Monday, November 9, 2009

GOING APE! (1981)

For a movie that few people have heard of and even less have seen GOING APE has a lot of familiar faces. First off you gotta that grinning idiot Tony Danza and short legged Danny DeVito, but then you have Jessica Walter, Stacey Nelkin, Art Metrano, Frank Sivero, Leon Askin and Ted White who's been a bit player in a million movies but is most famous for playing Jason in FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER!!!

The story (Tony Danza has to raise 3 orangutans for 2 years to earn his inheritance) is ridiculous, but then when you throw in some bumbling assassins who are trying to kill the orangutans but just end up spilling paint, wrecking cars and falling down a lot you got pure 80's silliness.  How did this movie even find financing?

Worth a watch, I guess, if you're into this kind of stuff.