This is a documentary about the famous frog jumping contest inspired by the Mark Twain story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."



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In some counties, length is everything. Every Spring since 1928 thousands converge upon Calaveras County to see whose frog will jump the farthest. JUMP follows the sweat and sacrifice of those who yearn to be the County's top frog jockey - and be enshrined on the Hop of Fame. This heartfelt "frogumentary" uncovers an historical community that still honors its feisty connection to a Wild West past. Inspired by a true fable: Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Written by Anonymous

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26 September 2005 (USA)  »

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$10,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Very sweet slice of Americana
22 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Love the frog jump! This movie was so fun to watch. I laughed out loud and felt a real connection with the people who are so into it. I mean, they are REALLY into it. There's the one guy George who wants to jump a frog so bad and he is such a pitiful shlub but you end up just rooting for him to win (I won't give anything away!) We read Mark Twain in school but never this particular story. I'm glad to get the whole picture. It's so great to see that there are still communities that cherish this part of our country's heritage. I wish I could go to the actual frog jump after seeing this movie. It's hilarious that just anyone can go and rent a frog and be part of it.

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