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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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I knew Jane Goodall. You, madam, are no Jane Goodall. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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:

$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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DTS (as dts)| Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Ursula "very quickly" tells her parents of her jungle exploits, she is actually saying "So anyway I went to the jungle, and I wanted to get away before I got married, and Lyle showed up and nobody got along with Lyle, he was a big pain in the ass, and anyway, so he, he went off into the jungle by himself, and I, you know, I had to follow him. And a jungle man comes swinging through on a vine, just swinging through, and, and he, and then we, hit something, and I don't know what happened. The next thing I know I wake up [inaudible] And then Lyle shot him!" See more »

Goofs

George is sent to Africa in crate box along with a pair of Air shoes to keep his feet safe while running towards Ape Mountain. But he does not have a jet suit to protect his skin from the giant swing. His skin would have gotten some very serious wind burn. 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 »


Soundtracks

Don't Rain On My Parade
(uncredited)
Written by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne
Performed by Barbra Streisand
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Even though it's a Disney movie...
29 April 2001 | by cToTh-2See all my reviews

Even though it's a Disney movie and can be viewed by the whole family, the movie was quite funny. Not Naked Gun funny, but still funny nonetheless. It is definitely worth the price of rental or purchase, so long as you like silly/unrealistic circumstances, talking animals, etc.

For those of you keeping score, this movie was much funnier than Dudley Do-Right, which had some similarities.


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