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Kangaroo Jack -- 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.
Kangaroo Jack -- 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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Release Date:
17 January 2003 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He stole the money... and he's not giving it back.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
David McNally 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Steve Bing (story) &
Barry O'Brien (story)

Steve Bing (screenplay) &
Scott Rosenberg (screenplay)

Produced by
Jerry Bruckheimer .... producer
Andrew Mason .... executive producer
Chad Oman .... executive producer
KristieAnne Reed .... associate producer
Pat Sandston .... associate producer
Mike Stenson .... executive producer
Barry H. Waldman .... executive producer (as Barry Waldman)
 
Original Music by
Trevor Rabin 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Menzies Jr. (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William Goldenberg 
Jim May 
John Murray 
 
Casting by
Ronna Kress 
 
Production Design by
George Liddle 
 
Art Direction by
Guy Hendrix Dyas  (as Guy Dyas)
Brian Edmonds (supervising art director)
Richard Hobbs 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Milgate 
 
Costume Design by
Jon Boyden 
Eliza Godman 
George Liddle 
Daniel Orlandi 
 
Makeup Department
Toni French .... hair and make up artist
Ketty Gonzalez .... hair stylist
Kimberly Kimble .... hair stylist: Anthony Anderson
Nadine Wilkie .... additional hair stylist
Nadine Wilkie .... makeup artist: second unit
 
Production Management
Kim Gladman .... production manager: second unit
Tami Goldman .... post-production supervisor
Tricia Miles .... post-production supervisor
Nathaniel Purdon .... aerial unit assistant
Greg Ricketson .... unit production manager
Tiare Tomaszewski .... production manager
Barry H. Waldman .... unit production manager (as Barry Waldman)
Trevor Waterson .... production supervisor
Barbara Russo .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bloomfield .... second unit director
Keith Heygate .... first assistant director: second unit
Scott Lovelock .... third assistant director
Julian Ryan .... second second assistant director
Ruby Stillwater .... second assistant director: reshoots
Chris Webb .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Robin Auld .... senior set designer
Brad Burnet .... propmaker
Amanda Clark .... junior propmaker
Amanda Clarke .... props
Tom Davies .... supervising propmaker
Bill Demery .... propmaker
Andy Garner .... sculptor
Adam Grace .... leading hand propmaker
Collin Grant .... storyboard artist
Judy Harvey .... set designer
David Hird .... construction rigger
Jenny Hitchcock .... draftsperson
Alar Hordern .... greens assistant
Peter Hordern .... head greensman
David Ingram .... set dresser
Jerusha Kornner .... propmaker trade assistant
Marcus Levy .... action car department
Annette Mackie .... design assistant (as Annette Vandenberg)
Tim McGaw .... propmaker
David Mills .... assistant propmaker
Peter 'Babylon' Owens .... aircraft coordinator/art director
Lachlan Payne .... action vehicles mechanic
Ronald Rametta .... propmaker
Rebecca Schipilliti .... junior propmaker
Brianna Seale .... assistant to production designer
Phil Shearer .... assistant designer
Michael Smale .... draftsman
Dilys Tan .... assistant art department coordinator
Jocelyn Thomas .... animatronics
Peter Thompson .... propmaker
Kenneth Villa .... assistant propmaker
Matt Weeding .... set builder
Philip Whiteley .... visual development
Dillon Yeats .... standby props
 
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... dialogue editor
David A. Arnold .... supervising dialogue editor
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Petra Bach .... adr editor
Jose R. Castellon .... re-recording engineer: Spanish and Brazilian
Mark Cornish .... sound mixer: second unit
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
James Docherty .... second boom operator
Jessica Gallavan .... adr supervisor
Adam Kopald .... sound effects editor
Melissa Lytle .... assistant sound editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris O'Shea .... second unit: boom operator
Greg Orloff .... additional sound re-recording mixer
R.J. Palmer .... supervising sound editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert L. Sephton .... sound designer
Robert L. Sephton .... supervising sound editor
Dan Sharp .... sound re-recordist
Bruce Tanis .... sound effects editor
N. Owen Taylor Jr. .... digital archivist
Gretchen Thornburn .... sound recordist: second unit
Mark J. Wasiutak .... boom operator
Frank Welker .... advisor: vocal effects
Gary Wilkins .... production sound mixer
Brian P. Williams .... sound re-recordist
 
Special Effects by
Vince Abbott .... mechanical supervisor
Billy Aziz .... special effects logistics
Russell Barker .... special effects assistant
Chris Clarke .... creature designer
Thomas Eucla Davies .... special effects assistant
Laurie Faen .... animatronics coordinator
Lloyd Finnemore .... special effects foreman
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
Dan Frye .... mold maker: Neal Scanlon Studio
Terry Jones .... mechanical designer
Adam Khamis .... special effects technician
Kent Miklenda .... subcontract effects elements
Alan Murphy .... fabricator
Dan Oliver .... special effects set supervisor: second unit
David Pride .... special effects technician
Tad Pride .... special effects supervisor
Greg Refeld .... animatronics assistant
Andy Roberts .... animatronic designer
Taj Trengove .... special effects technician
Peter Wyborn .... head prop maker
Jonathan Kombrinck .... special effects: US (uncredited)
Sam Nicholson .... animatronic trainee: Neal Scanlan Studio (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jon Aghassian .... character finalling artist
Blondel Aidoo .... executive visual effects producer
Andy Barrios .... Inferno artist: ASYLUM
Alec Bartsch .... visual effects
Allen Battino .... visual development artist: The Secret Lab
Mike Belzer .... animation supervisor
James Colby Bette .... senior render I/O admin/lead
David J. Blumenfeld .... technical director: muscle & skin
Barbara A. Bordo .... digital paint & roto artist
Thomas R. Bryant .... visual effects editor
Jesus Canal .... lead character technical director
Candice Chinn .... character technical director
Christine Cram .... digital artist
Doug Cram .... digital artist
Jay N. Davis .... animator
Lino DiSalvo .... animator
Malcolm Eager .... visual effects assistant
James Guilford .... camera tracker
Lindsay Hallett .... visual effects producer: Asylum (as Lindsay Burnett)
Kyle J. Healey .... digital effects R&D
Darin Hollings .... associate visual effects supervisor
Sandy Houston .... 2D paint and roto supervisor
Allana Michelle James .... associate production coordinator
David P.I. James .... visual effects producer (as David James)
Kristopher Kasper .... visual effects editor: Asylum
Joe Ken .... digital compositor
Blaine Kennison .... lighting artist
Brian La France .... lighting supervisor
Vincent Lavares .... digital asset manager: Cinesite Hollywood
Brian Leach .... compositing supervisor
Ryan Leasher .... digital compositor
Ryan Leasher .... lighting artist
C.J. LePage .... render i/o administrator
Michael Levine .... digital artist
Mark Alan Loso .... compositor
Andrea Lösch .... digital effects artist
Martha Snow Mack .... digital matte artist
Allyse Manoff .... associate visual effects producer
Alex Mark .... additional animator (as Alexander Mark)
Rodney J. McFall .... lighting artist: TSL
Nathan McGuinness .... visual effects supervisor: Asylum
Colman McMahon .... physical production manager: TSL
Daniel Mellitz .... digital artist
Robert L. Miles .... lighting artist
Rob Moggach .... digital compositor
Carl S.G. Moore .... visual effects associate producer: Cinesite
John Murrah .... digital effects supervisor: dream sequence
Tony Noel .... digital compositor
Simon O'Connor .... effects animator
Kim O'Donnell .... digital artist
David Oliver .... technical director
Gerardo Ortiz .... visual effects assistant editor
Alex G. Ortoll .... digital effects artist
Eric Pender .... effects animator: The Secret Lab
Amy Pfaffinger .... digital compositor
Winston Quitasol .... lead digital compositor
Mark P. Renton .... digital artist
Lee Robinson .... video
John Damien Ryan .... assistant visual effects editor
Leah Sachs .... digital production manager (as Jennifer Lee Scheer)
Sergi Sagas .... technical director
Neal Scanlan .... animatronic characters
Wally Schaab .... CGI lighting artist
Candice Scott .... Inferno artist: Asylum
Kirk Scott .... survey engineer
Marc Scott .... digital compositor
Yuriko Senoo .... animator
Brad Smith .... render I/O administrator
James Stapp .... modeler
Matsune Suzuki .... model maker
Bridget M. Taylor .... digital artist: Asylum VFX
Linda Tremblay .... digital compositor
Katie Tucker-Fico .... digital compositor (as Katie Tucker)
David Wainstain .... digital artist: effects animator
Deborah Wiltman .... digital compositor
Patrick Witting .... character technical director
Paul Wood .... character animator
Dean Wright .... visual effects executive producer
Steve Yamamoto .... CG supervisor
Hoyt Yeatman .... visual effects supervisor
Edward Derian Boyke .... render I/O administrator (uncredited)
Christian M. Elsensohn .... render I/O administrator: Disney/TSL (uncredited)
Kenneth Littleton .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jeff Sadler .... senior technical expert (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Shea Adams .... stunt performer
Keir Beck .... stunt performer
Andrea Berchtold .... stunts
Raelene Chapman .... stunt performer
Mick Corrigan .... stunt double
Nash Edgerton .... stunt double: Marton Csokas
Grant Fletcher .... stunt rigger
Nigel Harbach .... stunt double
Lou Horvath .... stunt double: Jerry O' Connell
Zed Korshoonoff .... stunts
Philip Partridge .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunt coordinator
Warwick Sadler .... stunts
Brett Sheerin .... stunt performer
Brit Sooby .... stunt performer
Annette Van Moorsel .... stunt performer
Mick Van Moorsel .... stunt performer
Darrell Walshe .... stunt performer
David E. Woodley .... stunt driver (as David Woodley)
David E. Woodley .... stunts (as David Woodley)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Bird .... head grip
Massimo Bordonaro .... ad/pub services
Richard Bradshaw .... camera operator: second unit
Ray Brown .... key grip
Glenn Cannon .... video assist operator
Simon Cardwell .... still photographer
Toby Copping .... key grip: second unit
Tim Cousins .... libra head technician
Sally Eccleston .... first assistant camera
William Engel .... grip
Martin Fargher .... grip
Geoff Kelly .... rigging electrician
Steve Koster .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Adam Kuiper .... camera remote technician
Philippe Leroy .... electrician
Peni Loloa .... electrician (as Peniaku Loloa)
Michi Marosszeky .... assistant camera
Iain Mathieson .... rigging gaffer
Peter McManus .... electrician
Daniel Nichols .... first assistant camera: additional unit
John Platt .... camera operator
Henry Richards .... rigger
Paul Shakeshaft .... second assistant camera: second unit
Justin Sykes .... grip assistant: second unit
Luke Thomas .... focus puller
David Thomson .... additional rigger
Matt Toll .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Michael Vivian .... dolly grip: second unit
Aron Walker .... dolly grip
Marc Woodcock .... lighting technician
Jules Wurm .... first assistant camera: vfx unit
Mark Harris .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Peter Menzies .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Robert M. Sagaser .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Rod Scott .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Alex Mark .... animator
Gregory Miller .... animator (as Greg G. Miller)
 
Casting Department
Alex Flower .... extras casting assistant
Stacie Goodman .... casting associate
Evan Knowles .... casting assistant
Mim Weger .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ivana Daniele .... key costumer: 2nd unit
Andrea Hood .... key costumer
Clare Howie .... stand-by costume
Penny Mackie .... on-set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Kimberly Adams .... assistant editor (as Kim Jorgensen)
Jason Hellmann .... first assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Christine Kim .... assistant editor
Dylan Quirt .... post-production assistant
Kurt Smith .... color timer
Andrew Sparke .... assistant editor
Dana Suman .... post-production assistant
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bob Badami .... music supervisor
Katie Greathouse .... assistant music editor
Will Kaplan .... music editor
Steve Kempster .... score mixer
Paul Linford .... composer: additional music
Paul Linford .... score mixer
Booker White .... music preparation
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bruce Callahan .... driver
Darren Loveday .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Gordon Andersen .... unit assistant
Orna Banarie .... executive assistant: Jerry Bruckheimer
Kate Brown .... assistant: Barry Waldman
Andrea Bruce .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Dan Camins .... assistant: Jerry Bruckheimer
John K. Campbell .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Simon Cassels .... title designer
Theresa Curtin .... executive assistant: David McNally
Gemma De Vecchi .... fabrication technician
Robb Earnest .... production coordinator: additional photography
Bobby Edner .... adr voice
Vanessa Edwards .... assistant accountant
Gavin Evans .... b unit
Sophie Fabbri-Jackson .... script supervisor
Andrew Flakelar .... assistant: David McNally
Betty Fotofili .... production assistant
Hala Gabriel .... production accountant
Traci Genders .... production assistant (as Traci Duxbury)
Gabriela Gutentag .... marketing consultant
Timothy Hardin .... production accountant
Dina Hardy .... production coordinator: TSL
Sam Hutchins .... location scout: New York
Pam Jones .... assistant: Andy Scheinman
Tim Kau .... caterer
Katharina Keil .... second unit script supervisor
Peter Lawless .... location manager
Terry Lee .... aerial coordinator
Tim Lion .... assistant: Estella Warren
Isaac Lipscomb .... adr artist
Catherine McGovern .... production secretary
Tracy Pakulniewicz .... director of operations: Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Tonia Pearson .... assistant: Andrew Mason
Wynn Petersen .... production secretary: USA
Anne Scott .... post-production accountant
Fiona Searson .... unit publicist
Justin Sperandeo .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Ray Stasionis .... assistant: Andy Scheinman
Sandy Stevens .... production coordinator
Lois Theobald .... post production accountant
Rehana Tofie .... travel coordinator
Suzanne Turner .... adr voice
Karla Ventocilla .... production assistant
Mary Viola .... assistant to producer
Ed Walton .... assistant: Mike Stenson
Joshua Watkins .... assistant: Anthony Anderson
Carl Wood .... assistant location manager
Jason Mack .... security officer (uncredited)
Thomas V. Thompson II .... technology support: fur tool (uncredited )
 

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Rated PG for language, crude humor, sensuality and violence
Runtime:
89 min
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:A | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Germany:6 | India:U | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:PG | Peru:PT | Philippines:G | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Zurich) | Switzerland:8 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #39365)

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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:
Revealing mistakes: When they are walking across the desert after the air crash, their shadows are precisely to their left. Since Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, this means that they must be walking generally west, yet, in the previous scene, they have only just asked for directions on how to walk east.See more »
Quotes:
Charlie:On that fateful day twenty years ago, Louis Booker saved my life and I never forgot it. He wouldn't let me.See more »
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A movie with zero-story., 14 December 2005
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

To be honest "Kangaroo Jack" isn't an horrible movie. It has some solid main characters and some good comical moments and situations but it is all ruined by the story that is totally without a point and lame. Who ever green-lighted this project?

Even though he plays obviously a quite prominent role in the movie, the character of Kangaroo Jack feels totally out of place and not relevant for the movie. He feels totally pointless and makes the movie a very lame one to watch at times with some easy and childish humor and situations in it. Without his character this movie probably would had been a better one and certainly a more watchable one.

The actors Jerry O'Connell and Anthony Anderson really don't form a bad comical duo but they are truly given awful material to work with at times. The movie feels like a waste of the two main characters. And what ever was Christopher Walken thinking? I still can't believe that he agreed to play a part in this movie. It's like having Marlon Brando in "Plan 9 From Outer Space". Totally out of place and below his professional level.

The movie is good looking and it's obvious that director David McNally still has a notable talent for movie making. He still adds feeling and style to the movie even though it can't all conceal the movie its lame and pointless story.

It's still good for a few laughs but it overall has more minuses than pluses in it, so I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone unless you're really bored.

4/10

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