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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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Canguro Jack  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$259,928 (Spain) (25 July 2003)
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Inspired by an urban legend about a pair of Boston college students on break in Australia. While driving through the Outback, they accidentally hit a kangaroo with their Land Rover. Thinking they had killed it, they got out and placed the driver's Boston Red Sox jacket on the kangaroo to take a picture before moving on. However, the kangaroo was merely unconscious, and awoke in the midst of the photo-taking. It broke free and took off across the Outback, still wearing the Sox jacket...along with the keys to the Land Rover in the pocket. See more »

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When Charlie jumps into the lake with Jessie, he is wearing solid navy blue boxer shorts. Later when Charlie tells Louis to get his scissors out of his pocket, Louis lifts up his shirt and grabs the scissors and reveals that his boxer shorts have changed to green with a design, even though they are traveling with no additional clothes. See more »

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Kangaroo Jack: I can sing, I can dance, I can even do impersonations.
[imitating Dr. Evil]
Kangaroo Jack: Throw me a friggin' bone, here! I have a son! I shall call him... Mini Roo!
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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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Soak Up the Sun
Written by Sheryl Crow & Jeffrey Trott
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Best one star movie I've ever seen!
8 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know...ten stars seems excessive, but this is one of the funniest movies that I've ever seen. Top five.

I'm watching this movie as I write this. I've seen it a couple of times, and I swear it gets better every time I see it. It only got one star out of four, which is the worst it can possibly get, and I understand that...really, it is not the most intelligent movie in the world. However, if you feel like kicking back and relaxing, you feel like watching a movie that doesn't provoke thought or discussion, you feel like laughing hysterically, this movie's for you. I'll admit that the entire premise of this movie is dumb, but it's funny, genuinely funny, and I love it.


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