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George of the Jungle (1997)

A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... George
... Ursula Stanhope
... Lyle Van de Groot
... Kwame
Greg Cruttwell ... Max
... Thor
... Beatrice Stanhope
... Betsy (as Kelly Miller)
... Arthur Stanhope
... An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice)
Michael Chinyamurindi ... N'Dugo
... Kip
Lydell M. Cheshier ... Baleto (as Lydell Cheshier)
... The Narrator (voice)
... Male Guest at Party
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Storyline

Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and was adopted by a wise ape. Ursula Stanhope, US noble woman is saved from death on safari by grown-up George, and he takes her to jungle to live with him. He slowly learns a rules of human relationships, while Ursula's lover Lyle is looking for her and the one who took her. After they are found, Ursula takes George to the USA. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for crude humor and mild violence, language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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16 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

George de la selva  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,878,989, 20 July 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$105,263,257, 4 January 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,463,257
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Trivia

Joel Hodgson (creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988)) and writing partner, Nell Scovell, did a pass on the script early on. They added the opening cartoon sequence and were the first to make Ape talk. As typical of a lot of credit arbitration, the first writer and last writer received on-screen credit. See more »

Goofs

When Lyle and Ursula first encounter the lion early in the movie, a view from their backside shows Lyle with his arms down, but when the scene shifts to a front view, Lyle states to Ursula that he will run for help with his hands clutching her arms. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Deep in the heart of Africa is a place no man has ever entered. The place that belongs to the lion, the elephant and the ape. A place known as the Bukuvu. Travellers flying overhead can only glimpse at its many marvels, its sparkling rivers, its lush veldts, its billowy cloud formations and its hidden mountains. Never fear, my friends. All was not lost. Scraped and boo-booed, they searched high and low, but they never recovered their most precious cargo.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, Ape says "Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the king of the jungle". You then hear George yell, followed by a loud thud. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Funny Girl (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Aba Daba Honeymoon
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Produced, Arranged, and Engineered by Michael Becker
Written by Arthur Fields and Walter Donovan
Performed by Karen Harper
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George is a very funny movie
1 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Really, i don't understand because the rating of this movie is low. In my country, this movie bring on the theatre thousands. I give to this movie rating 8. "George of the Jungle" is a adaptation of the cartoon that has the same name. Really, i prefer a thousand times the movie than the cartoon. This movie it's very funny, Brendan Frasier is hilarious played George also his co-star Leslie is lovely. Also, we don't forget the George's friends, Ape and Elephant that are responsible for very good moments in this movie. There are few movies that i laugh so many times as "George of the Jungle".

"George of the Jungle" is a very funny movie.


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