MVP: Most Vertical Primate

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MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate
MVP, Most Vertical Primate (2001).jpg
Film Poster
Directed by Robert Vince
Produced by Anna McRoberts
Michael Strange
Robert Vince
Anne Vince
Theodore Henry Maston
Written by Anne Vince (screenplay, characters)
Robert Vince (screenplay, characters)
Elan Mastai (screenplay)
Dingus Buttly (Emissary of Simian Relations)
Starring Richard Karn
Cameron Bancroft
Scott Goodman
Troy Ruptash
Ian Bagg
Dolores Drake
Fred Keating
Craig March
Gus Lynch
Bernie and Louie
Music by Brahm Wenger
Cinematography Glen Winter
Edited by Kelly Herron
Distributed by Keystone Entertainment
Release date
  • October 5, 2001 (2001-10-05)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,000,000

MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate is a 2001 film, and the second in the MVP series. The film's title character, Jack, is a fictional chimpanzee. It is a sequel to MVP: Most Valuable Primate.


MVP 2 opens with the lovable Jack being invited to play for the Seattle Simians hockey team, but when the Los Angeles Carjackers team sets Jack up by making it look like he bit the finger of one of the players, Jack leaves while other Simians players look for him. Jack meets Ben, a runaway homeless skater boy, who lives in a shack at an old pool. Over time, the two become best friends, but when a police officer finds out where Jack and Ben live, they have to leave the pool. When leaving the pool, Ben breaks his board but was going to enter a skating competition and get sponsored. Jack goes to Oliver plant's garbage can full of old skateboard stuff but Oliver finds Ben who tells him about his board and the competition so Oliver gives him a board to use. They stay with Oliver overnight with him not knowing about the pool incident, but when Oliver says "good night, Ben," Ben suspects him of knowing that he was a runaway. Jack asks him to stay since there is no other place to sleep, Ben agrees. Earlier in the story, Oliver gets a visit from someone who deals with children like Ben so that night Oliver calls her and says he found Ben. The next day they go to the competition and when it's Ben's turn, he says he can't do it, but Jack realizes he has the uncanny ability to skateboard. He says he would ride with Ben, so Ben decides to do it. Ben wins the competition and gets sponsored by Bob Burnquist and Oliver adopts Ben. Meanwhile, Louie, Jack's little brother, gets a ride to Seattle and pretends to be Jack, being terrible at hockey. But Jack shows up and wins ZHL cup for the Simians. After the Simians win and Jack and Louie decide to go back home, Ben gives Louie a skate board so Jack can teach him. In the last part of the movie, Louie rides down a ramp back at their home.



MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate was better received by critics, but received mixed reviews. The film holds a 41% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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