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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.

Director:

Sam Weisman

Writers:

Jay Ward (characters), Dana Olsen (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... George
Leslie Mann ... Ursula Stanhope
Thomas Haden Church ... Lyle Van de Groot
Richard Roundtree ... Kwame
Greg Cruttwell Greg Cruttwell ... Max
Abraham Benrubi ... Thor
Holland Taylor ... Beatrice Stanhope
Kelly Miracco ... Betsy (as Kelly Miller)
John Bennett Perry ... Arthur Stanhope
John Cleese ... An Ape Named 'Ape' (voice)
Michael Chinyamurindi Michael Chinyamurindi ... N'Dugo
Abdoulaye NGom ... Kip
Lydell M. Cheshier Lydell M. Cheshier ... Baleto (as Lydell Cheshier)
Keith Scott ... The Narrator (voice)
Spencer Garrett ... 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

George de la selva See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,540,791, 20 July 1997

Gross USA:

$105,263,257

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,463,257
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (as dts)| Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Whilst recording audio commentary for Spider-Man 3 (2007) when Flint Marko's picture is shown in the prison scene Thomas Haden Church commentated "it's this guy who was in George of the Jungle" See more »

Goofs

When Lyle and Ursula are going down the rapids you can see a kayak waiting below. 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

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 »

Alternate Versions

On-screen subtitles were provided for Lyle's European mercenaries in the VHS release. These subtitles have been removed from the DVD version See more »

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Dela (I Know Why The Dog Howls At The Moon)
Written by Johnny Clegg
Performed by Johnny Clegg & Savuka
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Not nearly as lame as I thought it'd be.
9 September 1999 | by ChrissieSee all my reviews

Actually, a lot of fun.

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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