Monkey Shines (1988)

R   |    |  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master.




  • Jason Beghe and Kate McNeil in Monkey Shines (1988)
  • John Pankow in Monkey Shines (1988)
  • George A. Romero and Boo in Monkey Shines (1988)
  • Boo in Monkey Shines (1988)
  • Jason Beghe in Monkey Shines (1988)
  • Boo in Monkey Shines (1988)

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22 August 2009 | ctomvelu1
| Capuchin antics
Offbeat horror film has a paraplegic being given a capuchin monkey named Ella as a companion. Only problem: the cute little monkey has been subjected to genetic experimentation, and has a mind of its its own. Pretty soon, the monkey is up to no good, and the paraplegic is becoming telepathically linked to the increasingly evil simian. George Rnmero made this little gem. The cast is largely unknown, although watch for a young Stanley Tucci as one of the paraplegic's surgeons and John Pankow as the paraplegic's buddy (and mad scientist). A weird little tale that takes its time to get to the nasty stuff, which is just fine with me as the killings are pretty routine.

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