Dunston Checks In

Dunston Checks In

By Ken Kwapis

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1996-01-12
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Director: Ken Kwapis
  • Production Company: Joe Wizan/Todd Black
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 214 Ratings


A 5-star hotel turns into a 3-ring circus when an orangutan named Dunston checks in! Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, and Eric Lloyd star in this hilarious romp about an orangutan who gets loose in the elegant Majestic Hotel on the eve of the social event of the season. Dodging his jewel-thieving owner and the frantic hotel manager, Dunston is befriended by the manager's ten-year old son, Kyle, who is determined to help his new friend escape. Filled with laughter and comic high-jinks, Dunston Checks In is hilarious monkey-business!




  • One of my favorite movies of all time

    By KMac712701
    Watched this as a child, then watched it again as an adult, and every bit of it was as good as I had remembered!
  • Cerebral….yet Sublime.

    By W. Keith Cook
    I mostly go in for independent films…..preferably in black and white and subtitled in Slovak…..but…..something told me to take a chance on this one. Kwapis (AKA K-Dog) really delivers. There is everything…, money…intrigue…..partial Jason Alexander nudity. For those of you that don't know…..the series "Seinfeld" is a shameless rip off of "Dunston Checks In"….even though it first aired six years after the beginning of Seinfeld… is THAT powerful. You owe it to yourself to see this movie. I would suggest as a wine pairing maybe a haughty Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and maybe some Nacho flavored Cheez Its. The movie is best enjoyed in a turtle neck and high waisted Levi's, A cinematic gem that now belongs to the ages.
  • Awesome

    By HannahKeeter
    I love it
  • "daddys got some lovely bannas here for you",=)

    By Rayyrayyy828
    this movie brings back so many memories. i remember watching this when i was little with my sisters and brother. now two of my siblings are in college and one goes to private school but me and my sister still quote this movie all the time. its SOOOOOO funnny and its a cute story. id buy it=] best movie<3
  • Dunston Checks In

    By williamkhallum
    Absolutely hilarious! Brilliantly directed! I have viewed it many times. Each time, I laugh just as hard as I did when I saw it for the first time. Even though mild violence is displayed at times, I recommend "DUNSTON CHECKS IN" to all ages.
  • Read this it is for your own good

    By Shanes pics
    You should see the movie. It is for your own good, like shots, or broccoli!!!!!
  • awesome movie dude!!!!!!!!!!

    By Stars Baller 13
    this movie is so funny dude i looove it.the little orangutang is soooo funny!!!!!! <3 :)))))
  • I love this movie

    By wkristy77
    I've only seen this movie once, but i love it. It's one of my favorite movies.
  • So funny!

    By t-o-t-a-l-l-y AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This movie is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Great Movie!

    By whoneedsaname
    I remember always watching this as a kid and loving it. I also recall having a small crash on the little kid. But anyways. This movie is amazing. It's so funny and it brings back a lot of memories. If you love movies that have animals in it, you'll fall in love with this one! :)