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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.

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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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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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Taglines:

Don't talk to the animals... unless they talk to you first! 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jackie Sandler is the waitress at the restaurant. See more »

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Contrary to popular belief, porcupines cannot "shoot" quills. See more »

Quotes

Joe the Lion: Stick to your cozy life because take it from me, you would never make it in the wild.
Griffin Keyes: What did you just say?
Joe the Lion: I'm saying, in the wild, I would never let a rival dictate the outcome of a situation.
Griffin Keyes: "In the wild"? You were born in captivity, Joe. In this very zoo, I bottle-fed you! "In the wild." You've never been in the wild a day in your life. I could walk 25 yards and buy a balloon on a stick. "Wild."
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.172 (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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ZZZkeeper
24 August 2012 | by p-stepienSee all my reviews

Hidden in the concrete jungle is New York Zoo with Griffin Keyes (Kevin James), its zoo-keeper, the heart of the facility. Meanwhile - unbeknownst to the outside world - the zoo is inhabited by talking giraffes, elephants, monkeys, lions and the like. When Keyes former girlfriend Stephanie (Leslie Bibb) threatens to throw him into a depression relapse the animals decide to make a coming out and assist their zoo-keeper with advice in the matters of the heart.

Overly obscene and borderline disgusting littered with senseless jokes spurted out by gibberish animals, "Zookeeper" fails to deliver in one key aspect: making you laugh. Albeit Leslie Bibb and Rosario Dawson do add some flair to the proceedings with their ueber-stereotypical one dimensional characters James lacks enough comedic flair to pull off the lone hero role, while crude animals with moronic lines hardly help his case. Foreseeably James manages to get his girl with the use of animal advice, but the same won't help him draw in any audience.


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