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Writer (WGA):
Jeff Kauffmann (written by)
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Release Date:
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  (in credits order)

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Storm

Adam Brody ... Chris

Rob Huebel ... Phil

Kristen Schaal ... Brenda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Megan Boone ... Lisa
Juan C. Defendini ... Javier

Eric Edelstein ... Jared
Zev Glassenberg ... Javier

Dennis Haysbert ... Mr. Palmer
Tommy Kavelin ... Bob Krayton
Stephanie Lopez ... Stephanie

Michael J. Morris ... Michael

Robert Peters ... Dale
John Piñero ... Buddy the Pilot

Mark Sherman ... Sailor Bob

Aaron Takahashi ... Troy

Brian Tester ... Senior Naval Officer

Bianca Bree Van Damme ... Ashley (as Bianca Bree)

Kristopher Van Varenberg ... Brett
Andrea Ruiz ... Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob Meltzer 
Writing credits
Jeff Kauffmann (written by)

Produced by
Leah Aldarondo .... executive producer coordinator
Robert Bevan .... executive producer
Charley Cabrera .... co-producer
Mark Cartier .... associate producer
Sue Denisco Mullin .... associate producer
Mark Feldstein .... executive producer
Alex Goldstone .... executive producer
Peter Graham .... executive producer
Stephen Hays .... executive producer
Samantha Horley .... executive producer
Hannah Kanew .... co-executive producer
Justin Kanew .... producer
Jeff Kauffmann .... executive producer
Corey Large .... executive producer
Ewan Leslie .... executive producer (as Ewan Jackson Leslie)
Cyril Megret .... executive producer
Rob Meltzer .... co-producer
JJ Mullin .... associate producer
Ethan Newberry .... associate producer
James Norrie .... associate producer
Alan Pao .... executive producer
Luis A. Riefkohl .... associate producer
Alan Duncan Ross .... co-producer
Brad Roth .... executive producer
Luillo Ruiz .... producer
Bruce Simberg .... executive producer
Elissa Simberg .... co-executive producer
Arthur Tommaselli .... co-executive producer
Rita Tommaselli .... co-executive producer
Belly Torres .... associate producer
Kristopher Van Varenberg .... associate producer
Original Music by
Karl Preusser 
Cinematography by
Eric Haase (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Harry Yoon 
Casting by
Erin Toner 
Production Design by
Leslie Keel 
Art Direction by
Mailara Santana 
Costume Design by
Anita Ramirez 
Makeup Department
Christine Aquino .... assistant makeup artist
Ybelka Hurtado .... assistant hair stylist
Jacqueline Jimenez .... key makeup artist
Griselle Osorio .... additional hair stylist
Elenia Peña .... assistant makeup artist
Aida Pizarro .... assistant makeup artist
Marielena Ramirez .... head hairstylist (as Marielena Ramírez)
Marielena Ramirez .... head hairstylist
Angel A. Rivera .... assistant makeup artist (as Ángel Rivera)
Gino Zamprioli .... makeup artist: Mr. Van Damme
Production Management
Rosi Acosta .... production supervisor
Charley Cabrera .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Colon .... trainee assistant director
Javier Enrique .... second assistant director (as Javier Enrique Perez)
Kemel Jamis .... second second assistant director
Franklin A. Vallette .... first assistant director (as Franklin Vallette)
Franklin A. Vallette .... first assistant director
Art Department
Paul Alfaro .... set dresser
Ricky Alfaro .... assistant carpenter
Carlos 'Carly' Antunez .... set dresser
Fernando Carrion .... lead man
Oscar A. Colom Cruz .... set dresser
Yinan Estrada-Ortiz .... art coordinator
Angel Flores .... scenic painter
Ricardo Hernandez .... vendor
Bryant Huffman .... on set dresser
Jeffrey Judway .... props assistant
Mayna Magruder .... buyer
Fausto Montero .... carpenter
Bayrex Padro .... set dresser
Amilcar Rivera .... props master
Adrian Robles Reyes .... art pa
Tristana Robles .... buyer
Aaron Rust .... assistant carpenter
Omar Santiago .... set dresser
Sound Department
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer
Matt D. Hall .... sound designer
Matt D. Hall .... sound effects editor
Luis Landrau .... boom operator
Leobardo Ledon .... foley mixer
Michael J. McDonald .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael J. McDonald .... supervising sound editor
Hiraldo Pino .... cable puller
G.W. Pope III .... foley artist
Heriberto Rosas .... sound mixer
Brad Whitcanack .... sound effects editor/sound designer
Special Effects by
Rafy Perez .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Mohsen Bizar .... visual effects artist
Elliott Jobe .... visual effects supervisor
Chun-Lin Kuo .... compositor
Lin Liu .... compositor
Matthew Rappaport .... visual effects coordinator
Daniel Szeto .... senior compositor
Evan Wen .... compositor
Luis R. Alcocer .... stunt coordinator
Jonathan Castellano .... stunts
Master Lee .... stunts
Edgardo Rivera .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Emmanuel Carrion .... best boy electric
Angel Castro .... digital image technician
Leslie Colombani .... electrician
Leslie Colombani .... gaffer
Edgar Colón .... camera operator: "a" camera
Edgar Colón .... steadicam operator
Francisco Cordero .... best boy grip
Alberto de la Vega .... camera pa
Allan Feshold .... electrician
Andres Figueroa .... dolly grip
Andrés Figueroa .... grip (as Jose Andre Figueroa)
Natasha Luna .... camera pa
Zoraida Luna .... first assistant camera
Santiago Benet Mari .... electrician
Cesar Marrero Sr. .... first assistant camera (as Cesar Marrero)
Alfredo Melendez .... second assistant camera
Raphy Molinary .... camera operator
Raphy Molinary .... director of photography: second unit
Willie Montañez .... second assistant camera (as Willie Montanez)
Bayoan Padro .... grip
Ignacio Nacho Pesquera .... electrician
Jacinto Reyes .... electrician
Oggie Rivera .... grip
Francisco Román .... still photographer
Gilberto Rosario .... grip
Casting Department
Camille Collazo .... casting associate
Tere Lopez .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yasiri Castro .... set costumer
Lea Guivas-Murphy .... costume assistant
Angie Olmedo .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Jon Berry .... assistant editor
Scott Gregory .... digital colorist
Taylor Mahony .... digital intermediate editor
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... digital intermediate editor
Music Department
Michael Stern .... music scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Jose Arias .... transportation captain
Omar Colon Rodriguez .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Sara Alvarez .... production coordinator
Abdiel Angleró .... production office manager
Lionel A. Berrios .... production assistant
Alejandro Berríos .... script supervisor
Diana Liz Calderon .... office intern
Robert Colon .... production assistant
Milton Cordero .... production assistant
Jose de Miguel .... motorcycle provider
Luis R. Estrella-Rivera .... location manager (as Luis Estrella)
Ada Freytes .... location production assistant
Hilda Frontanés .... accounting assistant
Angel Hernandez .... key craft service
Suzanne Holland .... legal services
Kemel Jamis .... key production assistant
Peter Karrasquillo .... travel and housing coordinator
Chad Mathis .... legal services
Esteban Alvarez Medina .... craft service assistant
Anabelle Mullen .... production assistant
Annabelle Mullen .... production assistant
Mariam Padial .... location assistant
Karla Lopez Santiago .... intern production assistant
Chris Sprister .... adr loop group
Gina Velez .... production assistant
Christopher Waters .... production accountant
Justin Begnaud .... completion bond executive: Film Finances (uncredited)
Frank Buckner .... special thanks
George Gallo .... thanks
Todd Holland .... thanks
John Hyams .... thanks
Rian Johnson .... thanks
David Miner .... thanks

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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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45 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
Few hilarious scenes; nothing great, 31 January 2014
Author: cB391 from Canada

Welcome to the Jungle is a story that tries to entertain the viewer with some hilarious comedy scenes; especially involving Jean-Claude Van Damme. The interpersonal relationship between the various actors was not interesting, and the simplicity of the shift from rational to "primitive" was hardly aptly presented or explained. Overall the acting was below par, without any attempt at building a serious character (again with JCVD being the exception).

The plot is a group are sent on a retreat to learn team skills. After a few incidents, they are trapped on the island. The island splits into two factions and the main character learns how to stand up for himself.

The movie plays into typical alpha-male scenarios with little to nothing to offer, and the consistent rape jokes are tasteless, while providing little except to re-enforce the alpha-male stereotype with the subversive male having to defeat him in order to get his "prize".

The music and imagery in the movie are well done, and do set the mood for the various scenes, regardless of how the acting was.The simplicity of the plot wouldn't have garnered a watch in most cases, but there are a few scenes with JCVD that are hilarious. If you can watch them separately, skip this movie. Due to the few entertaining scenes and well produced audio/video, I would rate this a 4; otherwise I wouldn't bother even raising it over a 2.

There might be some people who like it, but it was not appealing to me.

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