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Justin Bookey
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This is a documentary about the famous frog jumping contest inspired by the Mark Twain story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Justin Bookey 
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Justin Bookey 
Mark Twain  inspiration

Produced by
Justin Bookey .... executive producer
Justin Bookey .... producer
Cinematography by
Timm Andrews 
Justin Bookey 
Film Editing by
Justin Bookey 
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Timm Andrews .... second camera operator
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Jane Greenstein .... story consultant

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68 min
Black and White (archive footage) | Color
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Funny, fresh, and right on target!, 24 July 2006
Author: DarleneTipton from United States

I grew up in Calaveras County, attending the Frog Jump every year, and no one has ever captured the nuttiness and fun of it nearly as well as this film. It follows several serious frog jockeys from training (yes, frogs can be trained) through the final competition, and at the screening where I saw it the audience was laughing and loving every moment. Previous attempts at filming this have ended up merely eccentric and dry; "Jump!" actually goes into the minds of the competitors, the locals, and (dare I say it?) the frogs. Even if you're not familiar with the Mark Twain story, you'll come to an understanding of why this particular contest is so near and dear to the locals. A picture of true Americana -- a joy to watch!

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