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George of the Jungle (1997)

A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Cruttwell ...
Betsy (as Kelly Miller)
Michael Chinyamurindi ...
Lydell M. Cheshier ...
Baleto (as Lydell Cheshier)
The Narrator (voice)
Male Guest at Party


Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and was adopted by a wise ape. Ursula Stanhope, US noble woman is saved from death on safari by grown-up George, and he takes her to jungle to live with him. He slowly learns a rules of human relationships, while Ursula's lover Lyle is looking for her and the one who took her. After they are found, Ursula takes George to the USA. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for crude humor and mild violence, language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

George de la selva  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,878,989 (USA) (18 July 1997)


$105,263,257 (USA) (2 January 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Some scenes filmed for the movie, but not part of the final product include George saving Ursula from a quicksand pit, George and Beatrice's dog Coco exploring the mall and Lyle returning from jail with a shaved head and eye patch. See more »


The position George holds Ursula when he whisks her away from the lion changes from shot to shot. First, he's seen hanging on to her by her pants. The next shot, he's holding her around her waist. Finally, he's holding on just under her arm. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: Deep in the heart of Africa is a place no man has ever entered. The place that belongs to the lion, the elephant and the ape. A place known as the Bukuvu. Travellers flying overhead can only glimpse at its many marvels, its sparkling rivers, its lush veldts, its billowy cloud formations and its hidden mountains. Never fear, my friends. All was not lost. Scraped and boo-booed, they searched high and low, but they never recovered their most precious cargo.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, Ape says "Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the king of the jungle". You then hear George yell, followed by a loud thud. See more »


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My children have never grown tired of this movie.
18 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a great family movie! My children, aged 4-8, love it and it has become one of my all time favorite live action family films. I have enjoyed watching it many times and it is a welcomed addition to our family video library. The drums beats never fail to get me in the mood for George.

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