The Barefoot Executive
The Barefoot Executive (1971)

In this Disney spoof of the TV business, Kurt Russell plays a page boy at a bottom-rated TV network. Stuck with his girlfriend's pet chimp, Russell discovers that the chimp has a gift for picking hit TV series. Appointed head of… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: March 17, 1971
DVD Release Date: April 12, 2004
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Howard Thompson
New York Times

In this genial but strained and arch frolic, the one real joke is not only "in" but it wears thin and even frantic.

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TV Guide

This is a very funny satire of television.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A trenchant satire on corporate greed . . . oh, not really. Funny, silly chimp movie.

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James Alvarez
Russell finds himself in love with a chimp who is really the ghost of his Grandmother.