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Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

Tim Allen , Martin Short , John Pasquin , Tony Pierce-Roberts  |  PG |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 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: 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: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000068QPM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,219 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jungle 2 Jungle" on IMDb

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Successful commodities trader Michael Cromwell is engaged to marry Charlotte, but first he must finalize his divorce from his estranged wife, Dr. Patricia Cromwell. Leaving everything behind, Michael travels deep into the Amazon jungle where Patricia has been living since she left him, and gets the surprise of his life when he discovers that he has a 13-year-old son, Mimi-Siku who has been raised among tribesmen. When Michael inadvertently agrees to bring Mimi to visit his own jungle -- New York City, cultures collide and the boy wreaks havoc on his father's life. For the jungle setting, the film's producers selected a remote area near Canaima, Venezuela, experiencing all sorts of problems trying to make a film in a rain forest. In New York, sequences were filmed throughout the city and in suburban Pound Ridge and the Playland amusement park in Rye.

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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
"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
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 old movies that I love. September 12, 2013
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tim is great February 16, 2000
By Zane
Format:VHS Tape
You can't go wrong with a Tim Allen movie. The supporting cast was also good; especially Sam Huntington as his son, Mimi-Siku.
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
It's a great classic movie. I often buy copies for friends as gifts. Did I mention my Son is in the movie?
Published 6 days ago by Frank Galasso
1.0 out of 5 stars Movie froze
Couldn't watch it! Kept freezing up, love the movie but streaming wasn't working. Wish I could have watched it tho
Published 11 days ago by Alyssa Longwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Funnnnny
Excellent movie! Would recommend it to almost everyone, any age. Tim Allen is very funny in this movie. Highly recommended!
Published 12 days ago by Lillian M. Ohnleiter
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny
This movie gives a view of how a child would see a strange new place without realization that some things are "not acceptable" or we are so restricted in our lives in... Read more
Published 14 days ago by missjulespace
5.0 out of 5 stars Contrast between NYC Jungle and South American Jungle
I love this movie about the contrasts of life in the South American jungle and the jungle called New York City. It is a very entertaining movie.
Published 16 days ago by Janice C
5.0 out of 5 stars Ageless Awesomeness
No matter how many years that pass, this movie will always be a favorite of mine. It reminds me of a time when movie directors actually cared about plot, and humor. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Writ3r
5.0 out of 5 stars Beutiful
This was a great movie. Good actors great story and very funny. Anyone wanting a good comedy should watch this.
Published 1 month ago by sharkzord45
5.0 out of 5 stars Great family movie.
The rain was coming down in buckets(rare for socal).My 82 year old Aunt was visiting and I was babysitting 3 grand children ages 5,7,10.What to do to keep everyone busy inside? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Leslie T
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie
this is one of our favorite family movies. Tim Allen still makes me laugh even though I've seen it 50 times
Published 1 month ago by Nina Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Another One I Loved As A Kid !!!
I watched this with my kids they really really really love it I hope everyone can share this together be blessed!!!
Published 1 month ago by GODCHILD
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