girl With Kite
Stephen J. Todey
as Rooftop Worker
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Critic Reviews for Monkey Trouble

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 18, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Monkey Trouble

Another animal and kid movie, just as stupid as the rest, but it'll entertain the kids.

Aj V

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Wahida K

Super Reviewer

I've seen this movie many times when I was younger. Its about this troubled girl whose life takes a drastic change when she finds this pet monkey. She hides the monkey in her room so her parents won't know. When she discovers that this monkey has been trained to be a thief by a gypsy she tries to train the monkey to stop stealing. When the gypsy wants the monkey back, she tries everything to keep the monkey from him. This is a very good family movie.

Naughtia Nahazhina

Super Reviewer

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