Monkey Trouble is a 1994 comedy film directed by Franco Amurri and starring Thora Birch. 9-year-old Eva Gregory longs for a pet to call her own, but her divorced mother Amy does not think she is responsible enough, as her room is a mess, and she's completely unwilling to help out at all with her little half-brother Jack. Also her stepfather Tom, a police Lieutenant, is allergic to fur. She cannot keep the pet at her father Peter's house because he is a pilot and travels a lot. One day, a Capuchin monkey named Fingers runs away from his drunken master, gypsy thief Azro, who blames him for his domestic woes. He meets Eva in the park, and she names him Dodger.