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

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15 December 1995 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£12,902,923 (UK) (19 April 1996)
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(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)

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1.85 : 1
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The music heard on the radio while Van Pelt is in the gun shop (the Mexican national anthem in the US release) is from a Berliner Gramophone disc record performed by Sousa's Band, recorded 7 April 1898. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Van Pelt shoots Allen, the bullet never reaches Allen because it starts to disappear into the tornado along with the rifle that Van Pelt purchased at the store. Both the rifle and bullet are not from the game like the animals, Van, vines, therefore it should not have disappeared. However, it is shown that the game reverses the 26 year gap that was the result of playing the game, so the gun and bullet went away because time was going away as well. See more »

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Aunt Nora: Now, let's try to relax, finish our dinner, and talk about something else.
Judy Shepherd: Well, we found out why you got this house so cheap. 26 years ago, a kid named Alan Parrish used to live here. Then one day, he just disappeared, because his parents chopped him up in little pieces and hid him in the walls.
Aunt Nora: Okay, that's it. I am sick and tired of your lies, young lady. You're grounded.
Judy Shepherd: [leaves] Fine, there's nowhere to go in this stupid town, anyway. And just for your information, that wasn't a lie.
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Locomotive Breath
(1971)
Written by Ian Anderson
Performed by Jethro Tull
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, a division of EMI
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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A fun and adventure filled film fit for the whole family!
29 November 2003 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I just used to love "Jumanji" as a kid. This was what was Oscar worthy to me, because I loved the special effects and Robin Williams. Even though I think I over did it with the Oscar worthy thoughts, still to this day I enjoy "Jumanji". It's a great family film that will make you feel good and have fun with.

Robin Williams plays Alan, a boy who when he was little and had a horrible fight with his father plays a game with his friend, Sarah, and the game happens to be cursed causing Alan to get sucked into the game until someone else plays it. Sarah freaking out by just what happened runs home and no one believes her leaving Alan behind for decades in the game. When a new family moves in, Judy and Peter and their Aunt Nora, they find the game and start playing and release Alan who has just survived decades in a jungle. When they realize that they must finish the game to make the horrible curses it brings go away, they find Sarah who is now the town loony, and must play it 'til they finish. But can they do that with all the spiders, elephants, lions, tsunami, vines, stampedes, and an angry hunter? You'll just have to wait and see.

This is a great movie for the family and I'd highly recommend it for a good watch. It's just a fun fill adventure with great effects and some fun performances by Robin and Bonnie and a very young Kirsten Dunst. So sit back, grab the popcorn, and enjoy "Jumanji"! 8/10


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