When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped in it for decades - and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Director:

Joe Johnston

Writers:

Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay by), Greg Taylor (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Alan Parrish
Jonathan Hyde ... Van Pelt / Sam Parrish
Kirsten Dunst ... Judy Shepherd
Bradley Pierce ... Peter Shepherd
Bonnie Hunt ... Sarah Whittle
Bebe Neuwirth ... Nora Shepherd
David Alan Grier ... Bentley
Patricia Clarkson ... Carol Parrish
Adam Hann-Byrd ... Young Alan
Laura Bell Bundy ... Young Sarah
James Handy ... Exterminator
Gillian Barber ... Mrs. Thomas
Brandon Obray Brandon Obray ... Benjamin
Cyrus Thiedeke Cyrus Thiedeke ... Caleb
Gary Joseph Thorup ... Billy Jessup
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Storyline

Jumanji, one of the most unique--and dangerous--board games ever, falls into the hands of the curious teen, Alan Parrish, in 1969. Mysterious and magical, the game strands the unsuspecting boy in the lush, savage forests of a mythical realm. Nearly three decades later, the game releases him before the awed eyes of the young orphaned siblings, Judy and Peter Shepherd. Now, the wild and incessant beat of the jungle's tribal drums is calling for the now-adult Alan and the other hesitant players, as the one who rolls the dice must never leave undone what the roll has started. Has anyone ever escaped from the game and Jumanji's formidable foes? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An Adventure For Those Who Seek To Find A Way To Leave Their World Behind. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for menacing fantasy action and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Roger Ebert criticised the film for being marketed as a family film, yet being far too scary for children. Even Robin Williams wouldn't let his children watch it. See more »

Goofs

When Alan finds the game, he finds it in the dirt wall at the construction site near the factory. When Sarah asks Alan where he found the game, he tells her he found it inside the factory. See more »

Quotes

Gun salesman: [Van Pelt enters his store] What can I do for you?
Hunter Van Pelt: I want a gross of these.
[hands an empty elephant gun shell to the gun store salesman]
Gun salesman: You know, they stopped making these in 1903.
Hunter Van Pelt: Damn. I shall need a replacement weapon.
[sets his old rifle on the counter]
Hunter Van Pelt: Well, there's a waiting period, and you'll have to...
[sets down a bunch of papers for Van Pelt to sign]
Hunter Van Pelt: ... fill out these.
[Van Pelt sets some coins on the table]
[...]
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Alternate Versions

At the end of the film, Alan and Sarah give Judy and Peter a Christmas gift. In the theatrical version, the kids open their gifts up to reveal new sneakers named "Jumanjis" See more »

Connections

References Groundhog Day (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Locomotive Breath
Written by Ian Anderson
Performed by Jethro Tull
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records, a division of EMI, under license from CEMA Special Markets
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One of the best family movies
3 January 2019 | by effijoSee all my reviews

One of the best 90's child's movie. Includes adventure, humor and love. The plot heightens the intensity of the jungle by bringing a board game to actual life, with really good special effects for a 90's film. Robin Williams is amazing as always and his role also symbolizes the struggling bond between father and son and overcoming fear. I'm thrilled that my kids loved the movie the same way i did when I was in their age.


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Country:

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jumanji See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,084,370, 17 December 1995

Gross USA:

$100,499,940

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$262,821,940
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby SR (Dolby 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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