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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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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:

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


$66,734,992 (USA) (23 May 2003)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Alice Springs is a modern town, with paved roads and home to approximately 27,000 people. See more »


Charlie Carbone: It's you.
Kangaroo Jack: Yeah, it's me. Love the jacket, Charlie. It's hard to get something that fits my shoulders. Nice! How did you know Red was my favorite color?
Charlie Carbone: [surprised] You can talk!
Kangaroo Jack: And I can sing.
[sings "Rapper's Delight"]
Charlie Carbone: This is great.
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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 »


Referenced in Hart of Dixie: Islands in the Stream (2013) See more »


The Natural
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Courtesy of TriStar Pictures, Inc.
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if you don't like this movie you're nuts
1 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Seriously, this movie is the best one ever.

It inspired my life dream of traveling to Australia to adopt baby kangaroos. This movie DOES NOT deserve a 4.4/10, it deserves a 14.4/10!!!!!!!! I couldn't love this movie more, it was totally fire and interesting and artistic and amazing and fantastic.

If people can't the artistic genius found in this movie you're nuts! Anyways go and watch this movie. it will be the best decision you will ever have made Get your life together people...Comments like "piss poor directing" and "foully awful acting are out of line.

Keep up the amazing work David McNally

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