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
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 »
The red rope on the Golden Gate Bridge. See more »
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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As the credits begin to roll, "Ape" suddenly calls out, "Hey, doesn't anyone want to know what happened to me?!" We then see a wild Las Vegas show with Ape dressed up in blue sequens singing "My Way." See more »
Sure, it's lame. It's supposed to be lame. It pokes fun at itself for being lame. ("George can't die -- he's the hero.") Don't expect great special effects, real Nature, a solid plot, or Oscar-caliber acting. This is mind candy.
In a lot of ways, the plot is like "Titanic" -- nice new boy steals girl away from sleezebag fiancée she's just marrying to please her mother. However, since Ursula ditches Lyle before taking up with George, there's none of the moral bankruptcy that made Titanic such a stinker. "George of the Jungle" has the added benefit of not taking itself seriously.
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