The Jennie Project 20 years old

They taught her to speak... she taught them to listen.

Hugo Archibald is a doctor and brings home a wide variety of exotic animal species. The latest animal he brings home is a chimpanzee named Jennie. Dr. Archibald is not home very much, and Andrew feels he does not care about him. And Lea his wife does not want Jennie, and says she makes trouble. But the children take an instant liking to her. Jennie is unique in that she is learning to use and understand sign language. Jennie becomes an important part of Archibald family and Dr. Archibald's son, Andrew develops a close relationship with her. Jennie loves the things Andrew does, such as baseball and comic books. Jennie is also there for Andrew when he and his father disagree. A doctor Pamela Prentiss starts training with Jennie. She does not agree with the way Jennie is being cared for, and is seen as being rude to the Archibald family. She teaches Jennie sign language in a way that Jennie does not understand, but Lea finds a way she understands.


The Jennie Project Cast

Name Character
Sheryl Lee Ralph She was 44, now 65 years old as Dr. Pamela Prentiss
Lance Guest He was 40, now 61 years old as Hugo Archibald
Earl Boen He was 55, now 76 years old as Reverend Palliser
Alex D. Linz He was 12, now 33 years old as Andrew Archibald
Joel McKinnon Miller He was 41, now 61 years old as Frank
Abigail Mavity She was 8, now 28 years old as Sarah Archibald
Kenneth Kimmins He was 59, now 80 years old as Epstein
Sheila Kelley (American actress) She was 39, now 60 years old as Leah Archibald

The Jennie Project Crew

Name Department
Charles Leavitt as Writer. He was 31 (now 52) years old Writing
Gary Nadeau as Director. He was 100 (now 121) years old Directing
Douglas Preston as Writer. He was 45 (now 65) years old Writing
Phil Marshall as Music. Sound
The Jennie Project poster
The Jennie Project (20 years)

They taught her to speak... she taught them to listen.

  • Release day: Friday, July 13, 2001
  • Runtime: 76 minutes