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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 3,167,357 (Germany) (6 February 1998)

Gross:

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

The production designers added an automatic juicer, elevator, love seat swing, comfy hammocks and running water in George's tree house. See more »

Goofs

When Ape leaps from the tree and yells for Shep to run for his life, Shep is behind Ape, indicating that Ape was facing the wrong direction when he gave the warning. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Brendan Fraser/Björk (1997) See more »

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Boombastic (Sting Re-Mix)
Written by Robert Livingston and Shaggy (as Orville Burrell)
Performed by Shaggy
Courtesy of Virgin Records Anerica, Inc.
Contains "Let's Get It On"
Written by Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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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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