last night, my brother and i were talking about how we remembered watching this movie when we were little about monkeys and testing. we remembered that there were lots of monkeys in cages stacked on top of each other and i was thinking that michael j fox might have been in it. my mom walked in and asked us what we were talking about and she remembered it too, but she said that it was someone else, not mjf, but she couldn't describe him to me...turns out all she knew was that he was still popular and in magazines frequently and married to a girl with blonde hair. after a few minutes and many questions, i come to the realization that she's talking about matthew broderick. so i looked it up and i came up with project x. here's the summary.
"a young military inductee is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious "project x". after spending time with the chimps, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told."
we really didn't remember much except that one of the chimps dies and they injected the chimps with shots. and i remembered there was a girl who taught the chimps using blocks with the alphabet on them or something. helen hunt is listed in the credits, but i really have no idea if that was her role in the movie or not. it's very possible i could be getting my monkey movies mixed up. my brother says he also remembers watching a movie with my dad where monkeys were taught to fly planes and something about nuclear testing. i have no clue. yes, i know it's random.
speaking of random 80s movies...
i was in walmart with robyn and we were in the entertainment section. now, i'm a sucker for the $5.50 bin containing 9 million random dvds. robyn, not so much. but i convinced her that if you dig long enough, you were sure to find something that would change your life forever. in the process of trying to prove my point...i struck gold! i found the one and only short circuit! i was so excited!