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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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Storyline

Louis Booker and Charlie Carbone are close friends with an association with the mob. After the duo botch a delivery of stolen TVs, the duo are given a second chance by mob leader Sal Maggio, who happens to be Charlie's stepfather. The duo are to deliver $50,000 to a contact in Australia. As simple as the job sounds, complications emerge when a kangaroo steals the money. Now Charlie and Louis must find the kangaroo and get the money back before they find themselves in a worse predicament. Written by Sam

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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  »

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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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Trivia

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer added a scene where the title kangaroo talks after seeing the success of the Disney release Snow Dogs (2002), which used a similar plot device. See more »

Goofs

The propeller was clearly still spinning when the aircraft crash-landed with no undercarriage causing it to touch the ground before the rest of the aircraft. Consequently, its blades should either have been smashed off if it were wood or bent back to point at the tail if they were made of metal. Instead, they are shown virtually untouched as it lies in the desert. See more »

Quotes

Louis: [Louis and Charlie are in an airplane restroom together and find out that the envelope is full of money] Check this out!
Charlie: Hey, you're not supposed to open this.
Louis: Hey, man, that's like fifty grand in there.
Charlie: Oh my god! Something doesn't smell right here. Look at it!
Louis: I know! I'm looking! I've never seen so much green in one little brown package.
Charlie: And now it's in my hands. Aw, it slipped out!
Louis: Ohhh!
Charlie: Here, help me scoop it up.
Louis: Oh, this is one big load.
Charlie: What a mess!
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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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References Superman (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

2 Way
Written by James Brown & Robert Ginyard
Performed by Romeo Miller (as Lil' Romeo) (featuring Master P)
Courtesy of No Limit Records/Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Think About It"
Performed by Lyn Collins
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not as bad as everybody says it is- it's about average
23 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let's get to the point. Kangaroo Jack is necessarily the worst film of all time, but neither is it the greatest. It's not even close. What it is though is fairly humorous, though usually silly.

The story is a bit good at parts, but far-fetched at others. Charlie and Louis were best friends ever since childhood, after one saved another from drowning. One of their fathers was a gangster or something, and the two are sent with a job to deliver the money to some other dude. The story isn't quite a bad one, and does take a little twist. (The twist is related to the job.) The main flaw in the story is that the movie is supposedly aimed at kids. Do you think kids will understand anything about mafia or anything like that?

Despite that, there are other moments not aimed at kids. One of the jokes includes Charlie grabbing on of the other character's chest. Another scene includes a homophobic joke. ("We're having an intimate, non-gay moment.) The film is a bit funny and entertaining, but the farting and homophobic jokes, along with the strange storyline makes it less than what it could have been, but I still enjoyed it more than other films such as The Cat in the Hat, Scary Movie and Dude, Where's My Car?

5/10

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