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Kangaroo Jack (2003)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Ngoombujarra ...
Marco Sellitto ...
Blasta (as Mark Sellitto)
Damien Fotiou ...
Crumble (as Christopher Baker)
Antonio Vitiello ...


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Canguro Jack  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$66,734,992 (USA) (23 May 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jerry O'Connell had to wear extensions for re-shoot scenes since he cut his hair short once initial filming was over. You can clearly see (if you look closely) an awkwardness to his hair in particular scenes. See more »


When Blue asks Charlie to take over before the plane crash, Charile doesn't have his goggles on. In the next shot, he's wearing them again. See more »


Jessie: So it's safe to assume your not on vacation.
Louis Booker: No. Charlie's stepfather is a mobster back in New York, and he had us sent out here to deliver a package.
Jessie: Oh! And you got me in the middle of this?
Charlie Carbone: I am so sorry, Jessie. I never thought this would happen.
Jessie: And you lied to me.
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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 »


Kangaroo I
Written and Performed by Craig Eastman
Courtesy of Pepper Peg Music
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Enjoyable fluff
25 January 2003 | by (New Milford, NJ) – See all my reviews

I was intending to see Confessions of a Dangerous Mind but the newspaper had the times wrong so I ended up seeing this film instead.

The ads for the film don't do it justice. Don't get me wrong. This film is not Citizen Kane but for an easy way to spend a few hours in the theatre isn't bad. The best things in the film are the settings. Sal Maggio's(Christopher Walken) house in Bensonhurst was perfect. Being an old Bensonhurst boy myself, I've seen those huge houses with big walls on small lots which are owned by second-rate mobsters. The Australia scenery was magnificent and has me wistful about getting the chance to spend a month there eventually. The CG Kangaroo is pretty good, better than much of the CG in the last Star Wars atrocity. There's lots of good slapstick.

The film ends stupidly and Estella Warren cannot act. She makes Margaux Hemingway look like Katherine Hepburn or Elizabeth Hurley look like Dame Maggie Smith in terms of acting ability. Not even a clue. Not even the merest soupcon of talent. Stick to the catwalk, baby.

If you like good slapstick and fairly decent chemistry between the two male leads, and you don't mind checking your brain at the door, I recommend this movie.

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