Project X (1987)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

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An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious "Project X".




  • Willie in Project X (1987)
  • Daniel Roebuck in Project X (1987)
  • Matthew Broderick in Project X (1987)
  • Matthew Broderick and Willie in Project X (1987)
  • Matthew Broderick in Project X (1987)
  • Willie in Project X (1987)

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13 August 2005 | xavier-borja
Helpless Dancer, just mentally helpless?
"This was pretty corny and unbelievable. What I call a silly drama. The acting was good, but the plot was totally unrealistic. At least, I don't think a monkey can fly a plane. The government is experimenting with chimps to see how long they can fly a plane in a simulated situation after taking a lethal dose of radiation. Helen Hunt's pet monkey gets into this program, and she is driven to rescuing him before his turn comes up. With the help of an air force cadet, she breaks the chimp out of the installation, but is in for big trouble from the military big-shots. Some tense moments follow, but they are so hammy that I couldn't get to worked up over the whole deal. Cute family show with some profanity."

Totally unrealistic, eh? Isn't ironic that this actually happened in real life? *shock*

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Release Date:

17 April 1987


English, American Sign Language

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Pasadena, California, USA

Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,309,985 19 April 1987

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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