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Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 7 March 1997 (USA)
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.



(earlier screenplay Un indien dans la ville), (earlier screenplay Un indien dans la ville) | 4 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Get a little savage.


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jungle to Jungle  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$59,925,026 (USA) (5 September 1997)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Considered to be a loose remake of "The Emerald Forest". See more »


In the scene with the fish tank, the mother of the household refers to one of the fish as a "Poecilia latipinna" from the Amazon. Mimi-Siku agrees with her and even gives its native name. However, Poecilia latipinna, commonly known as the Sailfin Molly, actually comes from North Carolina down to Texas and the Yucatan Peninsula. Also, the fish in the tank are in fact Rift Valley cichlids from Africa. See more »


[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 Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »


My Way
Written by Claude François and Jacques Revaux and Gilles Thibault with English lyrics by Paul Anka
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Predictable, contrived, not funny or endearing
31 January 2015 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

There are two surprising things about "Jungle 2 Jungle". The first is that amazingly, this is not a sequel, but actually a remake of a French film (unlike "Journey 2: the Mysterious Island" or "2 Fast, 2 Furious" which are sequels). The second surprise is that this is nothing more than a lame family comedy. Even if you had lived your entire life in a jungle and had never seen a film before, '"Jungle 2 Jungle" would be recognized as a predictable pile of lizard guts. This family film is not funny, believable or touching and the characters will make you cringe. I heard the original isn't very good and unsurprisingly, neither is this movie. (On VHS, January 2012)

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