Following orders isn't the only way to become a hero.
Matthew Broderick stars as Jimmy Garrett, a screw-up Air F-rce jet jockey who is transferred to the 'Experimental Pilot Performance Project' where chimpanzees - including a remarkable young chimp named Virgil - are taught to operate flight simulators. But when Jimmy discovers that the chimps will ultimately be used in a horrific experiment, he desperately seeks out the university researcher (Oscar winner Helen Hunt, As Good As It Gets - 1998 Best Actress) who taught Virgil to communicate. Time is running out. The military is closing in. Can two unlikely heroes and an extraordinary groups of apes defy the odds, escape the danger and end the top secret terror of Project X?
William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption) and Jean Smart (Hawaii Five-O) co-star in this acclaimed hit from the writer of Wall Street and the director of Heart Like A Wheel that critic David Sheehan of NBC-TV called "the one worth standing in line for. . . the most wonderfully captivating movie of the year!"