Sign in. Watch our trailer of trailers. Title: Spanking the Monkey A young man, his wife, and his incompetent case worker travel across country to find his birth parents. A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense.
Spanking the Monkey is a American black comedy film  written and directed by David O. The title is a slang phrase for masturbation  and is used in the film by one of the teenage characters. It was filmed in Pawling, New York.