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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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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,895,483 (USA) (17 January 2003)

Gross:

$259,928 (Spain) (25 July 2003)
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Trivia

Trailers for the movie emphasized the tacked-on "talking kangaroo" scene, which gave audiences a false impression that this was a family film involving a talking kangaroo. Posters also emphasized the kangaroo. The misleading publicity is often credited with the film's achieving the #1 box office spot on opening weekend; industry observers said later that if the film had been more honestly portrayed as what it was, as a gangster comedy with fairly adult humor, it probably would have failed. The film had dismal reviews from critics and considerable backlash from audiences who felt they had been tricked. There was a direct-to-DVD sequel that was more in line with what was promised by trailers, as it was an animated family comedy. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is about to jump into the water fall pool with Jessie he is still wearing the "body paint" they used to disguise their scent from Kangaroo Jack. Before he jumps in, his paint disappears and reappears with each shot. He finally jumps in and without scrubbing at all, and comes out spotless and free of body paint. See more »

Quotes

Kangaroo Jack: [singing from "Rapper's Delight"] /... see I am Jackie Legs and I like to say, "Hello" / To the black to the white...
Charlie: Jackie? Mr. Legs, if you would find your way clear to give me back my money?
Kangaroo Jack: Money? Oh, you mean that money
[a pack of kangaroo are messing around with the money]
Charlie: Stop that. Stop that! Hey! Stop that, please! If Sal finds out...
Sal Maggio: [as a kangaroo] If I find out what, Charlie? That you lost my money?
Charlie: Sal?
Sal Maggio: I've asked you to do something. This is not that!
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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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Referenced in Stargate: Atlantis: Remnants (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Pig Wobble
Written by Charlie McMahon (as C. McMahon), Bobby Bunungurr (as D. Bunuggurr), Michael Bartolomei (as M. Bartolomei) and Mark Atkins (as M. Atkins)
Performed by Charlie McMahon & Gondwana
Courtesy of Log Music, Australia
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Not a typical Bruckheimer Film
24 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was expecting a huge success once I saw, a Jerry Bruckheimer Production. But boy was I wrong. The story line was so basic and random. As well as some very immature qoutes from two grown men. The good humor in this film was pretty much the only thing having it from being a box office bomb.

Wait, the CGI of Kangaroo was pretty good, but there were some obvious scenes where the kangaroo looked extremely fake.

All in all this was a rather strange movie but had its moments. I agree with the user ratings.

4/10.


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