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George of the Jungle (1997)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  16 July 1997 (USA)
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George grows up in the jungle raised by apes. Based on the Cartoon series.

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

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George de la selva  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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DEM 13,512,461 (Germany) (13 March 1998)
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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

When George is showing off to Ursula by vine swinging and he swings past saying "look no hands", there is what looks to be black duct tape keeping his loincloth up. See more »

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[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 »

Connections

Referenced in Whipped (2000) See more »

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That Heavenly Feeling (Chock Full O' Nuts Theme)
Written by Bernie Wayne and Bill Silbert
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lots of fun
20 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Brendan Fraser is nothing short of perfect as the klutzy king of the jungle who does all he can to win the girl of his dreams. Packed with plenty of tree banging gags, hilarious wisecracks(note the narrator) and cartoonish comedy. Harmless fun for all ages. 3/4


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