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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael Cromwell
... Richard Kempster
... Dr. Patricia Cromwell
... Charlotte
... Mimi-Siku
... Alexei Jovanovic
... George Langston
... Jan Kempster
... Karen Kempster (as LeeLee Sobieski)
... Andrew Kempster
... Abe
... Fiona
... Ian
... Sarah
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

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Get a little savage.

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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7 March 1997 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Allen and Short would later star together in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006). See more »

Goofs

Tarantulas do not chirrup as they scuttle along. See more »

Quotes

[after Michael and Mimi depart from a taxi cab]
Michael Cromwell: We're meeting this guy at a fish stall?
Richard Kempster: No, no. He is ABOVE a fish stall.
Michael Cromwell: Much better!
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Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Jungle 2 Jungle (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

It's My Life
Written by Roger Atkins and Carl D'Errico
Performed by Dana Hutson
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Classic/Typical Tim Allen
12 April 2004 | by See 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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