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.|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.|For young Sam Huntington, the most memorable aspect of filming in the jungles of Venezuela was his opportunity to act with Myteka, a Goliath bird-eating spider. Every precaution was taken to safeguard the actor, including capping the spider's fangs so it couldn't bite.|The movie is a remake of the 1994 French film UN INDIEN DANS LA VILLE, better known in the U.S. as LITTLE INDIAN, BIG CITY.|A remote tropical setting was needed for filming. The search for the ideal rain forest location involved covering 20,000 miles over 15 days of searching, from Brazil to Costa Rica and Jamaica before the filmmakers decided on Canaima, Venezuela.