Student Jane jobs as an assistant for the animal researcher Phillip in a lonesome old house. They live alone except for the chimpanzees and butler Link: a 45 years old very intelligent orangutan. Phillip wants to put Link to death. However before he can do this he's vanished tracelessly one morning. Link starts behaving more and more aggressive and prohibits Jane from using the phone or reaching the next village. When she punishes him by locking him out, he becomes violent.
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
For thousands of years man has enslaved the ape. Now, the tables are about to turn...
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19 September 1986 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $660,874,
5 October 1986, Limited Release
Gross USA: $1,720,450
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?
Link is an orangutan and they have reddish-brown fur, in the film he is recalled as a chimp and the trainers dyed his fur black. See more
Dr. Steven Phillip
There are some turds in the hall, clear them up.
There is another edition of the movie. On the French DVD and VHS, the film is longer and gives to the movie a much more psychological effect. If the first scene in the US cut is missing (the Imp's escape) all the parts with Terence Stamp are much longer and makes the movie much more coherent. Unfortunately, the only language provided on the French DVD is French. See more
Written by Sam Coslow
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