Once there was a man whose prison was a chair. The man had a monkey, they made the strangest pair. The monkey ruled the man, it climbed inside his head. And now as fate would have it, one of them is dead.


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A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.

  • Original title: Monkey Shines
  • Release date: July 29, 1988
  • Status: Released
  • Genres: Thriller, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Producers: Orion Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer


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