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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.



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

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Get a little savage.


Comedy | Family

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

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Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA)  »

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Jungle to Jungle  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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10 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My opinion on Jungle 2 Jungle is not as harsh, the movie was cute. The fact that it was a remake isn't my complaint because it is really hard to find movies that haven't been remade from other foreign or alternative films. I give movies at least one chance. Tim Allen is, as usual, comedic while being a bit on the crazy side, but still funny in all the ways you would want him to be, if you like him. You are also introduced to Leelee Sobieski in her feature film debut (she had been in TV movies, but not really big movies till Jungle 2 Jungle came out). The movie in general is a great family flick, one that everyone can enjoy. I believe that is should be given at least one chance, so go out and rent this fun movie.

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