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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 USA:

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

Gross USA:

$105,263,257, 4 January 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Lyle and Ursula are going down the rapids you can see a kayak waiting below. 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 »


Referenced in The Blockbuster Buster: Tarzan & the Lost City (2012) See more »


George of the Jungle
Written by Stan Worth and Sheldon Allman
Produced by Rick Derringer (uncredited)
Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic (uncredited)
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My children have never grown tired of this movie.
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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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