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Inside Monkey Zetterland (1992)

R | | Comedy | 25 August 1993 (USA)
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An off beat comedy about an out of work screen writing/artist that complains about being too cool, too talented and way too gay.

Director:

Jefery Levy

Writers:

Steve Antin, John Boskovich (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Antin ... Monkey Zetterland
Patricia Arquette ... Grace
Sandra Bernhard ... Imogene
Sofia Coppola ... Cindy
Tate Donovan ... Brent Zetterland
Rupert Everett ... Sasha
Katherine Helmond ... Honor Zetterland
Bo Hopkins ... Mike Zetterland
Ricki Lake ... Bella the Stalker
Debi Mazar ... Daphne
Martha Plimpton ... Sofie
Robin Antin ... Waitress in Canters
Frances Bay ... Grandma
Luca Bercovici ... Boot Guy
Chuck Grieve Chuck Grieve ... Guy at Taco Stand
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Storyline

A bit of the offbeat tedium that is the life of Monkey Zetterland, an unemployed actor/writer obsessed by the old Red Car commuter trains. We explore Monkey's life through his interactions with family, friends, and neighbors. Written by John Allison <johna@cs.colorado.edu>

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Taglines:

Life. It's A Trip.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der ganz normale Wahnsinn See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$121,475
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Production Co:

Coast See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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[first lines]
Monkey: As a child I always felt responsible for my mom. Dad would be gone. She'd be alone for months, sometimes years, and eventually dad would come home. And I'd be okay. And everything would be all right. 'Cause mom would be saved.
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Quirky yet subtle
28 November 1999 | by evilminxSee all my reviews

In the beginning one does not know what to think of this movie. It's the story of a man and his quest for well, you could say love, happiness, possibly just contentment and a career. His family is quite insane, although very intriguing. You slowly start to understand exactly where Monkey is coming from. Many great performances (Debi Mazar, Sandra Bernhard, Martha Plimpton) keep the movie flowing. The sense of humor in this film comes from conflicts with family and friends. By the unpredictable end your wondering why it's ending so quickly. I became absorbed by it, wanting to know more about the future of Monkey Zetterland.


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