Summer of the Monkeys

Summer of the Monkeys

Director: Michael Anderson Cast: Michael Ontkean, Leslie Hope, Wilford Brimley


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Michael Anderson directed this Canadian coming-of-age adventure that generates nostalgia for rural America at the turn of the century. Farmer John Lee (Michael Ontkean) and wife Sarah (Leslie Hope) have two children, Jay Berry (Corey Sevier) and crippled Daisy (Katie Stuart). Hoping to buy a pony, Jay Berry works during the summer at the town's general store, run by Gramps (Wilford Bramley). After a train wreck, circus monkeys escape. Jay Berry spots them and sees an opportunity to earn extra money by collecting the reward. But how can he catch them? Shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2007
UPC: 0787364786893
Original Release: 1998
Rating: G
Source: Bci / Eclipse
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:41:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Ontkean John Lee
Leslie Hope Sara Lee
Wilford Brimley Grandpa Sam Ferens
Corey Sevier Jay Berry Lee
Katie Stuart Daisy Lee
Don Francks Bayliss Hatcher
Andre Therein Jobert
B.J. McLellan Toby
Kim Schraner Rose

Technical Credits
Michael Anderson Director
George Blondheim Score Composer
Dan Conley Set Decoration/Design
David Doerksen Executive Producer
Ehud Ellman Asst. Director
Seamus Flannery Production Designer
Ellen Freyer Executive Producer
Libby Goldstein Casting
Stephanie Gorin Casting
Chris Harding Executive Producer
Bill Ives Art Director
Linda Kemp Costumes/Costume Designer
Junie Lowry-Johnson Casting
Michael Storey Cinematographer
Michael Storey Cinematographer
Jim Strain Screenwriter
Lenka Svab Editor
George Tarrant Sound/Sound Designer
Greg "Fingers" Taylor Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Summer of the Monkeys
1. Train Wreck [7:51]
2. Jay Berry's Punishment [7:00]
3. Grandpa's Store [6:19]
4. Discovering the Monkeys [7:20]
5. The Hefty Reward [7:16]
6. Setting the Trap [8:59]
7. Drunk Monkeys [7:48]
8. Finding Middle Ground [5:46]
9. The Ridgewell Library [10:51]
10. A Fierce Storm [12:13]
11. The Monkeys Come Home [11:24]
12. Jay Berry's Gift [8:16]

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Summer of the Monkeys 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this movie had a lot of good heart and spirit. It was really cute and sad at the same time. I would recommend it to anyone,even if you're not a monkey lover!