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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

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 Joshua Davis <xtnb64a@prodigy.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

When Van Pelt enters the gun store, the music playing on the radio is the national anthem for Mexico.

When the film was released in Mexico itself it was changed to feature another musical score. It is an infringement of Mexican law to play the anthem for commercial or mockery situations, deliberately or not, although in the U.S. Territories it is in the public domain. See more »

Goofs

When the paint cans all fall onto Van Pelt, he is shown having color splotches all over him. When paint is at a store, it is white until color is mixed into it. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Nora: Now, let's try to relax, finish our dinner, and talk about something else.
Judy Shepherd: Well, we found out why you got this house so cheap. 26 years ago, a kid named Alan Parrish used to live here. Then one day, he just disappeared, because his parents chopped him up in little pieces and hid him in the walls.
Aunt Nora: Okay, that's it. I am sick and tired of your lies, young lady. You're grounded.
Judy Shepherd: [leaves] Fine, there's nowhere to go in this stupid town, anyway. And just for your information, that wasn't a lie.
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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

Featured in Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
(uncredited)
Traditional 16th century Christmas carol
Also played and sung by guests at the Christmas Party
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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:

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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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