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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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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:

Джуманджи  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

In the film, the role of Alan Parrish's father and that of the hunter Van Pelt are played by the same actor (Jonathan Hyde). This may be a reference to Peter Pan, since (in theatre and movie versions) the parts of Captain Hook and Wendy's father are traditionally played by the same actor. (Robin Williams also played the grown up Peter Pan in the movie sequel Hook (1991).) See more »

Goofs

After Van Pelt gets knocked over with the shelf of paint cans, Sarah grabs the Jumanji game from the pile. You can hear that the paint cans are empty. See more »

Quotes

Alan Parrish: Do you know what happened to this shoe factory?
Shoe Factory Bum: Yeah, it folded up, like everything else in this town. It's pretty cold out there. How about some coffee?
Alan Parrish: Why would they close Parrish Shoes?
Shoe Factory Bum: Well, when his kid ran away, Sam put everything he had to find him - his time, his money, everything. After a while, he stopped coming to work. He just quit caring. I don't think anybody loved his boy more than Sam did.
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Soundtracks

Una voce poco fa
from "Il barbiere di Siviglia" (1816)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini (uncredited)
Performed by Agnes Baltsa and Wiener Symphoniker
Conducted by Ion Marin
Courtesy of Sony Classical
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Not for those who have spent more time watching Star Wars than at the library.
31 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

The hauntingly beautiful illustrations of the children's book are animated in this unique adventure for the entire family. Artistic at each turn this movie is probably not meant for those who have spent more time watching Star Wars than at the library. At least one reviewer could not understand why the computer images were not as "realistic" as in other computer generated animated films. That would be like asking why Roger Rabbit does not look like a real rabbit. They are not supposed to be real. The characters of Jumanji have literally popped out of the children's illustrations full of life and imagination. Similar to Roger Rabbit it meshes two different worlds together. Have fun. Read the book. Watch the movie. Play the game.


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