The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
After being trapped in a jungle board game for 26 years, a Man-Child finally wins his release from it. But he is immediately forced to resume play, and this time, savage jungle creatures are released into the city. He must stop them, but how?Written by
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Van Pelt's hunting rifle is a modified Winchester M1901 rifle, modified with an amended stock (complete with a custom checkered pattern and "cheek cushion"), a false box magazine, a rear sight, a large tube placed over the barrel with a foresight and muzzle "bell" in order to make it appear to be an elephant gun. When it runs out of ammunition, which cannot be replenished since it's been discontinued since 1903, he ends up replacing it with a Daewoo USAS-12 CQ outfitted with an unusually large scope, a drum magazine, and a suppressor to make it look like a sniper rifle, after bribing the gun shop owner into bypassing the mandatory waiting period. See more »
When the EMTs are pulling the woman bitten by a mosquito out of her car, she is wearing boots which come to mid-calf. In the next shot where they are putting her into the ambulance, her legs are bare and she is wearing pumps on her feet. See more »
"At night they fly, you better run / These winged things are not much fun."
[Sarah and Alan look at each other in confusion until they hear bats echoing in the fireplace]
What was that?
Alan Parrish, 1969:
I - I don't know.
Put it away, Alan!
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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 »
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 »
Jumanji is a game that teaches you a lesson...If you start something you'd better be prepared to finish it.
Thankfully, this is a movie in which that is easy to do. The premise, a game that produces real consequences (like a stampede of wild African animals, or a floor that turns into quicksand), is a fun way to introduce several exciting--sometimes hysterical, sometimes terrifying--circumstances for Robin Williams and the rest of the cast to have fun with, and fun it is, like a roller coaster at Six Flags.
But in a way this film is also about growing up; about learning how to fit in, how to be responsible for yourself, and above all how perseverance can win the day. Yes, this is a fantasy-adventure movie. But there is a point to it all, and that point is that sticking to something in the face of terrible adversity has its own very special rewards.
One last thing. This is supposed to be a Robin Williams movie. But good as he is, Jonathan Hyde as Hunter Van Pelt and David Alan Grier as Carl Bentley steal every scene they are in.
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