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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 ... 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.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer added a scene where the title kangaroo talks after seeing the success of the Disney release Snow Dogs (2002), which used a similar plot device. See more »

Goofs

Just before Charlie and Louis hit Kangaroo Jack the jeep's shadow shows that the sun is low in the sky on the left. After they hit the kangaroo, the sun is on the right. Just after the Kangaroo wakes up and jumps off the jeep, the sun is back on the left again. See more »

Quotes

Louis Booker: See, what happened was we put the money in the jacket and then the jacket on the...
Mr. Smith: Wrong answer! Your friend told us the yarn about the kangaroo. Mate, I've hope for your sake you were stupid enough to hide that money in them saddle bags.
Charlie Carbone: You gotta believe us!
Mr. Smith: [Sticks a knife at Charlie's throat] No, you gotta believe me. If it ain't there, I'm gonna carve you up piece by piece.
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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 »

Connections

References Free Willy (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

2 Way
Written by James Brown & Rob Base (as Robert Ginyard)
Performed by Romeo Miller (as Lil' Romeo) (featuring Master P)
Courtesy of No Limit Records/Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Think About It"
Performed by Lyn Collins
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Deplorable
1 January 2003 | by KitrichSee all my reviews

After watching the final cut of Kangaroo Jack, I emplore each and every film fan in the world to stay home and avoid this 90 minutes of torture. The 'comedy' and I use that word very loosely, follows the adventures of two friends who misplace a bag of money with a kangaroo. Naturally hilarity ensues. This film reminds me of the Holocaust. 0(zero) stars out of 5.


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