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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.

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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

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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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 »

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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Referenced in Southie (1998) See more »

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It's My Life
Written by Roger Atkins and Carl D'Errico
Performed by Dana Hutson
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Just wasn't that funny.
25 October 2002 | by (Idaho, USA) – 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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