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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


An Adventure 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?


Carol Anne Parrish was born on November 20, 1930 and died on August 19, 1991. See more »


When the floor starts to split apart, the "wood" around Alan's chin bends as if it were made of rubber. See more »


Sarah Whittle: [reads] "Every month at the quarter moon / There'll be a monsoon in your lagoon."
[Thunderclouds appear and open up]
Sarah Whittle: Well, a little rain never hurt anybody.
Alan Parrish: Yeah, but a lot can kill you!
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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 »


References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »


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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User Reviews

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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