Plot & Details
Project X is a top-secret government undertaking involving trained chimpanzees. Grounded pilot Matthew Broderick, assigned to teach the chimps how to operate a flight simulator, discovers that his charges are to be subjected to high levels of radiation to test potential human endurance. Risking a court martial, Broderick links up with Helen Hunt, the researcher who has taught the chimps sign language, to save the simians from destruction. The serious subtext of Project X is forgotten during a Disneyesque comic finale, wherein the lovable chimps nearly trigger a nuclear meltdown! Without taking anything away from human stars Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt, we must note that the most engaging performance in Project X is delivered by Willie the Chimp, who essays the challenging role of Virgil the Chimp.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 107min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/11/2008
- DVD Release Date: 02/22/2005
- Distributor(s): 20th Century Fox
- Director(s): Jonathan Kaplan
- Starring: Matthew Broderick , Helen Hunt , Bill Sadler , Johnny Ray McGhee , Jonathan Stark
- Themes: Crisis of Conscience,Monkeys
- Tone: Sweet,Tearjerking,Warm
- Keywords: chimpanzee, flight-simulator, military, nuclear-accident, pilot, project [plan], radiation, sign-language
- Country of Origin: USA (04-17-1987)
- Language: English