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Jumanji (1995)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  15 December 1995 (USA)
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When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.



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After being trapped in a jungle board game for 26 years, a Man-Child wins his release from the game. But, no sooner has he arrived that he is forced to play again, and this time sets the creatures of the jungle loose on the city. Now it is up to him to stop them. Written by Joshua Davis <xtnb64a@prodigy.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for menacing fantasy action and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Джуманджи  »

Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)


$2,740,000 (Italy) (8 March 1996)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (Dolby 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the French version (dubbed in Quebec, at least), Judy's line, "I'm sorry, dear, you have the wrong number," which she speaks in a fake English accent, is still in English but is spoken with a regular North American accent. Additionally, the two French girls who hear the game at the very end speak Spanish instead of French. See more »


When Mr. and Mrs. Parish in the beginning of the movie are leaving for the evening, they are in the car and talking for a moment and the car is not running. Then Mr. Parish has his left hand on the steering wheel and his right hand on the gearshift, and then the motor is started. He could not start the car without turning the key, and he does not have a hand on the key. See more »


Carl: I should've been a fireman!
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Crazy Credits

SPOILERS: Green flames swirl around to form the opening title, which spirals into a vortex. This is in fact the sequence that occurs when Alan finishes the game near the end. See more »


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Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
(pub. 1856) (uncredited)
Hymn by Charles Wesley (1730)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1840)
Played on piano by Brenda Lockmuller at the Christmas party and sung by the guests
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User Reviews

n Adventure For Those Who Seek To Find A Way To Leave Their World Behind
29 November 2005 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Another of my favorite childhood movies, there is Jumanji,one of my favorite movies with Robin Willians and Kirsten Dunst. Alan Parrish is a rich boy and his family were the founders of the city of New England, where the boy and his family lives. Not only that, his father is a businessman who has lots of deals and one of them is the notable shoe factory. But Alan life is not so good as we think: he is having problems with her best friend Sarah's boyfriend and his gang and his father wants to send him to a boarding school. Angry, he says to his father that he is never going to talk to him again and will ran away from his home. But when Alan was going to scape from his house, his friend Sarah goes to his house to talk, and they end up playing the mysterious game called Jumanji that Alan found buried. The strange game starts, and many strange things like wild animals start to show up, until Alan enter the game and be confined there until the results of the dice be 5 or 8. Sarah, too afraid to continue playing,run away. After 26 years,two brothers named Judy and Peter found the game and start playing it, like Sarah and Alan 26 years ago. Peter takes 5 in the dice, what makes Alan turn back after many years. Now they need to finish the game in order to all the horrible results end, but first Alan needs to find Sarah and convince her to play the spooky game again.

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