Dunston Checks In

Dunston Checks In

Director: Ken Kwapis Cast: Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd


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A nervous hotel manager has all sorts of monkey business to deal with (actually orangutan business, but you get the idea) in this comedy for the family. Robert Grant (Jason Alexander) is the manager of The Majestic Hotel, a large and highly luxurious five-star facility. Grant is harried, overworked, and wants to take his two sons, Kyle (Eric Lloyd) and Brian (Graham Sack), on a well-deserved vacation, but when the owner of the Majestic, Mrs. Dubrow (Faye Dunnaway), hears that the hotel is being considered for the newly-minted and very prestigious six-star rating by the Le Monde Guide, it falls on Robert to make sure that everything is perfect when the guide's staff arrives. Since the inspectors will arrive unannounced, Robert has to chase after anyone who looks like they could be a VIP, so he finds himself giving the star treatment to new guest Lord Rutledge (Rupert Everett) when he spots Rutledge using a pocket camera to snap pictures in the lobby. However, Rutledge is actually a skilled jewel thief who has come to the Majestic to take advantage of its wealthy clientele, and he's arrived with his pet orangutan, Dunston, who has been trained to be Rutledge's partner in crime. Dunston gets lost in the hotel's air duct system; Kyle finds the friendly ape and discovers he makes a great playmate, which makes things all the more difficult for Robert. Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman) also appears as a trigger-happy animal control officer.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/1996
UPC: 0086162896231
Original Release: 1996
Rating: PG
Source: 20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jason Alexander Robert Grant
Faye Dunaway Mrs. Dubrow
Eric Lloyd Kyle Grant
Rupert Everett Lord Rutledge
Graham Sack Brian Grant
Paul Reubens Buck La Farge
Glenn Shadix Lionel Spalding
Nathan Davis Victor
Jennifer Bassey Mrs. Dellacroce
Judith Scott Nancy
Bruce Beatty Murray
Steven Gilborn Artie
Lois de Banzie Mrs. Winthrop
Natalie Core Mrs. Feldman
Peter Siragusa Maintenance Man
Ernest Perry Doorman
Frank Kopyc Night Doorman
Lynne Stewart Cucumber Woman
Marceline Hugot Mrs. Harrison
Cynthia Martells Ms. Pink
Michael McCarty Tex
Karen Maruyama Telephone Operator
Ray Chang Bellman #1
Neriah Napaul Ferrari Girl
Frank Welker Special Vocal Effects
Jim Ishida Bali Majestic Guest

Technical Credits
Ken Kwapis Director
Todd Black Producer
Jason Blumenthal Co-producer
John Brace Casting
Brian Burrows Stunts
Peter Lyons Collister Cinematographer
Phil Culotta Stunts
Bruce Graham Screenwriter
John Hopkins Original Story,Screenwriter
Robert Jauregui Stunts
Clark King Sound/Sound Designer
John T. Kretchmer Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Rodney Liber Executive Producer
Linda Lowy Casting
Keith Neely Art Director
Alina Panova Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Phillips Special Effects
Jon Poll Editor
John Robotham Stunts
J.P. Romano Stunts
Pat Romano Stunts
John-Clay Scott Stunts
Rusty Smith Production Designer
Joe Wizan Producer

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