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Monkey Shines (1988)

R 07/29/1988 (US) ThrillerDramaHorrorScience Fiction 1h 53m

Once there was a man whose prison was a chair. The man had a monkey, they made the strangest pair. The monkey ruled the man, it climbed inside his head. And now as fate would have it, one of them is dead.


A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.

  1. George A. Romero

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Michael Stewart


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jason Beghe

    Jason Beghe

    Allan Mann

  2. John Pankow

    John Pankow

    Geoffrey Fisher

  3. Kate McNeil

    Kate McNeil

    Melanie Parker

  4. Joyce Van Patten

    Joyce Van Patten

    Dorothy Mann

  5. Christine Forrest

    Christine Forrest

    Maryanne Hodges

  6. Stephen Root

    Stephen Root

    Dean Burbage

  7. Stanley Tucci

    Stanley Tucci

    Dr. John Wiseman

  8. Tom Quinn

    Charlie Cunningham

  9. Janine Turner

    Janine Turner

    Linda Aikman

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Monkey Shines
Monkey Shines

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $7,000,000.00

Revenue $5,344,577.00


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