George of the JungleJuly 16, 1997
George grows up in the jungle raised by apes. Based on the Cartoon series.
Release Year: 1997
Rating: 5.3/10 (28,151 voted)
Critic's Score: 53/100
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church
Baby George got into a plane crash in a jungle, stayed alive and was adopted by a wise ape. Ursula Stanhope, US noble woman is saved from death on safari by grown-up George, and he takes her to jungle to live with him. He slowly learns a rules of human relationships, while Ursula's lover Lyle is looking for her and the one who took her. After they are found, Ursula takes George to the USA.
Writers: Jay Ward, Dana Olsen
George of the Jungle
Thomas Haden Church
Lyle van de Groot
An Ape Named 'Ape'
Kwame, Traveling Sidekick
Max, van de Groot's Sidekick Thug
Thor, van de Groot's Sidekick Thug
Beatrice Stanhope, Ursula's Mom
John Bennett Perry
Arthur Stanhope, Ursula's Dad
Lydell M. Cheshier
(as Lydell Cheshier)
Male Guest at Party
Release Date: 16 July 1997
Filming Locations: 755 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $22,878,989
(20 July 1997)
Did You Know?
When Ursula "very quickly" tells her parents of her jungle exploits, she is actually saying "So anyway I went to the jungle, and I wanted to get away before I got married, and Lyle showed up and nobody got along with Lyle, he was a big pain in the ass, and anyway, so he, he went off into the jungle by himself, and I, you know, I had to follow him. And a jungle man comes swinging through on a vine, just swinging through, and, and he, and then we, hit something, and I don't know what happened. The next thing I know I wake up [inaudible] And then Lyle shot him!"
Crew or equipment visible:
When Lyle and Ursula are going down the rapids you can see a kayak waiting below.
Deep in the heart of Africa is a place no man has ever entered. The place that belongs to the lion, the elephant and the ape. A place known as the Bukuvu. Travellers flying overhead can only glimpse at its many marvels, its sparkling rivers, its lush veldts, its billowy cloud formations and its hidden mountains. Never fear, my friends. All was not lost. Scraped and boo-booed, they searched high and low, but they never recovered their most precious cargo.
It's so stupid, it's hilarious!
Thumbs up to the director and the stars of George of the Jungle. They have
made one of the funniest children's films that you will ever see. You know
that they had a great time making it because it's clearly evident on the
George of the Jungle is simply just a Tarzan parody. (Ape-man meets girl,
falls for girl, leaves for city, returns to jungle). But the predictable
plot doesn't destroy the performances and the movie is peppered with some
laugh out loud jokes.
Of course the special effects are impressive – a talking ape, an elephant
that thinks he's a dog – but it's the humans that steal the show. Fraser is
fantastic as George – he is one of the most talented actors out there at the
moment – though this film doesn't test his range much, he shows a nice comic
flair. Mann is a lovable foil for our hero, though her squeaky voice is at
times too cute. None of the other characters disappoint. Both Mann's parents
are great in supporting roles and Lyle as Mann's nasty fiance is
Kids will love this. Adults, I think will find a lot to enjoy in it also,
but don't bring along any cynics. They'll miss out on all the