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.
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
The most difficult sound design for Kangaroo Jack was the farting camels and because they can't fart on cue, they've tried several failed attempts to make a perfect realistic farting sound. They've tried whoopie cushions, blowing on jello, armpit farts all the way down to using they're own mouths. So in sheer desperation the sound designer ate bean burritos, beef tacos, baked beans and milk, and they basically let the sounds come naturally. See more »
When Charlie and Louis leave the crash site, their shadows are to their exact left, but when confronted by dingos, the ground level shot shows their shadows to be to their precise right, indicating that they are walking back the way they just came. See more »
See, what happened was we put the money in the jacket and then the jacket on the...
Wrong answer! Your friend told us the yarn about the kangaroo. Mate, I've hope for your sake you were stupid enough to hide that money in them saddle bags.
You gotta believe us!
[Sticks a knife at Charlie's throat]
No, you gotta believe me. If it ain't there, I'm gonna carve you up piece by piece.
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During the usual "Jerry Bruckheimer Production" credit at the beginning of the movie, you can briefly see two kangaroos crossing the street. See more »
I am very hard on Movies and will admit that this is a Silly kind of movie but it was easy to follow and was in all honesty, very, very funny. Better than most Adam Sandler movies and minus all the language and sexual content that Sandler and others seem to sneak into movies they try and sell to "kids". This is a typical O'Connell role and he plays it well. Estella Warren spices it up and keeps her integrity as an actress in check. She looks good no matter what she does anyway but the movie does not lower her standards at all. It is a great movie for the adults to laugh with and the kids in the theatre were having a blast. Plus, anytime Movie Critics trash a film, the odds are it will be a weekend Number #1 movie and you will like it. It did $18 million on the open and will clear $40 mil easily. Not bad for the budget it was made with. Good Job Bruck... 6 stars out of 10....
Have a great time and don't be to picky or critical. It is a movie about a Kangaroo after all!!
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