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Kangaroo Jack (2003)

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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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Storyline

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  »

Box Office

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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

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

The propeller was clearly still spinning when the aircraft crash-landed with no undercarriage causing it to touch the ground before the rest of the aircraft. Consequently, its blades should either have been smashed off if it were wood or bent back to point at the tail if they were made of metal. Instead, they are shown virtually untouched as it lies in the desert. See more »

Quotes

Louis Booker: [as a kangaroo] You know what, Sal? You were right about him. Chicken blood!
Sal Maggio: Smell it on his father. Smell it on him. Chicken blood.
Kangaroo Jack: Oy! Chicken blood!
Louis BookerSal MaggioKangaroo Jack: Chicken blood! Chicken blood! Chicken blood!
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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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References Free Willy (1993) See more »

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Rock da Juice
Written by Regis Ducatillon & Ian A.V. Burrell
Performed by The Dude
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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if you don't like this movie you're nuts
1 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Seriously, this movie is the best one ever.

It inspired my life dream of traveling to Australia to adopt baby kangaroos. This movie DOES NOT deserve a 4.4/10, it deserves a 14.4/10!!!!!!!! I couldn't love this movie more, it was totally fire and interesting and artistic and amazing and fantastic.

If people can't the artistic genius found in this movie you're nuts! Anyways go and watch this movie. it will be the best decision you will ever have made Get your life together people...Comments like "piss poor directing" and "foully awful acting are out of line.

Keep up the amazing work David McNally


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