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Kangaroo Jack (2003)

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Two childhood friends, a New York hairstylist and a would-be musician, get caught up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go haywire when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.

Director:

David McNally

Writers:

Steve Bing (story), Barry O'Brien (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry O'Connell ... Charlie Carbone
Anthony Anderson ... Louis Booker
Estella Warren ... Jessie
Christopher Walken ... Sal Maggio
Marton Csokas ... Mr. Smith
Dyan Cannon ... Anna Carbone
Michael Shannon ... Frankie Lombardo
Bill Hunter ... Blue
David Ngoombujarra David Ngoombujarra ... Mr. Jimmy
Marco Sellitto Marco Sellitto ... Blasta (as Mark Sellitto)
Damien Fotiou ... Baby J
Christopher James Baker ... Crumble (as Christopher Baker)
Ryan Gibson ... Hoon
Denise Roberts ... Tansy
Antonio Vitiello Antonio Vitiello ... Toot
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Storyline

Louis Booker and Charlie Carbone are close friends with an association with the mob. After the duo botch a delivery of stolen TVs, the duo are given a second chance by mob leader Sal Maggio, who happens to be Charlie's stepfather. The duo are to deliver $50,000 to a contact in Australia. As simple as the job sounds, complications emerge when a kangaroo steals the money. Now Charlie and Louis must find the kangaroo and get the money back before they find themselves in a worse predicament. Written by Sam

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He stole the money... and he's not giving it back.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Trailers for the movie emphasized the tacked-on "talking kangaroo" scene, which gave audiences a false impression that this was a family film involving a talking kangaroo. Posters also emphasized the kangaroo. The misleading publicity is often credited with the film's achieving the #1 box office spot on opening weekend; industry observers said later that if the film had been more honestly portrayed as what it was, as a gangster comedy with fairly adult humor, it probably would have failed. The film had dismal reviews from critics and considerable backlash from audiences who felt they had been tricked. There was a direct-to-DVD sequel that was more in line with what was promised by trailers, as it was an animated family comedy. See more »

Goofs

After Louis and Charlie manage to take control of the situation with Smith's men, Charlie takes one of the men's shotguns. He cocks the gun twice, without firing it. The first time is when he first finds the gun, and the second is when Smith is trying to discourage him to not shoot him. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Carbone: Doesn't get any better than this, Louis. Blue skies. Fresh air. And who even now camels were in Australia? These are noble beasts, my friend. Proud, majestic...
[camel farts loudly]
Charlie Carbone: Oh, come on. Ohh! Ohh!
Jessie: Get used to it boys, camels do that.
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Crazy Credits

During the Jerry Bruckheimer Films logo at the beginning of the movie, you can briefly see two kangaroos crossing the street. See more »

Alternate Versions

When aired on Nickelodeon, the part where Charlie putting his hand on Jessie's breast during his mirage daze was cut out. So instead, it showed Charlie about to reach out before being hit in the head with the water canister by Jessie. Also, the part where Blue says "Never should have left the pub!" was edited out. See more »


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Superman (Theme)
Written and Performed by John Williams
Courtesy of Warner Bros.
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User Reviews

if you don't like this movie you're nuts
1 November 2015 | by ehenriquSee all my reviews

Seriously, this movie is the best one ever.

It inspired my life dream of traveling to Australia to adopt baby kangaroos. This movie DOES NOT deserve a 4.4/10, it deserves a 14.4/10!!!!!!!! I couldn't love this movie more, it was totally fire and interesting and artistic and amazing and fantastic.

If people can't the artistic genius found in this movie you're nuts! Anyways go and watch this movie. it will be the best decision you will ever have made Get your life together people...Comments like "piss poor directing" and "foully awful acting are out of line.

Keep up the amazing work David McNally


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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kangaroo Jack See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,580,209, 19 January 2003

Gross USA:

$66,934,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,929,111
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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