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A chimp learns the blue lines rules of hockey (which is more than can be said for many fans) in this family oriented comedy from the creative team behind Air Bud. Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall (Lomax Study), a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. Jack, however, has not been making progress fast enough for Dr. Kendall's sponsor, Dr. Peabody (Oliver Muirhead), who has cut off his funding and sold Jack to a medical research lab. Afraid of what could happen to his simian friend, Dr. Kendall sneaks Jack out of his home in the lab; however, Jack is accidentally sent to Canada, where he gets loose and is discovered by Tara (Jamie Renee Smith), a deaf girl who recognizes Jack's sign language. Jack has an even bigger surprise for Tara's older brother Steven (Kevin Zegers); Jack scrambles onto the ice in the midst of practice for Steven's junior league hockey team, and he and his teammates discover the monkey has a natural talent for the game. With Jack on the team, Steven's team is on their way to a league championship, but Jack's notoriety attracts the unfortunate attention of Dr. Peabody, who are determined to send Jack back to his new owners. Jack is played on screen by three different chimps, Bernie, Mac, and Louie; the suppoirting cast also features former SCTV regular Dave Thomas. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 20, 2000

Cast

Kevin Zegers
as Steven Westover
Russell Ferrier
as Darren
Rick Ducommun
as Coach Marlowe
Oliver Muirhead
as Dr. Peabody
Lomax Study
as Dr. Kendall
Philip Granger
as Mark Westover
Ingrid Tesch
as Susie Westover
Dave Thomas
as Willy Drucker
Ray Galletti
as Magoo
Aaron Smolinski
as Pete the Captain
Trevor Roberts
as Larry
Philip Granger
as Mark Westover
Aaron Smolinski
as Pete the Captain
Ray Galletti
as Magoo
Dave Thomas
as Willy Drucker
Ingrid Tesch
as Susie Westover

Crew

Robert Vince
Director
Robert Vince
Producer
Ian Fodie
Producer
Robert Vince
Screenwriter
Anne Vince
Screenwriter
Glen Winter
Cinematographer
Brahm Wenger
Composer (Music Score)
Kelly Herron
Editor
Brian Davie
Production Designer
Robert Vince
Executive Producer
Anne Vince
Executive Producer
Cali Newcomen
Costume Designer
Sebastian Salm
Sound/Sound Designer
Marc Chiasson
Sound/Sound Designer
Ellie Kanner
Casting
Lorna Johnson
Casting
Marc Chiasson
Supervising Sound Editor
Scott Ateah
Second Unit Director Of Photography
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