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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind. See more »

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?


Although Carl Bentley is shown to have still been an adult when Allen Parrish was a child, David Alan Grier, who plays Carl, is actually four years younger than Robin Williams, who plays the adult Allen. 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 »


Sarah Whittle: Do you know what it was like to have witnessed Alan Parrish's murder? Do you think anyone showed up at my 14th birthday party?
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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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Serenade in D, Op.44
Composed by Antonín Dvorák (as Antonin Dvorak)
Performed by The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (as Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields)
Conducted by Neville Marriner
Courtesy of Philips Classics Productions
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

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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