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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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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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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The ground in the jungle was made out of mashed potatoes. See more »

Goofs

When Lyle and Ursula first encounter the lion early in the movie, a view from their backside shows Lyle with his arms down, but when the scene shifts to a front view, Lyle states to Ursula that he will run for help with his hands clutching her arms. 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

The Cartoon Network and TBS airings contain a short, extra scene: following Ursula realizing she loves George, she is seen going down a staircase and loading some bags into Betsy's car waiting at the bottom. See more »

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Soundtracks

George of the Jungle
Written by Stan Worth and Sheldon Allman
Produced by Rick Derringer (uncredited)
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It's so stupid, it's hilarious!
30 August 1999 | by Budd-5See all my reviews

Thumbs up to the director and the stars of George of the Jungle. They have made one of the funniest children's films that you will ever see. You know that they had a great time making it because it's clearly evident on the screen. George of the Jungle is simply just a Tarzan parody. (Ape-man meets girl, falls for girl, leaves for city, returns to jungle). But the predictable plot doesn't destroy the performances and the movie is peppered with some laugh out loud jokes.

Of course the special effects are impressive - a talking ape, an elephant that thinks he's a dog - but it's the humans that steal the show. Fraser is fantastic as George - he is one of the most talented actors out there at the moment - though this film doesn't test his range much, he shows a nice comic flair. Mann is a lovable foil for our hero, though her squeaky voice is at times too cute. None of the other characters disappoint. Both Mann's parents are great in supporting roles and Lyle as Mann's nasty fiance is sensational.

Kids will love this. Adults, I think will find a lot to enjoy in it also, but don't bring along any cynics. They'll miss out on all the fun!!


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