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Jumanji (1995)

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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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4 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Taglines:

A game 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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Trivia

The film was made into a board game by MB Games in 1996 and it was re-released in 2018. See more »

Goofs

In the flooded house the crocodile attempts to bite Judy. The upper jaw moves relative to the skull. In reality, the lower jaw should move. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Whittle: Alan, please, last time I played this game, it ruined my life.
Alan Parrish: [laughs] It ruined your life? "In the jungle, you must wait 'til the dice read five or eight."
Sarah Whittle: I was a little girl, Alan. You disappeared, and a bunch of bats surrounded me and chased me down the street. I was afraid. I'm sorry, Alan. No one believed me. I was all alone.
Alan Parrish: So was I. For 26 years, Sarah.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: Green flames swirl around to form the opening title, which spirals into a vortex. This is in fact the sequence that occurs when Alan finishes the game near the end. See more »

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 »


Soundtracks

Himno Nacional Mexicano
(uncredited)
("Mexico National Anthem")
Written by Francisco González Bocanegra and Jaime Nunó
Performed by Studio Group
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A fun and adventure filled film fit for the whole family!
29 November 2003 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

I just used to love "Jumanji" as a kid. This was what was Oscar worthy to me, because I loved the special effects and Robin Williams. Even though I think I over did it with the Oscar worthy thoughts, still to this day I enjoy "Jumanji". It's a great family film that will make you feel good and have fun with.

Robin Williams plays Alan, a boy who when he was little and had a horrible fight with his father plays a game with his friend, Sarah, and the game happens to be cursed causing Alan to get sucked into the game until someone else plays it. Sarah freaking out by just what happened runs home and no one believes her leaving Alan behind for decades in the game. When a new family moves in, Judy and Peter and their Aunt Nora, they find the game and start playing and release Alan who has just survived decades in a jungle. When they realize that they must finish the game to make the horrible curses it brings go away, they find Sarah who is now the town loony, and must play it 'til they finish. But can they do that with all the spiders, elephants, lions, tsunami, vines, stampedes, and an angry hunter? You'll just have to wait and see.

This is a great movie for the family and I'd highly recommend it for a good watch. It's just a fun fill adventure with great effects and some fun performances by Robin and Bonnie and a very young Kirsten Dunst. So sit back, grab the popcorn, and enjoy "Jumanji"! 8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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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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