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George of the Jungle (1997)

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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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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

At the beginning of the dance scene, when George lifts Ursula to the fire, she is seen wearing only socks, whereas the scene before and the rest of the scene show her wearing her boots. 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 »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Vintage Video: Forbidden Zone (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Jungle Band
Composed by Michael Becker
Performed by Carl Graves
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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