Project X

Synopsis: A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious "Project X". Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Jonathan Kaplan
Actors: Willie, Okko, Karanja, Luke
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
79%
PG
Year:
1987
108 min
539 Views


Teri, don't throw all that away because

of an attachment to this animal.

Bring them here.

Let them see how much he's learned.

- When they see how much he's learned--

- They don't care.

I've been on the phone

with them all morning.

- It's like talking to a brick wall.

- Well, I don't care.

I'm keeping him.

The National Health Foundation

owns him.

I'll buy him.

And where are you going to find

the $15,000?

I'll raise it.

Not to mention

the $10,000 a year

for food and a veterinarian?

Come on.

I'll get it.

We all knew this was a temporary

arrangement when he got here.

I raised him.

He doesn't know anybody but me.

He's not gonna understand

what's happening.

There's a new children's zoo

in Houston.

I think he's going to be

sent there.

He'll be well cared for

and well loved.

( jet engine roaring )

( chittering )

Well, hello, my man.

You're in the air force now.

( monkeys chittering )

( monkeys screeching )

( typewriter keys clacking )

This is it. I'm through.

I'm dead. I'm done.

You've got to come up

with something.

They'll never let me fly again.

They're gonna

ground me forever.

Ground you?

You stole an airplane

from the air force.

You had a girl and an open bottle

of champagne in the cockpit.

I'm screwed.

You're gonna be lucky

if they let you walk again.

- So what are you gonna say?

- I don't know.

Okay, look.

Tell the colonel this girl is, like,

terrified of flying.

She had a brother who was killed

in a plane crash.

He got shot down in Vietnam.

So you took her up in your plane

to get her over the fear.

That's the stupidest thing

I ever heard.

They'll see right through it.

You're right.

You're screwed.

Come on, Garrett, let's get cleaned up.

You gotta go see the colonel.

- So what are you gonna do?

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Stanley Weiser

Stanley Weiser is an American screenwriter. He was born in New York City. He is a graduate of the NYU Film School. His screen credits include Wall Street and W., both directed by Oliver Stone. He also wrote the 20th Century Fox film, Project X. He is credited for creating characters in the sequel to Wall Street: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. In addition, he served as script consultant on Oliver Stone's Nixon and Any Given Sunday. Weiser's other projects include two civil rights dramas, developed as feature films, but made for television. Murder in Mississippi, a chronicle of the 1964 Freedom Summer movement and the lives and deaths of Cheney, Schwerner, and Goodman, the three young civil rights workers who were killed by the Ku Klux Klan, which aired on NBC in 1990. It was nominated for four Emmys and won the Directors Guild of America Award for best TV movie. Freedom Song, a semi-fictional account of the early SNCC movement in Mississippi, was co-written with Phil Alden Robinson, who also directed. They shared a Writers Guild of America Award and Humanitas nomination for the 2000 TNT film. Weiser also adapted the novel, Fatherland, by Robert Harris, for HBO. It was nominated for three Golden Globe awards and Miranda Richardson won for best supporting actress in a TV or cable movie. He wrote the NBC four-hour mini-series Witness to the Mob in 1998, which was produced by Robert De Niro. He also wrote Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story, for which he received a Writers Guild of America nomination for best TV movie. As of 2012, he wrote a biopic on the life of Rod Serling, the writer and The Twilight Zone creator. Weiser began his career as a production assistant for Brian De Palma on Phantom of the Paradise, and as an assistant cameraman on the Martin Scorsese documentary, Street Scenes. He is married and lives in Santa Monica, California. He is a founding member of the West Los Angeles Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center. more…

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