6.1/10
492
6 user 7 critic

King of the Jungle (2000)

Trailer
2:14 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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 »

Director:

Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to ... See full summary »

Director: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Stars: Nick Chinlund, Michael Raynor, Justin Pierce
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Ted, his girlfriend Jo, and his brother Johnny are small-time robbers in Montreal. The brothers spend their time watching TV, while Jo rereads Leonard Cohen's novel "Beautiful Losers" and ... See full summary »

Directors: Matt Bissonnette, Steven Clark
Stars: Kim Huffman, Joel Bissonnette, Benjamin Ratner
Side Streets (1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Staten Island Cab-driver, Bipin Raj, picks up a passenger, mistakes her for a movie star, but tells her that his brother, Vikram Raj, is a very well-known Bollywood mega-star with millions ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Gerber
Stars: Valeria Golino, Rosario Dawson, Shabana Azmi
BlackMale (2000)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Two desperate con men attempt to blackmail a psychotic doctor who may just be a serial killer.

Directors: George Baluzy, Mike Baluzy
Stars: Bokeem Woodbine, Roger Rees, Justin Pierce
My Own Country (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese, and he specializes in infectious diseases. It's 1985... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair
Stars: Naveen Andrews, Glenne Headly, Hal Holbrook
Trigger Happy (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A hand gun is passed between 22 loosely connected New Yorkers.

Director: Julian West
Stars: Richard Bright, Willis Burks II, Daniel von Bargen
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He was just a kid in a man's body until his mother's killer made him a man with a gun. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, some violence and drug content
Edit

Details

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

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,652, 11 November 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,161, 25 November 2001
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Job John!
15 October 2002 | by ckjabroniSee all my reviews

This isn't one of the most well written films I have seen in a long time, with some very noticeable flaws and a forgettable ending, but one thing makes this movie worth an 8/10 and its John Leguizamo. To date my favorite performances and the ones I feel were the standard for playing a character who is in some form mentally handicapped were, Leonardo Di'Caprio (the only movie he has actually done anything worth mentioning in to date) in "Whats Eating Gilbert Grape", and Sean Penn in "I AM Sam". Now there is a third to add to this list. John Leguizamo in this film. I almost am willing to say that this tops the other two performances, but it is a close call. Up until this role I had yet to see a decent job done in a movie by Leguizamo, feeling that he was a one trick pony, only knowing how to do comedy. After this film, I won't think that ever again. He puts in a brilliant performance, that stands head and shoulders above this good cast that played with him in this movie, and surpasses a lot of performances for the year. All I can say is he saved this movie from being a total bore, and he definitely did his research! Great performance, and this movie should be watched simply for his performance and how well he nails it!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed