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Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 7 March 1997 (USA)
A man learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who was raised in the jungle and brings the boy to New York City, turning his life upside down in the process.

Director:

John Pasquin

Writers:

Hervé Palud (earlier screenplay Un indien dans la ville), Thierry Lhermitte (earlier screenplay Un indien dans la ville) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Michael Cromwell
Martin Short ... Richard Kempster
JoBeth Williams ... Dr. Patricia Cromwell
Lolita Davidovich ... Charlotte
Sam Huntington ... Mimi-Siku
David Ogden Stiers ... Alexei Jovanovic
Bob Dishy ... George Langston
Valerie Mahaffey ... Jan Kempster
Leelee Sobieski ... Karen Kempster (as LeeLee Sobieski)
Frankie J. Galasso ... Andrew Kempster
Luis Avalos ... Abe
Carole Shelley ... Fiona
Dominic Keating ... Ian
Rondi Reed ... Sarah
Oni Faida Lampley Oni Faida Lampley ... Madeleine
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Storyline

Michael Cromwell is a successful albeit self-absorbed commodities broker who wants to marry his new girlfriend, but to do that he has to divorce his ex-wife who has spent several years living among South American Indians. When he travels there to obtain the divorce papers, he discovers he has a teenage son, who accompanies him back to America to learn the ways of the urban jungle. Written by Tom Daly

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Get a little savage.

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jungle to Jungle See more »

Filming Locations:

Orlando, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,812,047, 9 March 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$59,925,026, 5 September 1997
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In addition to relocating from Paris to New York, the character Mimi-Siku was made much older than the preteen in the French version. This was largely due to Americans' general discomfort with young love, under the explanation that "a teenager can get into more trouble." Additionally, despite American Mimi-Siku's having lived in the wild, there's less difference in the skin tones of the two male leads than in the original French film. This was done to emphasize their kinship. See more »

Goofs

In the scene with the fish tank, the mother of the household refers to one of the fish as a "Poecilia latipinna" from the Amazon. Mimi-Siku agrees with her and even gives its native name. However, Poecilia latipinna, commonly known as the Sailfin Molly, actually comes from North Carolina down to Texas and the Yucatan Peninsula. Also, the fish in the tank are in fact Rift Valley cichlids from Africa. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Kempster: [to his Mom, who's eating Mimi's homemade fish] Mom, Tarzan is eating Daddy's fish.
Jan Kempster: Daddy's fish?
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Pamela Lee/Rollins Band (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

It Starts In The Heart
Written by Steve Diamond and Regie Hamm
Performed by Maxi Priest
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Classic/Typical Tim Allen
12 April 2004 | by pettypetreeSee all my reviews

This movie is solid fun. It's typical Tim Allen, which means that if you like him you should enjoy the movie. He employs lots of quick wit, sarcasm, and slapstick self-deprivation. The son does a mostly believable job with the typical fish out of water story. He climbs out on the ledge of a Manhattan skyscraper and also climbs to the top of the statue of liberty to see the "fire up the sky's butt". The supporting cast puts in workman quality acting as well. The real mom (JoBeth Williams) is believable as a post 60's Peace Corp leftover and villain played by David Ogden Stiers (M*A*S*H) is terrific as a scary and quirky Russian mafia boss. It is a down the middle Disney pre-teen movie and fun.


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