• Dunston Checks In (1996)

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Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: May 28th, 2002

PG|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Robert Grant (Jason Alexander) is the concierge of the elegant Majestic Hotel. With inspectors due for a surprise visit, the Majestic's owner, Mrs. Dubrow (Faye Dunaway), puts extra pressure on Robert to keep the establishment running flawlessly. Robert, hoping to be rewarded with some time off of work to relax with his sons (Eric Lloyd, Graham Sack), vows to put the utmost care into his duties -- a task that's complicated by one guest's unruly, light-fingered orangutan, Dunston.

Cast: Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd, Rupert Everett, Graham Sack, Paul Reubens, Glenn Shadix, Nathan Davis

Director: Ken Kwapis

Genres: Comedy, Family

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

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  • The story is predictable from start to finish, but there's ample fun getting there. Director Ken Kwapis lets the orangutan set the tone, and it ends up a slapstick ensemble comedy. [12 Jan 1996, p.3E]

  • A movie so dumb it raises serious questions about our place on the evolutionary ladder. [12 Jan 1996, p.12]

  • Dunston Checks In is a fast- moving, well-done farce that both kids and adults will enjoy. show more

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