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Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 7 March 1997 (USA)
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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

Official Sites:

Official site

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

Gross USA:

$59,927,618

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,927,618
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Company Credits

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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

The book Mimi-Siku reads aloud at the end is "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London. See more »

Goofs

In the car, when Mimi-Siku shoots the fly on the sun visor, Michael puts it up once, then tells Mimi to put his blowgun away. Then right before Michael exits the vehicle, the sun visor is down again, and he puts it back up as he leaves. See more »

Quotes

[Richard, Michael and Mimi exit Jovanovic's office]
Michael Cromwell: Richard, are you out of your mind? Now we're laundering money for the Russian mafia?
Richard Kempster: Yes, we are, and we'll iron it for them too.
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Crazy Credits

As the closing credits end, Mimi-Siku's voice is heard See more »

Connections

References Mr. Wizard (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

By The Sea
Written by Rique Pantoja
Performed by Rique Pantoja
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Good Movie
10 August 2004 | by ebot_00See all my reviews

My opinion on Jungle 2 Jungle is not as harsh, the movie was cute. The fact that it was a remake isn't my complaint because it is really hard to find movies that haven't been remade from other foreign or alternative films. I give movies at least one chance. Tim Allen is, as usual, comedic while being a bit on the crazy side, but still funny in all the ways you would want him to be, if you like him. You are also introduced to Leelee Sobieski in her feature film debut (she had been in TV movies, but not really big movies till Jungle 2 Jungle came out). The movie in general is a great family flick, one that everyone can enjoy. I believe that is should be given at least one chance, so go out and rent this fun movie.


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