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Going Ape!
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Going Ape! (1981)
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Videonut324 on 04/04/2013
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chandler0201 1 year 4 weeks ago

I believe this was the only release of this film, on VHS or DVD?


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There were 3 conditions to the 5 million dollar inheritance, and they had to be bathed once a week.

When his father - who owned a circus - dies, Oscar inherits 5 million dollars - and 3 orangutangs. However there's a condition connected to the money: if he gives away the apes or just one gets sick or dies during the next 3 years, the zoologic society will get all the money. So he not only has to deal with 3 apes and an annoyed girlfriend, but also with a greedy zoologic society's president.

Release Date: April 10, 1981

Distrib: Paramount

Boxoffice: $5,504,218

Paramount had a disastrous 1981 release calendar where nothing worked except for RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. GOING APE! was among the worst of a series of box office bombs.

TRIVIA: Despite its horrible year at the box office , Paramount had a distinction that no studio had since 1977. What is that?

Which studio had that distinction in 1977? What was the irony of both studios distinction?

Which cult movie from the 70s was re-released with the title GOING APE?