Project X (1988, drama and adventure)

We first meet the chimpanzee Virgil when he's a carefree youngster living in the wilds of Africa . Before you can say "monkey's uncle" Virgil (played by Willie) is captured and put into an American university animal behavior program, where he meets a kind and gentle psychologist named Teri (Helen Hunt), who gives him a toy alligator and teaches him sign language. Sadly, the program's funding is cut, and poor Virgil goes to the air force lab to take part in a project so shady it's known only as "X". The sorry, caged critter soon meets disgraced Air Force pilot, Jimmy (Matthew Broderick), who's been demoted and forced into the drudgery of teaching chimps to work flight simulators. But the flight simulators are not as innocent as they appear.

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