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Kangaroo Jack (2003)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 17 January 2003 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Taglines:

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


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Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Vincent Pastore were considered for the role of Frankie Lombardo. See more »

Goofs

If the American gangsters are looking for the two missing couriers in the middle of the desert, why would they throw the pilot out of their car when they realise that they had been his passengers and he might, therefore, have a good idea of where to find them? See more »

Quotes

Kangaroo Jack: I can sing, I can dance, I can even do impersonations.
[imitating Dr. Evil]
Kangaroo Jack: Throw me a friggin' bone, here! I have a son! I shall call him... Mini Roo!
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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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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Captain America: Civil War (2016) See more »

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The Lost Coast
Written and Performed by Ivan Rosenberg
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User Reviews

Um.... no
3 February 2003 | by krapfishSee all my reviews

Someone actually wrote down a script for this movie.. they wrote it down and then re-read it trying to improve it. they showed it to other people, they showed it to a film studio and it was actually made into a movie.

Let me re-phrase this so that it impacts you the way that it was supposed to.. some human being made this movie. they came up with the idea of it and put it on paper and actually said to themselves (without laughing) "HEY!!!! THIS IS PRETTY DARN GOOD!!" and other people agreed with him.

im very ashamed of my fellow man.


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