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Dunston Checks In

Dunston Checks In
Dunston Checks In
Dunston Checks In
  • PG
  • 1h 29m
  • 1996
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When a guest with an orangutan checks into one of the most posh hotels in the city, the hapless manager tries to settle the monkey business and keep his finicky boss under control.
© 1996 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Common Sense Says
Silly orangutan brightens lackluster family flick.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there is little to offend or scare in this fluffy film that harks back to the low-concept, unadorned, and mild children's comedies of the '60s and '70s. There's a lot of cartoonish violence and the firing of a rifle-type tranquilizer dart. Sensitive kids might be concerned that Dunston, the orangutan, will be killed but the gun-wielding animal control specialist, but he's not a very threatening figure. The words "hell" and "holy s--t" are each used once and stand out as unnecessary swearing. There are a few depictions of hot-to-trot older women that are executed with the utmost silliness -- mistaking the ape for her handsome masseuse, a woman is turned on by some tushy-slapping -- the randy behavior will go over the heads of young kids.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:January 12, 1996
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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