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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

Ursula and her parents in this film are/were residents of San Francisco, California. That was until Ursula married George. Ironically, San Francisco is Leslie Mann's hometown. See more »

Goofs

The position George holds Ursula when he whisks her away from the lion changes from shot to shot. First, he's seen hanging on to her by her pants. The next shot, he's holding her around her waist. Finally, he's holding on just under her arm. 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

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 »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Dela (I Know Why The Dog Howls At The Moon)
Written by Johnny Clegg
Performed by Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Courtesy of Capital Records
Under License from EMI-Capital Music Special Markets
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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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