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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. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

  • Release date:March 18, 1994

Cast

Thora Birch
as Eva
Harvey Keitel
as Shorty
Mimi Rogers
as Amy
Christopher McDonald
as Tom
Kevin Scannell
as Peter
Marcy Goldman
Adam LaVorgna
as Mark
Harvey Vernon
as Harold Weller
Aaron Lustig
as Store Manager
John La Fayette
as Cates
Remy Ryan
as Katie
Andi Chapman
as Christine
Jo Champa
as Annie
Alison Elliott
as Tessa
Robert Miranda
as Drake
Frank Lugo
as Mexican Park Attendant
Kimberly Cullum
as Jesse
Julie Payne
as Librarian
Victor Argo
as Charlie

Crew

Franco Amurri
Director
Heidi Rufus Isaacs
Producer
Mimi Polk
Producer
Mimi Polk Sotela
Producer
Ridley Scott
Producer
Stu Krieger
Screenwriter
Franco Amurri
Screenwriter
Luciano Tovoli
Cinematographer
Mark Mancina
Composer (Music Score)
Ray Lovejoy
Editor
Chris Peppe
Editor
Leslie Dilley
Production Designer
Nathan Crowley
Art Director
John C. Broderick
Co-producer
Christian Halsey Solomon
Co-producer
Denise Pizzini
Set Designer
Michael Evje
Sound/Sound Designer
Karen Rea
Casting
Michelle Buhler
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