The Ape (2005 film)

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The Ape
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Directed byJames Franco
Produced byVince Joviette
Stephen Kayo
David Klein
Zak Knutson
Screenplay byJames Franco
Merriwether Williams
StarringJames Franco
Brian Lally
Music byEric Stratmann
CinematographyDavid Klein
Edited byScott Mosier
Distributed byTLA Releasing
Release date
  • June 16, 2005 (2005-06-16) (US)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Ape is a 2005 American comedy film directed by James Franco in his directorial debut. Franco also starred in, wrote, and served as executive producer of the film.


Human resources drone and put-upon family man Harry imagines he could be the next Dostoyevsky if he could just get a little peace and quiet. When he moves into his own apartment to craft his masterpiece, his solitude is broken by an unexpected roommate—a foul-mouthed, Hawaiian shirt-wearing gorilla (Brian Lally), eager to share his opinions on life, love, and animal magnetism.[1]



The film was released in the United States on June 18, 2005

Critical response[edit]

The website called it "self-indulgent."[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Ape (2005)". Retrieved 6 November 2017 – via
  2. ^ Robert Koehler (2005-07-11). "The Ape". Variety. Retrieved 2014-05-10.

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