Dunston Checks In

Dunston Checks In

Ken Kwapis (1996)

PG Certificate
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Here's the primate with the mostest! Early Tarzan films led the way, with the ape-man's own furry jungle swinger, Cheetah. Now there's Dunston (played by Sam), an orangutan acting as the unwilling sidekick to a snooty English peer (Rupert Everett) who wants to use him to burgle New York's Majestic Hotel. It's amiable tosh, but Dunston's antics - especially when he's rescued by the hotel manager's two young sons - are as delightfully appealing as Faye Dunaway's rudely ruthless proprietor is unattractive.


A gentleman jewel thief's pet orang-utan runs amok in a swanky hotel, causing endless problems for the put-upon manager who has enough on his plate trying to ensure the establishment successfully attains a six-star rating. Family comedy, starring Jason Alexander, Rupert Everett, Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd and Paul Reubens.

Cast & Crew

Robert Grant Jason Alexander
Mrs Dubrow Faye Dunaway
Kyle Grant Eric Lloyd
Lord Rutledge Rupert Everett
Brian Graham Sack
La Farge Paul Reubens
Lionel Spalding Glenn Shadix
Victor Nathan Davis
Mrs Dellacroe Jennifer Bassey
Director Ken Kwapis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdGuidance: Edited for language.Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Children's