Monkey Shines



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

    Maryanne Hodges

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Monkey Shines
Monkey Shines



Status Released

Release Information

  • July 29, 1988


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget $7,000,000.00

Revenue $5,344,577.00

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