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King of the Jungle (2000)

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Seymour is a mentally challenged young man living in New York. Seymour's happy New York Knicks fan existence comes to a tragic end after he witnesses the assassination of his mother, a ... See full summary »

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Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Leguizamo ... Seymour
Rosie Perez ... Joanne
Julie Carmen ... Mona
Cliff Gorman ... Jack
Michael Rapaport ... Francis
Marisa Tomei ... Det. Costello
Justin Pierce ... Lil' Mafia
Annabella Sciorra ... Mermaid
Judy Reyes ... Lydia Morreto
Richie Perez Richie Perez ... Pucho
Ian 'Blaze' Kelly Ian 'Blaze' Kelly ... Dead-Eye (as Blaze)
Rafael Nunez Rafael Nunez ... Basketball Kid #1
Malcolm Barrett ... Basketball Kid #2
Raymond Vincente Raymond Vincente ... Colon
Yan Ming Yan Ming ... Fat Ming
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Seymour is a mentally challenged young man living in New York. Seymour's happy New York Knicks fan existence comes to a tragic end after he witnesses the assassination of his mother, a renowned civil rights activist. Things go from bad to worse when Seymour locates a firearm in the home of his best friend, Francis. Determined, desperate and deranged, Seymour goes on one man's journey to find his mother's killers and bring them to justice. Written by Anonymous

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Growing up is hard when you only have one day to do it. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, some violence and drug content
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Official Sites:

Urbanworld Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Король джунглей See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,652, 11 November 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,161, 25 November 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The second time Seymour fires the pistol over the water, the cocked hammer can be seen as "firing" before the barrel-flash and sound effect. See more »

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LEGUIZAMO TRIUMPHS
19 November 2001 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

KING OF THE JUNGLE (2001) ** John Leguizamo, Julie Carmen, Rosie Perez, Cliff Gorman, Michael Rapaport, Annabella Sciorra, Marisa Tomei, Rosario Dawson. Leguizamo gives another credible performance this time as a mentally challenged man who lives with his activist mother (Carmen) in New York City and her lesbian lover (Perez) who must come to grips when a horrible crime is committed. Despite a chock-block blend of an ensemble the film meanders from one point to the next and is only buoyed by the exuberant turn by Leguizamo. (Dir: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld)


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