Dunston Checks In (Widescreen)

Starring: Eric Lloyd & Jason Alexander Director: Ken Kwapis  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
He's about to turn a Five Star Hotel into a three ring circus.
Rating 4.3
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Fox Searchlight
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case - Sensormatic
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Surround - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 04/01/1996
"...Richly funny..."
USA Today - 01/12/1996
"...DUNSTON has a stylish art-deco design, flashes of quirky wit, [and] several priceless sight gags..."
Variety - 01/15/1996
"...It's a first-class stylish farce with a brisk pace and cool wit..."
Los Angeles Times - 01/12/1996
"...DUNSTON CHECKS IN is as light as a soufflé and just as delicious. Dunaway, a sparkling comedian, looks gorgeous..."

Product Description:

The usually competent manager (Jason Alexander) of a swanky hotel wants to take a vacation with his family, but when a jewel thief posing as a hotel critic checks in, the hotel's owner (Faye Dunaway) forces him to stay on. The manager watches helplessly as the jewel thief's orangutan checks in and wreaks havoc on his entire life. A fun, silly family movie with an excellent cast.

Plot Synopsis:

Widower Robert Grant is the manager of the tony Majestic Hotel, where he's raising his two sons. Robert's very nervous, because an inspector from a distinguished travel guide is due to arrive shortly, so everything MUST be perfect. But things go awry when a thief named Rutledge arrives at the hotel, and is mistaken for the inspector. Even more chaos ensues when Rutledge's assistant Dunston -- an adroit orangutan -- escapes from his cruel owner and befriends Robert's young son Kyle. With mistaken identities and simian hijinks turning the hotel upside-down, Robert's worst nightmare has just been realized.
So can he keep everything under control when the REAL inspector arrives'

Plot Keywords:

Animal Heroes | Animals | Family (General) | Mishaps | Slapstick | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in the USA January 12, 1996.
  • Color by DeLuxe.
  • Additional cast: Sam (Dunston, the orangutan).
  • Additional credits: Michael Morris Jr., James Dew, Mike Boxer, Bob Dunn (animal trainers).
  • Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.

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  • Sales Rank: 99,096
  • UPC: 024543034841
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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