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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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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?


Both Jerry O'Connell and Anthony Anderson have have appeared in the Scream franchise. O'Connell appeared in Scream 2 (1997) and Anderson appeared in Scream 4 (2011). They appeared in the Scary Movie franchise as well. Anderson appeared in Scary Movie 3 (2003) and Scary Movie 4 (2006). O'Connel appeared in Scary Movie 5 (2013). See more »


When Charlie and Louis are walking through the desert, their shirts are on/off between shots. See more »


[Louis farts]
Charlie Carbone: What is with these camels?
Louis Booker: That one was me.
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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 »


Referenced in Scrubs: My Common Enemy (2004) See more »


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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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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