PG-13 | | Comedy
Zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors.
The theatrical trailer opens with the statement 'The following preview has not been tested on animals'. The main cast is introduced as 'Oscar winner' Kevin Kline; John 'Absolutely no chance of an Oscar' Cleese, Jamie Lee 'My mom & dad almost got an Oscar' Curtis and Michael 'I know someone called Oscar' Palin. The trailer ends with a clip from the deleted ending in which Kline's character Vince McCain is hit in the groin by a charging rhino and send flying.
Oh, great... terrific!
Rollo Lee: He decides to keep the zoo open, so you kill him! Brilliant! Well done! Thank you so much, especially for shooting him right between the eyes,
Rollo Lee: so that it doesn't look like an accident. Because the people at Octopus will know ...
When Vince is yelling, "He's talking to himself, and I'm the loony?" the second shot has him saying something else, possibly the first part of the line again.
No animals were injured during the making of this movie, only humans.
To receive a PG certificate for UK cinemas one cut was made to remove Rollo's use of 'fucking hell'. Video and DVD releases were uncut and the rating increased to a 12.
$3,759,480 (USA) (26 January 1997)