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King of the Jungle (2000)

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In the spirit of "Of Mice and Men," John Leguizamo stars in his most dramatic role to date as Seymour, a mentally challenged young man living in New York. Seymour's happy New York Knicks ... See full summary »

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Joanne
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Mona
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Jack
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Lil' Mafia
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Mermaid
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Lydia Morreto
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Pucho
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Dead-Eye (as Blaze)
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Basketball Kid #1
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Colon
Yan Ming ...
Fat Ming
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In the spirit of "Of Mice and Men," John Leguizamo stars in his most dramatic role to date as Seymour, a mentally challenged young man living in New York. Seymour's happy New York Knicks fan existence comes to a tragic end after he witnesses the assassination of his mother, a renowned civil rights activist. Things go from bad to worse when Seymour locates a firearm in the home of his best friend, Francis (Michael Rapaport). Determined, desperate and deranged, Seymour goes on one man's journey to find his mother's killers and bring them to justice. Featuring an award-winning ensemble, acclaimed screenwriter and playwright Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's heartfelt drama includes John Leguizamo (Emmy Award winner, "Freak"; Golden Globe nominee, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything), Rosie Perez (Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee; Boston Society of Film Critics, Chicago Film Critics and Los Angeles Film Critics winner, Fearless), Annabella Sciorra ("The Sopranos," Copland, What Dreams May Come) ... Written by Anonymous

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Growing up is hard when you only have one day to do it. See more »

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Rated R for strong language, some violence and drug content
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$11,652 (USA) (9 November 2001)

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$27,161 (USA) (23 November 2001)
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The second time Seymour fires the pistol over the water, the cocked hammer can be seen as "firing" before the barrel-flash and sound effect. See more »

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Who knew this wonderful movie was also this funny?
13 November 2001 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Part of a great story is knowing how to mix drama with comedy. This movie had me laughing out loud many times - and I don't laugh in movies. John Leguizamo is fascinating to watch, very sympathetic, and much smarter than everyone around him thinks. The whole cast is enjoyable. The writer/director really knows what he's doing.


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