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Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

Tim Allen , Martin Short , John Pasquin , Tony Pierce-Roberts  |  PG |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tim Allen, Martin Short, JoBeth Williams, Lolita Davidovich, Sam Huntington
  • Directors: John Pasquin, Tony Pierce-Roberts
  • Writers: Herve Palud, Thierry Lhermitte, Igor Aptekman, Philippe Bruneau, Bruce A. Evans
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Surround)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 8, 2002
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000068QPM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,401 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jungle 2 Jungle" on IMDb

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America's favorite entertainer, Tim Allen, is at it again as commodities broker Michael Cromwell, king of the Wall Street jungle. With money, power, and an engagement to a beautiful fashion designer, he has it all. But when Michael travels to the Amazon to finalize the divorce from his first wife -- a jungle doctor -- she reveals that he also has a blowdart-shooting, giant-spider-carrying, 13-year-old son, Mimi-Siku. Cultures clash when Mimi is entrusted by his tribal chief to bring back fire from the Statue of Liberty. Back home in New York, Michael must somehow convince Mimi that pets are not for eating and it's not nice to chase people with your killer spider. But when Michael's partner (Martin Short) crosses a Russian mob boss in a coffee bean deal, Mimi and Michael must use all their jungle skills in a hysterical father/son rescue. Now you can bring home the hilarious new hit comedy adventure from the studio that brought you HOME IMPROVEMENT and the box office smash THE SANTA CLAUSE.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:VHS Tape
Comedians Tim Allen & Martin Short along with newcomer Sam Huntington star in the hilarious Disney re-make of 'Little Indian, Big City.' In this version Allen portrays workoholic Michael Cromwell, a business minded man who travels to the Amazon in order to have the last divorce papers signed by his ex-wife, Patrica. Patrica left Michael 13 years ago pregnant with their son & unluckily for Michael his trip to the rain forest also scores him a meeting with his now 13 year old son, Mimi Siku (Huntington.)
Michael is forced to take Mimi to his home, in New York, in order for Mimi to complete a task given to him by the tribal leader. The task being to bring back fire from the Statue of Liberty. But Michael has to much of a busy schedule, in spending time with his fashion designer fiancee, planning the wedding, & finding a buyer for 5 tons of coffee beans, to spend time with Mimi. But Mimi's jungle instincts make it hard to keep him cooped up.
Also starring future teen idol LeeLee Sobieski, Jobeth Williams, Valerie Mahaffey, & Lolite Davidovich. This film is great when you need cheering up.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent movie for the whole family March 19, 2000
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Tim Allen, Martin Short and others shine in "Jungle 2 Jungle", one of the greatest Disney family films ever. The story is enjoyable, the scenery is great, the acting is top-notch, and overall, the film is hilarious. The whole family will enjoy this movie. Can't wait for a DVD release.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great movie...troubling DVD January 26, 2003
By A Customer
Format:DVD
"Jungle 2 Jungle" is a highly underrated comedy starring Tim Allen. It's a feel good family film and it's also very funny.
Disney's DVD treatment of this personal favorite is a huge disappointment though. For starters, the packaging says "1.33:1 Fullscreen." Well, it's NOT. It's actually in 1.85:1 widescreen...which would be GREAT, but it's non-anamorphic. (Disney seems to be the ONLY studio still putting out non-enhanced letterbox transfers). The packaging also lists the wrong running time, and the film seems to have been put on two layers but still occupy under 5 GB.
The video transfer could be better, but it's the audio portion that loses serious points. You see, even though this film was released in theaters with a Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track, the DVD only contains a Dolby 2.0 Surround audio track. Most unfortunate, as the film has a very nice 5.1 Dolby Digital track on the anamorphic-but-PAL Region 4 (Australia) DVD, even the laserdisc did.
And of course most troubling is the lack of extra features. While I would have been shocked at a Tim Allen/John Pasquin commentary, including the very cool trailer wouldn't have killed them. Nope, not even a trailer is here to be found, and there is some really good making-of material available on this film - location footage, interviews with the cast and crew, B-Roll Footage. Disney included it on their CD-ROM presskit, but nothing is here on the DVD.
Very unfortunate that I waited nearly six years for this to come to DVD, and this is the best Disney could do. If it wasn't such an enjoyable film, it'd have gotten even less points. But, at least it's widescreen, despite the packaging and Disney's site info. Shame that they couldn't have put even a little bit of effort into making this DVD nice.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jungle to unbelievable April 8, 2003
Format:DVD
Jungle to Jungle is a modern version of Little Indian Big City. (see my review). Although this film is funnier, better acted(Tim Allen rocks!), and more entertaining, I didn't feel the boy(Sam Hungington) that played Mimi was born in the jungle at all. Don't get me wrong, he is a wonderful actor and the girls will love his bod, although he did a great job he didn't come across on film as believable. In Little Indian Big City the boy was believable. Sam Huntington spoke as well as a Harvard lawyer and jungle boys don't speak that well since they told us straight out that he couldn't read.
This film takes place in New York City. Little Indian Big City takes place in Paris. Mimi climbs the Statue of Liberty, pins the neighbors pigeon against the wall, cooks his dad's friends prize fish and yes, gets the girl.
The weird thing about this film I think: A half naked boy walks down the street in New York and nothin happens to him? Unbelievable.
I liked the film because of Tim Allen and Sam Huntington. Allen is funny and Huntington is, well.. see the film. You will like it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable! August 18, 1999
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I thought that Jungle 2 Jungle was an awesome and enjoyable movie! I think that it is good for all ages; not just children! Pretty much everyone in the movie was great in their character. This movie had some good filming, and cute scenes. The fact that Sam Huntington played Mimi-Siku was even better! He is one good actor! I think that the movie was cute, and I would see it again!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated February 20, 2003
Format:DVD
I wanted to say first off, that this truly is a great comedy, a great family comedy. And yes, it is possibly Tim Allen's best. But to those who say you shouldn't buy this DVD of it, simply because of no extras, and the lack of an enhancement for widescreen, I say forget it. Buy it. It doesn't look bad. Possibly a little bit reddish at times, but that could be what the director wanted in the first place.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars old movies that I love. September 12, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Well I seen this movie before, when I was a little girl I would watch it over and over again cause I liked it so much. This movie is really good and has a few hilarious parts but I like the actors they are different other movies I seen and I love it, they make those movies come to life with their acting. people should watch this movie, Im also thinking about watching fly away home again. that is a good movie as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless movie
This is a must see family movie. So hilarious. Tim Allen and young Sam Huntington are amazing in this film.
Published 18 days ago by Ahmed M.
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of my son's favorite movies. We actually downloaded it...
This is one of my son's favorite movies. We actually downloaded it while we were in NY for his B-Day. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Jaimee-lynn C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Jungle 2 Jungle--timeless, fun and dear.
A remarkable "coming of age" tale--watch it to see just WHO matures--father or son. Tim Allen is perfect and Martin Short does very well in an commonly buttoned-up role!
Published 24 days ago by VB
1.0 out of 5 stars Jews Smells.
Jew Jew Jew smell and runnin Hollywood Cats.
Published 1 month ago by Will Moffett
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Very funny. Should be more well known. Great kid movie
Published 1 month ago by Bobbi Moody
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie
Just good clean fun that will make you laugh!
Published 1 month ago by JL
5.0 out of 5 stars I have already recommended it to friends & loaned it to 3 others
I have already recommended it to friends & loaned it to 3 others. Tim Allen is always great & the actor playing his son is also.
Published 1 month ago by Michele Stegh
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
thanks
Published 1 month ago by linda j
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Film...
I've seen worse Tim Allen films. And while this one isn't in the same category as the "Toy Story" trilogy, it still holds up. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Philip Scholz
5.0 out of 5 stars Jungle to Jungle
This movie is a trip, a very funny trip.
this movie has something for the whole family. It is my favorite comedy. I love the story and all the players.
Published 2 months ago by georgia harris
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