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Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 7 March 1997 (USA)
A man learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who was raised in the jungle and brings the boy to New York City, turning his life upside down in the process.

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Storyline

Michael Cromwell is a successful albeit self-absorbed commodities broker who wants to marry his new girlfriend, but to do that he has to divorce his ex-wife who has spent several years living among South American Indians. When he travels there to obtain the divorce papers, he discovers he has a teenage son, who accompanies him back to America to learn the ways of the urban jungle. Written by Tom Daly

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Get a little savage.

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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7 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,812,047, 9 March 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,925,026, 5 September 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

An American remake of the successful French movie Little Indian, Big City (1994) (An Indian In The City). The plot follows the original fairly closely, except that the original was set in Paris rather than New York, and Mimi-Siku climbed the Eiffel Tower rather than the Statue of Liberty. See more »

Goofs

In the car, when Mimi-Siku shoots the fly on the sun visor, Michael puts it up once, then tells Mimi to put his blowgun away. Then right before Michael exits the vehicle, the sun visor is down again, and he puts it back up as he leaves. See more »

Quotes

Alexei Jovanovic: You make a fool of Jovanovic.
Richard Kempster: No.
Alexei Jovanovic: In front of my comrades and my community. You waste my time, you try to cheat me!
[Jovanovic takes out a knife]
Alexei Jovanovic: Now, you must pay! Sit still, coward! Now, I teach you never,
[grabs Richard's right arm]
Alexei Jovanovic: NEVER to make fool of Jovanovic again!
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Referenced in The Larry Sanders Show: Flip (1998) See more »

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It Starts In The Heart
Written by Steve Diamond and Regie Hamm
Performed by Maxi Priest
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Just wasn't that funny.
25 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

It would be a natural assumption that since Tim Allen is the main character in this movie, and that since this movie IS supposed to be a comedy, that some of Tim Allen's lines would have at least some humorous content to them. About 90% of his lines were flat and were spoken like they were SUPPOSED to be funny, but just weren't. As for the rest of the movie, why is it that since someone is raised in the jungle, they are complete idiots? His son could speak two languages, seemed rather intelligent, and yet, he'd kill someone elses fish and eat them, steal catfood from the cat and eat it, and do other stupid things that someone with common sense wouldn't do. The things he did were more embarrasingly stupid then funny and just didn't create all that many laughs. Now if we want to look at the point of view of the movie being meaningful as far as a father/son relationship...well...ok, a big time, job oriented guy with a hot new girlfriend finds out he has a son (with his devorced wife, who is of course, really cool) and the two don't get along until then end, when they suddenly do. Like we haven't seen that story before. All in all, just not all that well done. I think the idea could have worked but it was just a poor choice of a final script. Rent if you're bored, it'll entertain you, just don't expect anything all that good.


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