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King of the Jungle (2000)

Seymour is 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 ... See full summary »

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Seymour
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Joanne
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Mona
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Jack
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Det. Costello
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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
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Fat Ming
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Seymour is 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. Determined, desperate and deranged, Seymour goes on one man's journey to find his mother's killers and bring them to justice. Written by Anonymous

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He was just a kid in a man's body until his mother's killer made him a man with a gun. See more »

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Rated R for strong language, some violence and drug content
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12 October 2000 (USA)  »

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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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LEGUIZAMO TRIUMPHS
19 November 2001 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

KING OF THE JUNGLE (2001) ** John Leguizamo, Julie Carmen, Rosie Perez, Cliff Gorman, Michael Rapaport, Annabella Sciorra, Marisa Tomei, Rosario Dawson. Leguizamo gives another credible performance this time as a mentally challenged man who lives with his activist mother (Carmen) in New York City and her lesbian lover (Perez) who must come to grips when a horrible crime is committed. Despite a chock-block blend of an ensemble the film meanders from one point to the next and is only buoyed by the exuberant turn by Leguizamo. (Dir: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld)


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