The Barefoot Executive
DIRECTOR: ROBERT BUTLER
CAST: KURT RUSSELL, JOE FLYNN, WALLY COX, JOHN RITTER
Monkey troubles continue to pile up in this live-action Disney farce, in which a mailroom boy (a very young Kurt Russell) at the struggling United Broadcasting Company network finds an unlikely way to make his mark, recruiting the help of pet chimp Raffles, who happens to be able to predict which shows will make a splash with popular audiences, to earn the attention of executive higher-ups. A rambunctious pop culture satire, buoyed along by the charms of Russell, his simian co-star, and, making his film debut, John Ritter.