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.
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
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer added a scene where the title kangaroo talks after seeing the success of the Disney release Snow Dogs (2002), which used a similar plot device. See more »
When chasing the kangaroo in their rental 4WD, an aerial shot shows it to be longer wheelbase with a spare wheel on the bonnet and a khaki colour. When it cuts back to a land based shot the car is dark blue, shorter and no spare wheel. See more »
See, what happened was we put the money in the jacket and then the jacket on the...
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.
You gotta believe us!
[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 »
Shot to be an Adult Black comedy, re-edited as Disney kid pic
I've actually been interestede to see this for over a year now. I always thought Jerry O'Connel had potential and I thought Anthony Anderson was fun too watch. Plus, Christopher Walken was going to be in it! So, I was hyped. Somewhere during filming or post production it was changed from the more adult themed mobster black comedy, into a Disney kid comedy. Strange. Very strange. I went to see it anyway and to my surprise, it made me feel like a kid again. Real fun ride! With some surprisingly good moral values thrown in. I loved Jerry and Anthony's best friend chemistry. This production has made up for Jerry Bruckheimer's crap fests of the last few years. The only part I still can't stand is of course, the Kangaroo. It was cute during it's first scene, then it just got old real fast. And the marketing for this film is for some reason playing only off the kangaroo. Luckily, it only talks in a trippy dream sequence and not the entire movie. THANK GOD! Oh, and I loved Trevor Rabin's musical score. His music and the soundtrack really made the film move!
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