Hotel manager Robert Grant (Jason Alexander) is forced by his boss (Faye Dunaway) to postpone his family vacation when a hotel critic checks in. Trouble is, the critic is really a villainous jewel thief (Rupert Everett) with an orangutan assistant named Dunston. When Dunston gets loose and tries to escape a life of crime — aided by Robert’s sons — havoc, hijinks and lots of laughs abound!
Ken Kwapis is an award-winning director who has moved easily between the worlds of feature filmmaking and television directing. He most recently directed the Warner Bros. comedy “License to Wed” starring Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski. He previously directed “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” a film adaptation of Ann Brashares’ best-selling novel, starring Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel. Kwapis is in pre-production to direct the film adaptation of Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo’s non-fiction bestseller, “He’s Just Not That Into You,” for New Line Cinema.
For television, Kwapis helped launch some of the most innovative comedies of the past decade. He directed the pilot of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning series “The Office,” starring Steve Carell, John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson. He received a 2007 Emmy nomination for directing the episode “Gay Witch Hunt.” Kwapis also earned an Emmy nomination for his work as a producer-director of… read more
I loved this as a child and so did my girlfriend. We both watched it together the other day for the first time since we were both little and it was as fun as ever. It was also fun to catch on to some of the adult humor that went over our heads as children. Perfect to me in a nostalgic kind a way.