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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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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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Canguro Jack  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,895,483 (USA) (17 January 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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Louis: The kangaroo got the money!
Charlie: What are you talking about?
Louis: I put the money in the jacket, and the jacket on the kangaroo, and now he's hopping away!
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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 Children of the Corn (1984) See more »

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Hey Baby
Written by Bruce Channel & Margaret Cobb
Performed by DJ Ötzi
Courtesy of Universal Records/Next Plateau Entertainment
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises/SPG Music Ltd./EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music/Shock Records/CSM
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This is ONLY No. 30 on IMDB's worst?
11 June 2003 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Truly, can Jerry Bruckheimer keep ruining his career? Pirattes of the Caribbean better be good, or he won't be able to churn out the inevitable sequel which will most likely follow this gutter trash. Man, what can you not put down about this movie? You can start off with the pitiful Jerry O'Connell, round it off with a dull and obnoxious Anthony Anderson, add in a `What the hell?' factor with Christopher Walken, and you clearly have one of those movies which makes you want to put your money in a slot machine, because it would most likely be put to better use. I just want to know how in the world did this movie lead the box office?


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