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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)  »

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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

Dana Olsen's screenplay began as a spec script titled "Gorilla Boy" (Olsen's nickname for his son). While shopping the screenplay to the studios, he intentionally avoided Disney because he knew they had the film rights to George of the Jungle, and figured they wouldn't be interested in another Tarzan-type spoof. As it turned out, Disney didn't have a script for the movie and happily looked at (and bought) Olsen's story. See more »

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George's over-coat disappears and reappears between shots after he leaves Ursala's apartment (after eating the coffee). See more »

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[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 »

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Spoofs Medicine Man (1992) See more »

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My Way
Written by Claude François
Performed by John Cleese
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Not nearly as lame as I thought it'd be.
9 September 1999 | by See 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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