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Dunston Checks In (1996) Movie Information

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Ken Kwapis


Jason Alexander
Faye Dunaway
Eric Lloyd
Rupert Everett
Graham Sack
Paul Reubens





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The concierge of the Majestic Hotel is looking to impress an undercover reviewer but his sons are more interested in causing trouble. When jewel thief Rutledge checks in, along with his larcenous orangutan Dunston, things look bleak, but Dunston is seeking a change of lifestyles and the boys are more than happy to help. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans 12/08/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Caters solely to children. I only watched it once as a kid.

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mitchellyoung 08/04/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I have a major soft spot for this film since I watched it so much growing up. The characters are wild and exaggerated and a lot of the film's successful humor come from Paul Reubens' snaky animal hunter and Jason Alexander's pompous hotel guest.

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PsychoKing1227 02/07/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I loved this movie when I was of those go-to movies if I was bored. However, there was little turnover when I started appreciating more mature fare. The comedy in it is both adult and childish, with the childish far outweighing the mature. It is watchable now as an adult, but little more than that. A possible go-to movie for when I have kids of my own.

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Chris Kavan 09/12/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I think young kids will appreciate this, but I grew out of monkeys long ago. It's not the worst family film ever, but you can easily find better out there.

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06/22/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Not for the discerning!

A little boy who lives in a luxurious hotel has no friends and lives a lonely life with his father Robert Grant (Jason Alexander’s "Seinfeld" who is the manager of The Majestic, a large five-star hotel) and brother until a lovable orangutan walks in one day and becomes his new best buddy.

Grant is overworked and wants to take his two boys, on a vacation, but when the owner (Faye Dunnaway) hears that her hotel is being considered for a six star rating, it falls on Grant to ensure that everything is perfect when the rating staff arrives. It's fun to see Faye Dunaway in a comic role. Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) is the crazed animal control official while Rupert Everett plays the snobbish and villainous Lord Rutledge intend on stealing the guests' jewelry. Monkey mayhem ensues and ther...

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