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Kangaroo Jack (2003)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  17 January 2003 (USA)
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Two childhood friends, a New York hairstylist and a would-be musician, get caught up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go haywire when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.

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A comedy that follows the misadventures of two friends from Brooklyn who are forced to deliver mob money to Australia. While taking pictures of a kangaroo, one of them places his red jacket on it. When the wild kangaroo bounces off, they realize the mob money is in the jacket and are forced to give chase through the Outback. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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He stole the money... and he's not giving it back.


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Rated PG for language, crude humor, sensuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Canguro Jack  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,895,483 (USA) (17 January 2003)

Gross:

$259,928 (Spain) (25 July 2003)
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Trailers for the movie emphasized the tacked-on "talking kangaroo" scene, which gave audiences a false impression that this was a family film involving a talking kangaroo. Posters also emphasized the kangaroo. The misleading publicity is often credited with the film's achieving the #1 box office spot on opening weekend; industry observers said later that if the film had been more honestly portrayed as what it was, as a gangster comedy with fairly adult humor, it probably would have failed. The film had dismal reviews from critics and considerable backlash from audiences who felt they had been tricked. There was a direct-to-DVD sequel that was more in line with what was promised by trailers, as it was an animated family comedy. See more »

Goofs

According to the plot, all the characters callously leave the pilot and the aboriginal drier to die in the blazing desert. The pilot has already complaining how he had been left to die in the desert when Frankie picks him up and, shortly after, he and the driver are both thrown back out with no further mention in the script. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: [sipping a rock he thinks is a slurpee] Brain freeze!
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Crazy Credits

During the usual "Jerry Bruckheimer Production" credit at the beginning of the movie, you can briefly see two kangaroos crossing the street. See more »

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Rappers Delight
Written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
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My 7 year old daughter and I had some laughs
7 February 2003 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Regardless of its faults, my 7 year old daughter and I had fun and enjoyed the movie, which is what counts. Obviously, the movie is not intended to be a masterpiece or believable, but children will find it very funny and adults may enjoy it too.


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