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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)
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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?


This movie was never aired on any pay-TV network, up until 2012 when this film was a part of HBO and Cinemax's catalog of archival titles from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. HBO and Cinemax were the first and only pay-TV networks to air this film. 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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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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