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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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Storyline

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

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16 July 1997 (USA)  »

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George de la selva  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,878,989, 20 July 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$105,263,257, 4 January 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,463,257
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Trivia

Joel Hodgson (creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988)) and writing partner, Nell Scovell, did a pass on the script early on. They added the opening cartoon sequence and were the first to make Ape talk. As typical of a lot of credit arbitration, the first writer and last writer received on-screen credit. See more »

Goofs

Although Bujumbura is a real place (the capital of Burundi), the flag flying over the Bujumbura jail was not the Burundi flag. Instead, it is just a simple tricolour in the Pan-African colours of red, yellow and green, which is actually the Ghanaian flag sans star. See more »

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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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

String Quartet Op.18 No.6
(1798-1800)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Arranged by Sheldon Curry
Performed by Blair String Quartet
Courtesy of Zomba Music Services
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It's so stupid, it's hilarious!
30 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Thumbs up to the director and the stars of George of the Jungle. They have made one of the funniest children's films that you will ever see. You know that they had a great time making it because it's clearly evident on the screen. George of the Jungle is simply just a Tarzan parody. (Ape-man meets girl, falls for girl, leaves for city, returns to jungle). But the predictable plot doesn't destroy the performances and the movie is peppered with some laugh out loud jokes.

Of course the special effects are impressive - a talking ape, an elephant that thinks he's a dog - but it's the humans that steal the show. Fraser is fantastic as George - he is one of the most talented actors out there at the moment - though this film doesn't test his range much, he shows a nice comic flair. Mann is a lovable foil for our hero, though her squeaky voice is at times too cute. None of the other characters disappoint. Both Mann's parents are great in supporting roles and Lyle as Mann's nasty fiance is sensational.

Kids will love this. Adults, I think will find a lot to enjoy in it also, but don't bring along any cynics. They'll miss out on all the fun!!


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