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Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  7 March 1997 (USA)
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A New Yorker suddenly learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who's been raised in the jungle. He brings the boy to New York city, and that's where the fun starts.

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Storyline

A New York commodities broker who was married several years ago has been separated from his wife. Now he wants to marry his new girlfriend, so he has to divorce her first. So he goes to Venezuela, and is brought deep into the jungle and told that when they separated she was pregnant and chose not to tell him since he stated he was not really interested in becoming a father. Today, the boy has reached the age where he has to go on a quest, in New York, so his father reluctantly brings him along, and a culture clash follows. The boy has spent all of his life with the tribe he grew up with, and his father has a bit of problem so he can't spent as much as time with his son as his son likes. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Get a little savage.

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for some mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,812,047 (USA) (7 March 1997)

Gross:

$59,925,026 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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After shooting Charlotte's cat with the dart, Michael exclaims "Oh no!" in the same grunting manner as Tim Allen's character, Tim Taylor, in Home Improvement (1991). See more »

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You can clearly see the crew, director and camera in the mirror when Mimi-Siku is asked what he likes to eat in Michael's apartment. See more »

Quotes

[after Michael and Mimi depart from a taxi cab]
Michael Cromwell: We're meeting this guy at a fish stall?
Richard Kempster: No, no. He is ABOVE a fish stall.
Michael Cromwell: Much better!
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Shaking The Tree (Jungle Version)
Written by Peter Gabriel and Youssou N'Dour with Additional Lyrics by O. Burrell
Performed by Peter Gabriel and Youssou N'Dour with Shaggy
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Classic/Typical Tim Allen
12 April 2004 | by (Topeka, Kansas) – See all my reviews

This movie is solid fun. It's typical Tim Allen, which means that if you like him you should enjoy the movie. He employs lots of quick wit, sarcasm, and slapstick self-deprivation. The son does a mostly believable job with the typical fish out of water story. He climbs out on the ledge of a Manhattan skyscraper and also climbs to the top of the statue of liberty to see the "fire up the sky's butt". The supporting cast puts in workman quality acting as well. The real mom (JoBeth Williams) is believable as a post 60's Peace Corp leftover and villain played by David Ogden Stiers (M*A*S*H) is terrific as a scary and quirky Russian mafia boss. It is a down the middle Disney pre-teen movie and fun.


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