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Welcome to the Jungle (2013)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 8 February 2014 (Japan)
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A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry.

Director:

Rob Meltzer

Writer:

Jeff Kauffmann
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Credited cast:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Storm
Adam Brody ... Chris
Rob Huebel ... Phil
Megan Boone ... Lisa
Kristen Schaal ... Brenda
Dennis Haysbert ... Mr. Palmer
Aaron Takahashi ... Troy
Eric Edelstein ... Jared
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan C. Defendini Juan C. Defendini ... Javier
Zev Glassenberg ... Javier
Tommy Kavelin Tommy Kavelin ... Bob Krayton
Michael J. Morris Michael J. Morris ... Michael
Teeadora Paz ... Stephanie (as Stephanie Lopez)
Robert Peters ... Dale
John Piñero John Piñero ... Buddy the Pilot
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Storyline

Eager to climb the corporate ladder, the nice guy and low-level office drone, Chris, sees his hard work go down the drain when an arrogant and conniving co-worker steals his brilliant idea and lands an important client. Under those circumstances, the tough ex-Marine and determined team-building coach, Storm Rothschild, leads the mismatched office team to a remote tropical island for a mandatory two-day character-building course. However, there, on the secluded haven, whatever can go wrong will go wrong, as ravenous ambition, unpunished rebellion, frail allegiances, and even a ferocious man-eating tiger get in the way of the stranded employees' safe return to civilisation. Does the team have what it takes to survive? Written by Nick Riganas

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Not your typical day at the office. See more »


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Trivia

Storm's character talks about a story about people turning savage in the wilderness and mixes it up and calls it Pinocchio. The actual story he is referring to is called Lord of the Flies. It is a story about a group of boys who get stranded on an island. It is a cautionary tale about how children need discipline and structure in order to remain civilized. See more »

Goofs

The aircraft the team flies out in, N106SW, is a Shorts SD3-30, and by law requires a crew of two to fly at all times. It is illegal to fly it single pilot in this aircraft, even when there are no passengers on board. See more »

Quotes

Storm: [Talking to tiger] Be not afraid, my noble jungle brother.
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Connections

Referenced in The Game: Welcome to the Jungle (2013) See more »

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Better and Better
Written by Jack Kennedy
Performed by Kennedy
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Funny, witty dialog that doesn't get old
28 April 2013 | by mrudyk-1See all my reviews

Saw this movie last night World Premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival. First, let me tell you this festival is great, awesome films and fun fun destination.

The movie chronicles the life of a under-spoken, nerdy kid who strives to be that which is the opposite - assertive, top of the pack leader. At work, he is constantly undermined by a college who takes credit for his work and is the all around a-hole that people love to hate.

On a team building trip, lead by the non other than Jean-Claude Van Damme (hilariously mocking himself and many other things) as the wilderness leader on this isolated island.

Adam Brody does a great job with the funny, quick hitting humor, playing off the over-the-top always funny nemesis played by Rob Huebel.

The thing is, going into this movie and letting yourself be entertained, its a huge success with funny side characters, plays on other movies and books that make you say aha yeah! It does not get to that stupidity point where you might think such a comedy could fall into, and it keeps things clever, while still entertaining greatly in a plot which has all the common points and you can predict where its going to go. Although you may see the underlying basics, you are nevertheless entertained and laughing in your seat. Well done, hope this movie has lots of success.


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Country:

Puerto Rico | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to the Jungle See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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