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Project X is a top-secret government undertaking involving trained chimpanzees. Grounded pilot [[Performer~P8627~Matthew Broderick~matthewbroderick]], assigned to teach the chimps how to operate a flight simulator, discovers that his charges are to be subjected to high levels of radiation to test potential human endurance. Risking a court martial, [[Performer~P8627~Broderick~matthewbroderick]] links up with [[Performer~P206617~Helen Hunt~helenhunt]], the researcher who has taught the chimps sign language, to save the simians from destruction. The serious subtext of Project X is forgotten during a Disneyesque comic finale, wherein the lovable chimps nearly trigger a nuclear meltdown! Without taking anything away from human stars [[Performer~P8627~Matthew Broderick~matthewbroderick]] and [[Performer~P206617~Helen Hunt~helenhunt]], we must note that the most engaging performance in Project X is delivered by Willie the Chimp, who essays the challenging role of Virgil the Chimp. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:April 17, 1987

Cast

Matthew Broderick
as Jimmy Garrett
Helen Hunt
as Teresa Teri McDonald, Psychologist
Bill Sadler
as Dr. Lynnard Carroll
Johnny Ray McGhee
as Isaac Robertson
Jonathan Stark
as Sgt. Kreig Kreiger
Robin Gammell
as Col. Niles
Stephen Lang
as Watts
Jean Smart
as Dr. Criswell
Chuck Bennett
as Gen. Claybourne
Lynn Eastman
as Sgt. Huntley
Michael Kramer
as Lt. Voeks
Lucy
as Razzberry Chimp
Reed R. McCants
as Lt. Frohman
Sonny Davis
as Sgt. Ridley
Catherine Paolone
as Miss Decker
Chevis Cooper
as Customer
David Raynr
as Airman Curtis
David Stenstrom
as Lt. Durschlag
Deborah Offner
as Carol Lee
Duncan Wilmore
as Maj. Duncan
Gil Mandelik
as Perks
Bob Minor
as Air Policeman
Dick Miller
as Max King, Freight Clerk
Marvin J. McIntyre
as Jimmy's Cellmate
Lance E. Nichols
as Hamer
Stan Foster
as Daniels
Daniel Roebuck
as Hadfield
Richard Cummings, Jr.
as Lt. Hayes
Harry Northrup
as Congressman
Jackie Kinner
as United Way Volunteer
Jackson Sleet
as Tavel
Sam Laws
as Bartender
Shelly Desai
as Mr. Verrous
Swede Johnson
as Senator
Tee Rodgers
as Brig M.P.
Travis Swords
as Fanara
Ward Costello
as Price
Julian Sylvester
as Airman
Ken Lerner
as Finley
Ken Sagoes
as Patrolman
Kim Robillard
as Lt. Rainey
Lance August
as Cochran
Mady Kaplan
as TV Announcer
Michael McGrady
as Wilson
Michael Milgrom
as Melvin
Pamela Ludwig
as Lenore
Randal Patrick
as Mackler
Raymond Elmendorf
as Air Policeman
Robert Covarrubias
as M.P. Rodriguez

Crew

Jonathan Kaplan
Director
Walter Parkes
Producer
Lawrence Lasker
Producer
Lawrence Lasker
Screen Story
Lawrence Lasker
Screenwriter
Walter Parkes
Screenwriter
Dean Cundey
Cinematographer
Gary Mallaber
Songwriter
Chris McCarty
Songwriter
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Gabriel
Songwriter
C.O. Erickson
Executive Producer
Rick Simpson
Set Designer
Lynn Christopher
Set Designer
Mary Vogt
Costume Designer
Petur Hliddal
Sound/Sound Designer
Albert M. Shapiro
First Assistant Director
Raymond Stella
Camera Operator
Jackie Burch
Casting
Michael Westmore
Makeup
Kevin Bartnof
Foley Artist
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