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Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

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

An American remake of the successful French movie Little Indian, Big City (1994) (An Indian In The City). The plot follows the original fairly closely, except that the original was set in Paris rather than New York, and Mimi-Siku climbed the Eiffel Tower rather than the Statue of Liberty. See more »

Goofs

Before Mimi-Siku goes onto the American Airlines airplane to go back home, there's a case of arrows on his back. How did he get them passed terminal security? Weapons aren't allowed passed terminal security and as carry-on luggage in the airplane terminals. They have to be put underneath the airplane as checked luggage. See more »

Quotes

Michael Cromwell: [sees Lipo Lipo for the first time]
Michael Cromwell: Oh my God. She left me for Gilligan's Island.
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Connections

Referenced in Redbelt: Behind the Scenes (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire Dance I
Written by George Acogny
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A funny, family-friendly film
28 April 1999 | by Sandy-27See all my reviews

A remake of the French hit, "Little Indian - Big City", "Jungle 2 Jungle" rises above the slap stick of the French original and the usual shallow Disney live action to become an enjoyable, funny and often heart-warming story, as much to do with father/son relationships as with a fish out of water. Although Tim Allen and Martin Short are their usual good selves here, Sam Huntington is the real star. An amazing young talent, he makes "Mimi-Siku" believable and endearing, someone we relate to and care about. It's Sam's performance that really lifts the film and makes it worthwhile to children and adults alike.


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