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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 »
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, crude humor, sensuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Canguro Jack See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,895,483, 19 January 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$66,934,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,929,111
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Matilda (1978) was an earlier American movie about an Australian boxing kangaroo and was made about twenty five years before the US-Australian co-production Kangaroo Jack (2003) which was also about an Australian boxing kangaroo. As such, Kangaroo Jack (2003) premiered in the 25th Anniversary year of Matilda (1978). See more »

Goofs

When chasing the kangaroo in their rental 4WD, an aerial shot shows it to be longer wheelbase with a spare wheel on the bonnet and a khaki colour. When it cuts back to a land based shot the car is dark blue, shorter and no spare wheel. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Carbone: It's you.
Kangaroo Jack: Yeah, it's me. Love the jacket, Charlie. It's hard to get something that fits my shoulders. Nice! How did you know Red was my favorite color?
Charlie Carbone: [surprised] You can talk!
Kangaroo Jack: And I can sing.
[sings "Rapper's Delight"]
Charlie Carbone: This is great.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Rock da Juice
Written by Regis Ducatillon & Ian A.V. Burrell
Performed by The Dude
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Silly and Funny..But Very Well Put Together..
19 January 2003 | by rm051694See all my reviews

I am very hard on Movies and will admit that this is a Silly kind of movie but it was easy to follow and was in all honesty, very, very funny. Better than most Adam Sandler movies and minus all the language and sexual content that Sandler and others seem to sneak into movies they try and sell to "kids". This is a typical O'Connell role and he plays it well. Estella Warren spices it up and keeps her integrity as an actress in check. She looks good no matter what she does anyway but the movie does not lower her standards at all. It is a great movie for the adults to laugh with and the kids in the theatre were having a blast. Plus, anytime Movie Critics trash a film, the odds are it will be a weekend Number #1 movie and you will like it. It did $18 million on the open and will clear $40 mil easily. Not bad for the budget it was made with. Good Job Bruck... 6 stars out of 10....

Have a great time and don't be to picky or critical. It is a movie about a Kangaroo after all!!


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