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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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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An Adventure For Those Who Seek To Find A Way To Leave Their World Behind. See more »


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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:

Džumandži  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£12,902,923 (UK) (19 April 1996)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Sir-Save-Alot scene was shot in Tsawwassen, BC located at 56th Street & 12th Avenue in what was the Tsawwassen Shoppers Mall. The Sir-Save-ALot store was the old Super Valu store (which was a grocery store before it closed). At the time of filming, the store was vacant, and although the exterior was repaired after the movie was shot, the store never re-opened. The mall has since been redeveloped, with Safeway being the anchor tenant. The Sir-Save-ALot/Super Valu in the old mall was along the west perimeter of the current mall, what is now a parking lot/entranceway. See more »

Goofs

When the EMTs are pulling the woman bitten by a mosquito out of her car, she is wearing boots which come to mid-calf. In the next shot where they are putting her into the ambulance, her legs are bare and she is wearing pumps on her feet. See more »

Quotes

Judy Shepherd: [tries to roll the dice, but the game board doesn't recognize it] Alan, it's not working.
Alan Parrish: [inspects the game board] Oh, no. It's not your turn.
Judy Shepherd: Yeah, I rolled first and then Peter twice because he got doubles. Now it's my turn again.
Alan Parrish: No, look. Two of these pieces are yours, right? What about the other pieces?
[spots his old game piece]
Alan Parrish: The elephant was mine. You're playing the game I started in 1969. I'm going to have to play.
[Judy offers the dice to him]
Alan Parrish: It's not my turn.
Judy Shepherd: Whose turn is it?
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the closing credits, Jumanji's drums can be heard beating. See more »

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Referenced in Last Chance to See: Northern White Rhino (2009) See more »

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Night and Day
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Excellent!
9 August 1999 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

There is only one way to describe Jumanji: excellent. The plot is very, original, with outstanding concepts packed into each individual scene. After viewing this movie, the wild side of the jungle gets into you, making you want to dare to play the game. Although the computer animation may not look all that real, I still give this movie a 10/10, for an outstanding plot, casting, and spirit, which any great movie has.


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