Going Bananas (film)

Going Bananas is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Boaz Davidson and written by Menahem Golan. The film stars Dom DeLuise, Jimmie Walker, David Mendenhall, Deep Roy, Warren Berlinger and Herbert Lom. The film was released on February 12, 1988, by Cannon Film Distributors.[1][2]

Going Bananas
Directed byBoaz Davidson
Produced byYoram Globus
Menahem Golan
Written byMenahem Golan
StarringDom DeLuise
Jimmie Walker
David Mendenhall
Deep Roy
Warren Berlinger
Herbert Lom
Music byPino Donaggio
CinematographyJoseph Wein
Edited byBruria Davidson
Natan Zahavi
Distributed byCannon Film Distributors
Release date
  • August 5, 1987 (1987-08-05) (France)
  • February 12, 1988 (1988-02-12) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States


A boy (David Mendenhall), his guardian (Dom DeLuise) and an African guide (Jimmie Walker) try to save a talking chimp called Bonzo from bad guys.

The role of Bonzo was offered to real apes named Stephen Harviston and Clyde before being given to dwarf actor Deep Roy


  • Dom DeLuise as Big Bad Joe Hopkins
  • Jimmie Walker as Mozambo
  • David Mendenhall as Ben McNamara
  • Deep Roy as Bonzo
  • Warren Berlinger as Palermo
  • Herbert Lom as Captain Mackintosh
  • Len Sparrowhawk as Ship's Captain
  • Peter J. Elliott as First Mate / Clown #2
  • Fats Dibeco as Sergeant Abdul
  • Graham Armitage as Cake Waiter
  • Mike Westcott as Robert Anderson
  • Philip Van der Byl as Clown #1
  • Bobby Porter as Clown #3
  • Irene Frangs as Nurse
  • Simpson Correra as Dentist / Tour Guide
  • Gertrude Chifamba as Dentist's wife
  • Andrew Whaley as Young Waiter
  • Tzvi Shissel as The Drunk
  • Fidelis Cheza as Guard
  • Koos Strauss as Crazy Guy


  1. "Going Bananas (1987) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-12-17.
  2. "Going-Bananas - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-12-17.

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