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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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mob | money | kangaroo | australia | chase | See more »

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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$259,928 (Spain) (25 July 2003)

Gross:

$259,928 (Spain) (25 July 2003)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Charlie and Louis leave the crash site, their shadows are to their exact left, but when confronted by dingos, the ground level shot shows their shadows to be to their precise right, indicating that they are walking back the way they just came. 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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Not a typical Bruckheimer Film
24 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was expecting a huge success once I saw, a Jerry Bruckheimer Production. But boy was I wrong. The story line was so basic and random. As well as some very immature qoutes from two grown men. The good humor in this film was pretty much the only thing having it from being a box office bomb.

Wait, the CGI of Kangaroo was pretty good, but there were some obvious scenes where the kangaroo looked extremely fake.

All in all this was a rather strange movie but had its moments. I agree with the user ratings.

4/10.


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