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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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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

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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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Unrealized Potential
5 June 2006 | by DiegoTFSee all my reviews

This really seemed from the packaging, summary, & trailer that it had potential. Great actors, great location, great storyline. But clocking in at just over eighty minutes the whole thing felt incredibly rushed.

The acting was considerably decent given that John Leguizamo carried more than 95% of the running time (very well nonetheless) on his shoulders. However, the story line has a minimum of a dozen plot holes & even more areas where additional insight into the major elements of the story were missing. John is the only one that benefits from any real character development, or, over development.

Not usually one to spout off & generally very casual when approaching & even more easy-going with reviewing and recommending movies, I truly felt like this could have been so much more & am slightly frustrated that it was obviously as rushed as it was. Supporting this, at least twice in the 'Behind The Scenes' featurette on the DVD the director refers to his actors (Marisa Tomei, etc.) having 'a small window of time'.

Adjust your expectations, check it out casually and enjoy it for what's it's worth. An over-the-top John Leguizamo showcase that does at the very least & at the expense of all others involved, well represent his range as an actor.


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