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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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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)  »

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Canguro Jack  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$259,928 (Spain) (25 July 2003)
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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 »

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When Charlie jumps into the lake with Jessie, he is wearing solid navy blue boxer shorts. Later when Charlie tells Louis to get his scissors out of his pocket, Louis lifts up his shirt and grabs the scissors and reveals that his boxer shorts have changed to green with a design, even though they are traveling with no additional clothes. See more »

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Charlie: I'm sorry for feeling your boobs I didn't think they were real.
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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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2 Way
Written by James Brown & Robert Ginyard
Performed by Romeo Miller (as Lil' Romeo) (featuring Master P)
Courtesy of No Limit Records/Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Think About It"
Performed by Lyn Collins
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Very misleading
19 March 2011 | by (Omaha, Nebraska) – See all my reviews

I was fooled by the packaging. I expected the movie to be about a kangaroo. It was - but just barely. I even thought it would be about a talking kangaroo. It was - but only for a moment. It was advertised as fodder for kids. Well, it tends to remain in the general audience vein with brief strays into light-hearted sexual innuendo. No, here the kangaroo is simply incidental to the actual story which isn't that compelling to start with. It is mostly a CGI kangaroo and not always a very good one. When the animal is actually on the screen it tends to almost be annoying because it tends to come across as a commercial. Sort of like .... meanwhile, here is what the kangaroo is doing. It breaks up the storyline with somewhat lame attempts at the kangaroo trying to be funny. Completely unnecessary. As for the story - it could have actually been a good Mafia-lite film in a way. The resulting revelation about the purpose of the kangaroo hijacked envelope of money was the most interesting part of the film. There are some amusing sequences but nearly none have anything to do with the kangaroo. Why was the kangaroo billed as the star? I don't know. Even as the film ends the kangaroo soliloquies that he is the star and finally gets to performing in the way I originally thought the film was going to convey. By the end of the film I felt somewhat betrayed. I was waiting for a kangaroo that never really happened.


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