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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, crude humor, sensuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Canguro Jack See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,895,483, 19 January 2003, Wide Release

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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Trivia

Leonardo DiCaprio were considered for the role of Charlie Carbone. See more »

Goofs

When chasing Kangaroo Jack in the aircraft, Louis cocks the dart gun twice See more »

Quotes

[Louis keeps driving into termite mounds]
Charlie Carbone: Be careful, Louis! You almost missed one!
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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

Referenced in Scrubs: My Self-Examination (2004) See more »

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Superman (Theme)
Written and Performed by John Williams
Courtesy of Warner Bros.
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Good movie if you enjoy throwing up
15 July 2003 | by NoArrowSee all my reviews

Unfortunately, I was babysitting my young cousins, and I wanted to watch a movie because there was nothing else to do. I searched through the titles and found "Clock Stoppers", "Fools Rush In" and "Kangaroo Jack". I decided to watch "Kangaroo Jack", mostly because I hate teen movies and romantic comedies. Guess what? I now hate movies about talking CGI animals.

I have to admit, the first few minutes were okay. Bruckheimer seemed to want to put in a few of his trademark "chase scenes", which caused a little entertainment. Also, Christopher Walken appeared, so I was content.

It started going down hill (well, further down hill) when one of the characters has a dream sequence about talking kangaroos. After that, the 'quality' of the movie became so bad that I didn't know whether the whole thing was still a dream sequence, or whether I was dreaming - it made that much sense (incidentally, I had my first sip of beer that night, so I made have been unexpectedly drunk, though I doubt it).

Anyway, terrible, unfunny movie, 3/10.


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