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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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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$105,263,257 (USA) (2 January 1998)
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Trivia

The Stanhope Mansion is the same building, as the Carringtons' Mansion in Dynasty. See more »

Goofs

When George is about to make the mega-swing over the river, there is a vine ready for him to use. Cut away and then back and we see the Tookie bird bring him the vine to use. 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 »


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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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This Movie Swings!
6 December 2000 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

A lot of movies have been fashioned after cartoons, but not all of them are successful. "George of the Jungle" is one of the few that score a hit in that department. The movie captures the slapstick feel of the original cartoon. Brendan Fraser plays his part well, as the dimwitted but lucky George. And I can't really imagine a different voice for the ape named Ape than that of John Cleese!


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