The Barefoot Executive

The Barefoot Executive
The Barefoot Executive
  • G
  • 1h 36m
  • 1971
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A young Kurt Russell stars as Steven Post -- an ambitious mailroom clerk at a second-rate TV network. With his eye on the boardroom, and getting nowhere with the studio's top dog, he makes a career-changing discovery. His girlfriend's lovable pet chimp can pick a hit show every time! His secret for success turns into madcap monkey business when he makes vice president and jealous rivals want in on the act. Ride along with narrow escapes and a classic cast featuring Joe Flynn and Harry Morgan in a comedic climb up the corporate ladder!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Rob Thomas

A trenchant satire on corporate greed . . . oh, not really. Funny, silly chimp movie.

June 21, 2017
Emanuel Levy

June 21, 2017
Movie Mom
Nell Minow

June 20, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Classic chimp shenanigans are fun for Disney fans.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a story about a young mailroom clerk who wants to get ahead in business so badly that he lies about his methods of advancement, taking credit for somebody else's accomplishments. He makes amends in the end. Pratfalls and stunts on the ledge of a building may make some viewers nervous.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:March 17, 1971
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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