MVP - Most Valuable Primate

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Jack is a three-year-old chimpanzee who has been the subject of a long-term experiment by Dr. Kendall, a researcher who been teaching Jack to communicate through sign language. Jack, however, has not been making progress fast enough for Dr. Kendall's sponsor, Dr. Peabody, who has cut off his funding and sold Jack to a medical research lab. Afraid of what could happen to his simian friend, Dr. Kendall sneaks Jack out of his home in the lab; however, Jack is accidentally sent to Canada, where he gets loose and is discovered by Tara, a deaf girl who recognizes Jack's sign language. Jack has an even bigger surprise for Tara's older brother Steven; Jack scrambles onto the ice in the midst of practice for Steven's junior league hockey team, and he and his teammates discover the monkey has a natural talent for the game. With Jack on the team, Steven's team is on their way to a league championship, but Jack's notoriety attracts the unfortunate attention of Dr. Peabody, who are determined to ... Written by Anonymous

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Jack skates a little faster... Shoots a little harder... And is driving everyone bananas.


Release Date:

11 August 2000 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Шайбу, шайбу! See more »

Box Office


$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,237 (USA) (29 September 2000)


$1,246,237 (USA) (10 November 2000) See more »

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Technical Specs


93 min

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1 See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Moose: [to Steven, after slips and falls against the boards] Y'all right there, Yankee boy?
[Steven proceeds to defend himself, and leaps over the bench at him]
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Crazy Credits

(Closing dedication) In Memory of Elizabeth Anne Harland (Vince) See more »


Referenced in Баффи - истребительница вампиров: Into the Woods (2000) See more »


Coolest Looking Dude On Ice
Performed by Rod Frias
Music by Brahm Wenger & John M. Rosenberg
Lyrics by Brahm Wenger, John M. Rosenberg & Nicholas Wenger
Published by Malvan Productions Music (BMI)
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