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Zookeeper (2011)

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A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.

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Robin
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Manny (as Nick Turturro)
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A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.

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Welcome to his jungle. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor, and language | See all certifications »

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8 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El guardián del zoológico  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,065,617, 10 July 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,360,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,852,759
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Even though the movie was filmed in 2010 the first three animals mentioned in the movie are pure 2016 politics. Barry (elephant, Barack's nickname), Donny (monkey), and Bernie (gorilla). See more »

Goofs

As they pull up to the TGI Friday's it's shown as a reflection in the windshield, As if the sign was right in front of them. While the sign is about 50 feet to the left, about 20 feet in the air, From where the van parks. See more »

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Pizza Guy: Okay, let's review your order. That will be 64 meat lovers pizzas and 32 caesar salads. Can we interest you in our new fudge roll?
Bernie the Gorilla: [Bernie turns to Barry who shakes his head yes] Yes.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: I Spit on Your Grave: Part 1 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

You're the First, the Last, My Everything
Written by Peter Radcliff, Tony Sepe and Barry White
Performed by Barry White
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not worth it
24 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Griffin Keyes (Kevin James) is the perfect employee. In addition to being the favorite of all the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo, he's professional, courteous and well-liked by his co-workers. His dedication was only compounded when, five years earlier, he was dumped by his fiancée mid-proposal. But when his fiancée (Leslie Bibb) comes back into his life at his brother's engagement party, his career soon feels like an albatross around his neck.

Fearing the loss of their favorite zookeeper, the animals (voiced by Sylvester Stallone, Nick Nolte, Cher and others) intervene. They reveal the fact that they can speak and always could and then proceed to offer Griffin whatever help they can in winning back his former girlfriend. The attempts and advice vary in detail but what it all amounts to is a slapstick tsunami. It can enhance a storyline when used correctly but the use of it in this film is meant to replace one. It makes for a lot of laughs, but not a lot of originality. Basically, if you've seen the commercial, you've seen the movie. The kids will enjoy it, you might too, but you'd like it just as much if you waited to rent the DVD.


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