Going Bananas (film)

Going Bananas is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Boaz Davidson and written by Menahem Golan. The film stars Dom DeLuise, Jimmie Walker, David Mendenhall, Deep Roy, Warren Berlinger and Herbert Lom. The film was released on February 12, 1988, by Cannon Film Distributors.[1][2]

Going Bananas
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Directed byBoaz Davidson
Written byMenahem Golan
Produced byYoram Globus
Menahem Golan
StarringDom DeLuise
Jimmie Walker
David Mendenhall
Deep Roy
Warren Berlinger
Herbert Lom
CinematographyJoseph Wein
Edited byBruria Davidson
Natan Zahavi
Music byPino Donaggio
Distributed byCannon Film Distributors
Release date
  • August 5, 1987 (1987-08-05) (France)
  • February 12, 1988 (1988-02-12) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States


A boy (David Mendenhall), his guardian (Dom DeLuise) and an African guide (Jimmie Walker) try to save a talking chimp called Bonzo from bad guys.

The role of Bonzo was offered to real apes named Stephen Harviston and Clyde before being given to dwarf actor Deep Roy. The role of Big Bad Joe Hopkins was advertised to be played by Bud Spencer before changed to Dom DeLuise. Directors considered were Menahem Golan and Sam Firstenberg.



  1. ^ "Going Bananas (1987) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-12-17.
  2. ^ Hal Erickson (2015). "Going-Bananas - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2015-12-17.

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