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Funky Monkey is a 2004 family comedy film starring Matthew Modine and Roma Downey. It is written by Lance Kinsey and Peter Nelson. It is directed by Harry Basil. The tagline is "He's one high tech super chimp".

Funky Monkey
Directed byHarry Basil
Produced byMoshe Diamant
Frank Hübner
Andrew Stevens
Written byLance Kinsey
Peter Nelson
Byron Jelden
Gene Quintano
StarringMatthew Modine
Roma Downey
Music byCeiri Torjussen
CinematographyMichael Goi
Edited byStephen Adrianson
John Grover
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • September 17, 2004 (2004-09-17)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States
Germany
LanguageEnglish
Budget$30 million

PlotEdit

The story is about Alec McCall (Matthew Modine), a spy, who teams up with Clements, a chimp, to save the day. He has a change of heart when his boss, Flick, turns out to be bad and wants to perform experiments on the chimp. These experiments are to create chimp soldiers for the highest bidder.

McCall takes Clements away on the run to his hometown, where they meet a genius boy named Michael (Seth Adkins). Michael wants to impress a girl by playing on the football team. The coach (Jeffrey Tambor) allows him on the team only if he tutors the star players who are on the brink of being kicked off due to bad grades. Meanwhile, Flick sends his goons out to find the chimp. Michael's single mom, Megan, a computer programmer, has her eye on McCall, who rents out a room from her. She does not know about Clements, but Michael does.

After the goons fail to get the chimp, Flick goes to get Clements himself by breaking in and gassing Clements and Michael. Flick takes them back to his headquarters so the doctor (Gilbert Gottfried) can perform his experiments. McCall rescues them and they head back for the Homecoming football game. Soon the bad guys show up and dress as football players to play in the game and get Clements. Clements and McCall join the team to stop Flick from winning. Michael wins the game, and Flick and his henchmen are arrested for animal cruelty. Michael gets the girl and McCall gets Megan.[1]

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ReceptionEdit

Funky Monkey received negative reviews from critics. Although the film was originally intended for a theatrical release, it ended up being dumped straight-to-video despite its $30 million budget.

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