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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 | kangaroo | money | australia | new york | See more »

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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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17 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Kangaroo Jack  »

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 confronted by dingos, the shadows of Charlie and Louis are to the right in the ground level shot, yet the immediately following aerial shot shows the shadows pointing in the exactly opposite direction. See more »

Quotes

Kangaroo Jack: [singing from "Rapper's Delight"] /... see I am Jackie Legs and I like to say, "Hello" / To the black to the white...
Charlie: Jackie? Mr. Legs, if you would find your way clear to give me back my money?
Kangaroo Jack: Money? Oh, you mean that money
[a pack of kangaroo are messing around with the money]
Charlie: Stop that. Stop that! Hey! Stop that, please! If Sal finds out...
Sal Maggio: [as a kangaroo] If I find out what, Charlie? That you lost my money?
Charlie: Sal?
Sal Maggio: I've asked you to do something. This is not that!
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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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Referenced in Suburgatory: The Great Compromise (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Start the Commotion
Written by Theo Keating, Greg Mays, Salaam Remi, Bob Bogle, Melvin Taylor,
Don Wilson & Nokie Edwards
Performed by The Wiseguys
Courtesy of Mammoth Records, Inc. / Wall of Sound Recordings / Timeless Inc.
Contains a sample of "Wild Child"
Written by Bob Bogle, Melvin Taylor, Don Wilson & Nokie Edwards
Performed by The Ventures
Courtesy of EMI Film & TV Music
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Best one star movie I've ever seen!
8 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know...ten stars seems excessive, but this is one of the funniest movies that I've ever seen. Top five.

I'm watching this movie as I write this. I've seen it a couple of times, and I swear it gets better every time I see it. It only got one star out of four, which is the worst it can possibly get, and I understand that...really, it is not the most intelligent movie in the world. However, if you feel like kicking back and relaxing, you feel like watching a movie that doesn't provoke thought or discussion, you feel like laughing hysterically, this movie's for you. I'll admit that the entire premise of this movie is dumb, but it's funny, genuinely funny, and I love it.


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