The Barefoot Executive
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At last the secret has been revealed! Prime-time network programming is determined by a chimpanzee! That's the premise of Disney's The Barefoot Executive, a highly amusing spoof of the TV bizz. Kurt Russell plays a page boy at a bottom-rated TV network. Stuck with his girl friend's (Heather North) pet chimp, Russell discovers that his hairy friend has a genuine gift for picking hit TV series. Appointed head of programming, Russell keeps the fact that the chimp is doing all the work hidden from the public. But when his former boss Joe Flynn and his rival John Ritter find out, all… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In this genial but strained and arch frolic, the one real joke is not only "in" but it wears thin and even frantic."
‑ Howard Thompson, New York Times
"This is a very funny satire of television."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A trenchant satire on corporate greed . . . oh, not really. Funny, silly chimp movie."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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