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Kangaroo Jack (2003)

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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Anna Carbone
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David Ngoombujarra ...
Sr. Sgt. 'Mr. Jimmy' Inkamala, Australian Police
Marco Sellitto ...
Blasta (as Mark Sellitto)
Damien Fotiou ...
Baby J
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Crumble (as Christopher Baker)
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Hoon
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Tansy
Antonio Vitiello ...
Toot
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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,895,483, 19 January 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,934,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,929,111
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Trivia

Jerry O'Connell had to wear extensions for re-shoot scenes since he cut his hair short once initial filming was over. You can clearly see (if you look closely) an awkwardness to his hair in particular scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie and Louis are on the Flight to Australia, in the exterior shot, the "PAN AM' on the aircraft is backwards. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Carbone: Louis, what are you eating?
Louis Booker: I picked a bunch of berries when we were at camp, man. Jessie said they were cool. They smell like a bowl of Fruity Pebbles right before you add the milk. Go on. Take a whiff.
Charlie Carbone: No, thank you.
Louis Booker: Okay.
[camel farts again]
Charlie Carbone: Give me some of those berries. Quick.
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Crazy Credits

During the Jerry Bruckheimer Films logo at the beginning of the movie, you can briefly see two kangaroos crossing the street. See more »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Kangaroo Jack (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Casanova
Written by Calanit Ledani, Darryl Zero, Jeeve (as Jean Yves Ducornet) & Kevin Colbert
Performed by Paulina Rubio
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not as bad as everybody says it is- it's about average
23 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Let's get to the point. Kangaroo Jack is necessarily the worst film of all time, but neither is it the greatest. It's not even close. What it is though is fairly humorous, though usually silly.

The story is a bit good at parts, but far-fetched at others. Charlie and Louis were best friends ever since childhood, after one saved another from drowning. One of their fathers was a gangster or something, and the two are sent with a job to deliver the money to some other dude. The story isn't quite a bad one, and does take a little twist. (The twist is related to the job.) The main flaw in the story is that the movie is supposedly aimed at kids. Do you think kids will understand anything about mafia or anything like that?

Despite that, there are other moments not aimed at kids. One of the jokes includes Charlie grabbing on of the other character's chest. Another scene includes a homophobic joke. ("We're having an intimate, non-gay moment.) The film is a bit funny and entertaining, but the farting and homophobic jokes, along with the strange storyline makes it less than what it could have been, but I still enjoyed it more than other films such as The Cat in the Hat, Scary Movie and Dude, Where's My Car?

5/10

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