PROJECT X (Theatrical Release USA 1987)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Stars ììì

Project X 
has Matthew Broderick pulling off a fairly good performance as a United States airman saving experimental chimpanzees. It’s a treat to see chimpanzees interacting with humans. I’m surprised to see Broderick smoking on screen. It’s refreshing to see a very young Helen Hunt in this film.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A trained chimpanzee named Virgil (Willie) who learns the art of sign language is supposed to be shipped to a zoo and is placed in an Air Force experimental lab instead. Airman Jimmy Garret (Matthew Broderick) bonds with the chimp and endeavors to save as many of the laboratory’s chimps as he can.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Jonathan Kaplan for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer C.O. Erickson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Goofy (Okko), Goliath (Karanja), Bluebeard (Luke), Teri (Helen Hunt), Dr. Carroll (William Sadler), Robertson (Johnny Ray McGhee), Sergeant Krieger (Jonathan Stark), Colonel Niles (Robin Gammell), Watts (Stephen Lang), Dr. Criswell (Jean Smart), General Claybourne (Chuck Bennett), and Hadfield (Daniel Roebuck).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s worth at least one viewing.

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