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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?


When George is cornering the horses at Ursula's parents' party, the woman that wishes that she could find a man like him is Brendan Fraser's wife at the time, Afton Smith. See more »


When Lyle and Ursula first encounter the lion early in the movie, a view from their backside shows Lyle with his arms down, but when the scene shifts to a front view, Lyle states to Ursula that he will run for help with his hands clutching her arms. 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

As the credits begin to roll, "Ape" suddenly calls out, "Hey, doesn't anyone want to know what happened to me?!" We then see a wild Las Vegas show with Ape dressed up in blue sequens singing "My Way." See more »


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A Few Twists Make This A Fun Movie
6 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a pretty entertaining comedy with a few twists added, such as a talking gorilla, which made it fun to watch. We also see an elephant act like a dog and along the way our hero (Brendan Fraser) is a likable boob. Sometimes it's just plain stupid but that's what you get with any comedy.

Disney has this in the "PG" mode so we get some of the standard peeing, farting, sex jokes and innuendos, kicking people in the groin....you know, all those supposedly-hilarious gags that have become so commonplace in modern family comedies. There is enough original material in here, though, to enjoy this a couple of times.

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