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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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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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17 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Canguro Jack  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

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 »

Goofs

When they are walking across the desert after the air crash, their shadows are precisely to their left. Since Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, this means that they must be walking generally west, yet, in the previous scene, they have only just asked for directions on how to walk east. See more »

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Louis Booker: See, what happened was we put the money in the jacket and then the jacket on the...
Mr. Smith: Wrong answer! Your friend told us the yarn about the kangaroo. Mate, I've hope for your sake you were stupid enough to hide that money in them saddle bags.
Charlie Carbone: You gotta believe us!
Mr. Smith: [Sticks a knife at Charlie's throat] No, you gotta believe me. If it ain't there, I'm gonna carve you up piece by piece.
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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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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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Kangaroo I
Written and Performed by Craig Eastman
Courtesy of Pepper Peg Music
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Silly and Funny..But Very Well Put Together..
19 January 2003 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

I am very hard on Movies and will admit that this is a Silly kind of movie but it was easy to follow and was in all honesty, very, very funny. Better than most Adam Sandler movies and minus all the language and sexual content that Sandler and others seem to sneak into movies they try and sell to "kids". This is a typical O'Connell role and he plays it well. Estella Warren spices it up and keeps her integrity as an actress in check. She looks good no matter what she does anyway but the movie does not lower her standards at all. It is a great movie for the adults to laugh with and the kids in the theatre were having a blast. Plus, anytime Movie Critics trash a film, the odds are it will be a weekend Number #1 movie and you will like it. It did $18 million on the open and will clear $40 mil easily. Not bad for the budget it was made with. Good Job Bruck... 6 stars out of 10....

Have a great time and don't be to picky or critical. It is a movie about a Kangaroo after all!!


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