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Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

PG  |   |  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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7 March 1997 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

An entire day's worth of film was lost when it was believed to have been accidentally left in a New York City taxicab. The film was never recovered. See more »

Goofs

The fish in the aquarium are described as being from the Amazon. The fish are actually Cichlids from Africa. See more »

Quotes

Richard Kempster: [yelling at the airport] Oh, God! I'm dead! I've lost my house! Where will my children live?
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References Mr. Wizard (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto For Flute and String Orchestra in D Major
; Op. 10, No. 3: Allegro
Written by Antonio Vivaldi (as Antonio Lucio Vivaldi)
Performed by Hamburg Chamber Orchestra
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A funny, family-friendly film
28 April 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

A remake of the French hit, "Little Indian - Big City", "Jungle 2 Jungle" rises above the slap stick of the French original and the usual shallow Disney live action to become an enjoyable, funny and often heart-warming story, as much to do with father/son relationships as with a fish out of water. Although Tim Allen and Martin Short are their usual good selves here, Sam Huntington is the real star. An amazing young talent, he makes "Mimi-Siku" believable and endearing, someone we relate to and care about. It's Sam's performance that really lifts the film and makes it worthwhile to children and adults alike.


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