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Zookeeper (2011)

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A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zookeeper find love, without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.

Director:

Frank Coraci

Writers:

Nick Bakay (screenplay), Rock Reuben (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin James ... Griffin Keyes
Rosario Dawson ... Kate
Leslie Bibb ... Stephanie
Ken Jeong ... Venom
Donnie Wahlberg ... Shane
Joe Rogan ... Gale
Nat Faxon ... Dave
Steffiana De La Cruz ... Robin
Nick Bakay ... Franky
Jackie Sandler ... TGIF Waitress
Nicholas Turturro ... Manny (as Nick Turturro)
Thomas Gottschalk ... Jurgen
Brandon Keener ... Nimer
Robin Bakay Robin Bakay ... Rebecca
Gary Valentine ... Pizza Guy
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Storyline

A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zookeeper find love, without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.

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Welcome to his jungle. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

MGM | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El guardián del zoológico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,065,617, 10 July 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,360,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,852,759
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie takes place at the Franklin Park Zoo, which is in Massachusetts. In the state of Massachusetts, there is a law prohibiting gorilla's of any kind from riding in the front seat of a vehicle. Bernie is seen driving as a passenger in the van, violating this law. See more »

Goofs

As Griffin Keyes hits the two swans, he is shown hitting them twice and breaking them twice. See more »

Quotes

Bernie the Gorilla: I didn't do it, you know.
Griffin Keyes: I'm sorry?
Bernie the Gorilla: I didn't attack him.
Griffin Keyes: Oh, yeah, he says you did though.
Bernie the Gorilla: He's a liar, okay? He never treats us with any respect. To get us to move, he prods us with a long stick with a nail in the end of it. One day, I guess I wasn't walking fast as he wanted me to, so he swung the stick at me, but I caught it, and he slipped and fell. He told everyone I attacked him.
Griffin Keyes: Wow, I never knew any of that.
Bernie the Gorilla: And my only mistake was assuming he would tell the truth. I guess that's what ...
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Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Philly Taze Fan (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
Written by Jim Steinman
Performed by Meat Loaf
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Much better movie then a lot of reviewers give it credit...
29 December 2011 | by aslan-937-283764See all my reviews

After reading some of the unfair reviews this film has received I felt compelled to add my two cents. Yes it's a formula film, yes we've all seen it before, yes you can see the plot coming a mile away.

Honestly, I expected to hate this film... I'm not a big fan of the lead and I normally do not like these types of films, but 30 minutes in I was won over (maybe it was all the animals). This is a light-hearted family film and should be taken for what it is. If you have kids, they will absolutely love it.

The big name actors voicing the animals was a pleasant surprise and the animal animation and "acting" was very believable.

A very enjoyable film.


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