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The Monkey Man was an informant hired by Nazi agents in Cairo in 1936. He used his Capuchin monkey to track persons of interest, and frequently used a motorbike to travel the streets of Cairo.


Monkey Man followed Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood's movements through the streets of Cairo with the aid of his pet monkey. After Marion's apparent death, Monkey Man followed Jones to the home of the old man whom Sallah believed could decipher the markings of the Headpiece to the Staff of Ra. While the serving boy was away from the kitchen, Monkey Man sneaked in and poisoned a bowl of dates in an attempt to kill Indiana. His plot was thwarted when his own pet monkey ate from the bowl first first, her death revealing the plot to Sallah just in the nick of time.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Monkey Man was portrayed by Vic Tablian, who also played Barranca. The character bears a similarity to Garindan in George Lucas' Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope; Garindan is an Imperial informant and spy who sells out Harrison Ford's character, Han Solo and company to the Empire on the desert planet of Tatooine.



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