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GOING APE!

title: GOING APE!
year: 1981
cast: Tony Danza, Danny DeVito
rating: *

Not only is this an awful movie, it's sluggish and uncomfortable...
Attempting to ride the Simian coattails of the popular Clint Eastwood ANY WHICH WAY flicks, we have pointless bachelor Tony Danza inheriting three orangutans from his deceased father, a once great, highly successful circus performer.

If Tony keeps the frolicking, troublesome trio in his apartment for over a year, he gets a million dollars. Meanwhile, thugs want him to fail, and attempt killing the apes.

Too much running around takes away from the orangutans, providing a few basic tricks and facial expressions but are merely background to the lame thug antics and a plethora of uninteresting and unfunny side-characters including fellow TAXI star Danny DeVito as "Lazlo," helping Danza maintain along with Stacey Nelkin as Danza's flustered girlfriend and her uptight mother, Jessica Walter, who, along with everyone else, must have lost a bet to appear in this turkey.
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