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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

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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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

In the car chase at the end, we see a camera in one shot, and a few crew members next to a large rock for a few seconds. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Smith: Have you ever held a gun before, Charlie?
Louis: Don't answer that!
Charlie: No...
Mr. Smith: Ever killed a man, Charlie?
Louis: Don't answer that!
Charlie: No.
Mr. Smith: What do you do for a livin' that makes you so brave, Charlie?
Louis: *Really* don't answer that!
Charlie: [cocks the gun] I'm a hairdresser!
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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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So Clever
Written by Lucia & Dave Bassett
Performed by Lucia
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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