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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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Director: Hugh Wilson
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alfred Molina
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... George
... Ursula Stanhope
... Lyle Van de Groot
... Kwame
Greg Cruttwell ... Max
... Thor
... Beatrice Stanhope
Kelly Miracco ... 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)  »

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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

When George is cornering the horses at Ursula's parents' party, the woman that wishes that she could find a man like him is Brendan Fraser's wife at the time, Afton Smith. See more »

Goofs

When George is showing Ursula how to "swing, swing, swing", Ursula is not wearing the cereal box ring on her right hand - a ring she found and has worn since she was 10. She removes it from her right ring finger several scenes later when she gives it to George in the tree house. (This is because the "vine swinging lesson" scene was meant to come before the scene where Lyle finally finds Ursula, taking place after Ursula gives George the ring, which is seen on his "neck crown" during the lesson.) See more »

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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

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 »


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Wipe Out
Written by Robert Berryhill, Patrick Connolly, Jim Fuller, and Ronald Wilson
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Laugh of the Jungle
4 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Brilliant smashing comedy movie! The characters are original and fun. As if you're seeing a big family in a movie, everyone's interacting perfectly.

The animals are definitely the best. The ape, especially the elephant. Very funny and spectacular!

Just watch it with the whole family. It's really fun. I promise.


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