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Zookeeper (2011)

 -  Comedy | Family | Romance  -  8 July 2011 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Don't talk to the animals... unless they talk to you first! See more »


Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El guardián del zoológico  »

Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,065,617 (USA) (8 July 2011)


$80,360,866 (USA) (21 October 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Shipped to theaters under the code name "The Combo". See more »


When Shane is first seen throwing lettuce into Bernie the Gorilla's pen, a leaf lands right next to the bucket. In the shot immediately following from the other side, the lettuce leaf is gone without Shane having picked it up or thrown it in. See more »


Pizza Guy: Okay, let's review your order, you want 64 meat lover pizzas and 32 caesar salads, can we interest you in our fudge roll?
Bernie the Gorilla: [Bernie turns to Barry who shakes his head yes] Yes.
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Kickstart My Heart
Written by Nikki Sixx
Performed by Mötley Crüe
Courtesy of Downtown Music Services
By Arrangement with Masters 2000, Inc./Eleven Seven Music
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Surprised... Much Better Than I Expected
30 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some basic background about me and this movie: I honestly did not want to see this movie. I walked out of Eddie Murphy's Dr. Doolittle years ago, and thought this would be about the same. I'm also not a big Kevin James fan. Then, my Niece (who is in her 30's) told me she took her three young children (all under the age of seven) to see this movie a few days ago. She told me that the kids seemed to basically like the movie, but that she "loved it"... finding it an over-all fun and fast-paced-humor movie. Despite my serious doubts, I went today with a friend. Look... this is not a top ten comedy of all time movie. However, I left having the same feelings about it as my Niece (which surprised me very much.) The bottom line for me: Really loved getting to see and hear so many fantastic movie stars! Cher! Adam Sandler! Don Rickles! Well... there are tons of stars in this movie. And... what a great treat to have about two hours with good natured humor, back to back jokes and humor that gives you lots of giggles - but not a crack-you-up laugh-till-you-cry movie. Not meant to get an Academy Award, but it made me smile and feel good about going to the movies again (at age 42.) Look, this movie was worth the $8 to see in a theater. Really glad I went to see it. I'm a bit shocked to read to many bad reviews, and I really didn't want to see this movie. Lot's of memorable lines. And, there were a few heart-warming moments, too.

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