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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Carbone
David Ngoombujarra ...
Sr. Sgt. 'Mr. Jimmy' Inkamala, Australian Police
Marco Sellitto ...
Blasta (as Mark Sellitto)
Damien Fotiou ...
Baby J
Crumble (as Christopher Baker)
Antonio Vitiello ...


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, crude humor, sensuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Canguro Jack  »


Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


In the car chase at the end, we see a camera in one shot, and a few crew members next to a large rock for a few seconds. See more »


Louis Booker: [hugging Charlie] We're having a very intimate, non-gay moment.
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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 »


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no no nooooo....
20 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

The people responsible for this should be tried for crimes against humanity.

The whole premise of this film* is based on an urban myth. Thats not the only myth. That this is a film is a myth.

If it seemed to be aimed at kids it would still be no excuse for the effort we are shown. I know there are lots of dumb guy movies such as any L&H and Dumb and Dumber which is a masterpiece in comparison. The two main characters were instantly dis likable and remained so throughout. I cant think of anything else, it depresses me too much.

*film = entertaining and professionally made cinematographic art.

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