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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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Roll the dice and unleash the excitement! See more »


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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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Džumandži  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

Though the plot differs greatly from that of the book on which it is based, the ending of the film is very similar, in which the game is found by two other young children. In the book, the two children who find the game at the end are named Walter and Danny, the main characters from Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005). See more »

Goofs

When the mosquito is on the windshield, Alan refers to it as "he". Only female mosquitoes bite, not males. However arguably, many people do not know this and considering Allan never even finished the sixth grade, it could be presumed that he didn't know either (or the other two children for that matter). See more »

Quotes

Sarah Whittle: [about Van Pelt] Well, have you ever thought about just sitting down and talking about your differences?
Alan Parrish: What are you, crazy? The man has a gun!
Sarah Whittle: Don't ever call me crazy, Alan! EVER! Because everyone in this town has called me crazy ever since I told the cops that you were sucked into a board game.
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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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The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle (Theme from Gilligan's Island)
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I guess that life is a game of chance!
14 October 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

You know the drill: young Alan Parrish gets sucked into a board game called Jumanji, returns when a brother and sister are playing 26 years later, and has to battle the animals that wreak havoc on the town. It all seems pretty simple, but they play some neat tricks with it in the movie. As the adult Alan, Robin Williams is more subdued than usual, but still makes the character admirable. With good support from Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bebe Neuwirth, Jonathan Hyde and Patricia Clarkson, this is a pretty interesting movie. I will admit that the monkeys looked pretty fake, but we can't dwell on that in this movie; the point is to enjoy oneself while watching it.

Oh and one more thing: from "Jumanji", I learned the difference between alligators and crocodiles.


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