A young inductee into the military is given the task of looking after some chimpanzees used in the mysterious “Project X”. Getting to know the chimps fairly well, he begins to suspect there is more to the secret project than he is being told.
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Hardly any other movie has been more effective as a study on animal experiments as in this film about a military lab that train chimps in flying simulators so that they can learn how long someone can fly while exposed to radiation. The chimps act a lot better than the humans in this one and it was hard not to care about them when I was a kid. William Sadler also did a good slimy role as the scientist testing apes.