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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Gary Joseph Thorup, who played the bully Billy Jessup, had only one other acting credit throughout his life. He appeared on Law & Order: Wannabe (1995), in which he ironically plays a bullying victim. See more »

Goofs

When Peter is dragged away by the vine, he stops slightly before the others grab him. See more »

Quotes

Judy Shepherd: [reads] "Don't be fooled, it isn't thunder / Staying put would be a blunder."
Alan Parrish: Run! IT'S A STAMPEDE!
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Crazy Credits

The movie ends with 2 beautiful girls at the beach, while the Jumanji board game is buried in the sand 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 »

Connections

Referenced in 13 Hours in a Warehouse (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Una Voce Poco Fa
from "Il barbiere di Siviglia"
("A Little Voice Does" from "The Barber of Seville")
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini (uncredited)
Performed by Agnes Baltsa and Wiener Symphoniker
Conducted by Ion Marin
Courtesy of Sony Classical, by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Not for those who have spent more time watching Star Wars than at the library.
31 March 1999 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

The hauntingly beautiful illustrations of the children's book are animated in this unique adventure for the entire family. Artistic at each turn this movie is probably not meant for those who have spent more time watching Star Wars than at the library. At least one reviewer could not understand why the computer images were not as "realistic" as in other computer generated animated films. That would be like asking why Roger Rabbit does not look like a real rabbit. They are not supposed to be real. The characters of Jumanji have literally popped out of the children's illustrations full of life and imagination. Similar to Roger Rabbit it meshes two different worlds together. Have fun. Read the book. Watch the movie. Play the game.


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Country:

USA

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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