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Product Details

  • Actors: Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd, Rupert Everett, Graham Sack
  • Directors: Ken Kwapis
  • Writers: Bruce Graham, John Hopkins
  • Producers: Jason Blumenthal, Joe Wizan, John T. Kretchmer, Rodney Liber, Todd Black
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • VHS Release Date: May 28, 1996
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6304017049
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,872 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

A five star hotel turns into a 3-ring circus when an orangutan named Dunston checks in. Jason Alexander and Faye Dunaway star in this hilarious romp about an orangutan who gets loose in the elegant Majestic Hotel on the eve of the social event of the season. Dodging his jewel-thieving owner and the frantic hotel manager, Dunston is befriended by the manager's ten-year old son, Kyle, who is determined to help his new friend escape. Filled with laughter and comic high-jinks, "Dunston Checks In" is "a steady stream of giggles for those who get a kick out of monkey business." (Henry Sheehan, Orange County Register)

Customer Reviews

My kids love this movie, they will watch it over and over again.
Linda
This family filled fun movie is great for kids and adults alike. this movie is really good. and fun for everyone.
David
I recieved my product fast and in the condition it was said to be in.
Mary Ladue

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Todd Gray on December 17, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Ah, the simple pleasures in life. Monkey movies are getting to be few and far between, with the bad ones overtaking the good. (Did anyone see Ed with Matt LeBlanc, yeah, i didn't think so) All those that feel that the genre of monkey movies is almost dead should see the brilliant Dunston Checks In. This film has it all: a monkey that wreaks havoc in a swanky hotel, and Jason Alexander really overacting. Jason, lighten up bud! you are in a monkey movie! The real pleasure comes in knowing that this film was an attempt to breath life into the monkey movie genre, a field that has been over looked by the Oscars for numerous years. The only problem with this film is that it is far too short. When will filmakers realize that monkey films should be epics, not 90 minute comedies. Give me an epic monkey movie over the same old Martin Lawrence and Eddie Murphy garbage anyday. Dunston, i think i speak for everyone when i say: I love you!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 2002
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
"Dunston Checks In" is great family fun. The plot involves a chimp who wreaks havoc in a five-star Manhattan Hotel and befriends the manager's young sons in the process. Warm-hearted, funny, and quite entertaining for ages 4 and up. The chimp and his antics are adorable and the acting is quite good, featuring performances by Jason Alexander (as the hotel manager), Faye Dunaway (as a Leona Helmsley-like hotel owner), Rupert Everett (as Dunston's owner), and Pee-Wee Herman.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 5, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I have a 3 year old daughter who absolutely LOVES this movie. She has watched it so many times that the reason I came on this web site was to purchase another one because she wore out the last one. If you have any children between the ages of 2 and 10 and especially love to watch animals, this is the movie for them!!! I have to admit, I have caught myself putting off doing my dishes and other household chores to sit down with my daughter and watch it with her. My daughter and I have talked on numerous occassions throughout the movie about the funny things Dunston does during the movie and there are times you will find yourself laughing out loud because Dunston and the boy (sorry, I forgot his real name but his name is Kyle in the movie) make such a good comical team. It is also very touching and not sad (we are the type of people who hate to watch movies that are sad at the end or an animal dies). If my daughter can keep her eyes glued to this movie, anyone's child will do the same and keep asking for "MORE"!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 6, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I like this movie very much. My favorite thing in the whole movie is Paul Reubens as Buck LaFarge, the animal control man. It is a childrens movie, but overall well acted and funny. Jason Alexander, Faye Dunnaway, and Rupert Everet are also very good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 1, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
dunston checks in is rules.I'm 16 and i watch it every freak'n day.i love JENNIFER BASSEYs performence she makes the whole movie.So check it out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vaughn Keaton on May 15, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
My granddaughter asked for this item for Christmas, she loves, and watches it and leased once or twice a week, thanks
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 22, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I think that this movie is a great movie for the family. Very funny, fun to watch, I personally loved it. Jason Alexander did a terrific job in this movie, and the kids + the monkey are ADORABLE.
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This was surprisingly entertaining and with a few minor exceptions, very inoffensive family fare. It's another one of those adults-and-kids-can-both-enjoy flicks with a number of lines that border on being too much for kids but are still tame for adults - close, but safe. There are also some funny special effects and some good slapstick humor.

Being basically a kids' film, the main child, played by Eric Lloyd is cute but a little too spoiled for me but he's tolerable, as is his brother. Jason Alexander is the father, a very likable subdued guy but a little too lenient.

The real surprise in this cast is Faye Dunaway. Usually playing hard-edged types, she is the opposite in here which is kind of refreshing to see. She shows a nice comedic touch. The chimpanzee is probably the most entertaining, which is the idea, but so is the villain played by Rupert Evert. In other words, there are a lot of likable characters in this movie.

This a "sleeper:" an underrated film that a lot of people would enjoy. I'm sorry it never got much "press."
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