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  • Actors: Rosario Dawson, Cliff Gorman, John Leguizamo, Julie Carmen, Justin Pierce
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 4.0), Spanish (Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000065AZE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,253 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "King of the Jungle" on IMDb

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Seymour is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a neighborhood punk. Now the man must overcome the child within as he rises up to fight for some kind of justice. It's a fight that will take him out into the streets where there are few friends and many enemies - and one of them is a killer who wants him silenced.

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Seymour is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a neighborhood punk. Now Seymour must overcome the child within as he rises up to fight for some kind of justice. It's a fight that will take him out into the streets where there are few friends and many enemies-and one of them is a killer who wants him silenced.

Customer Reviews

Some of it was hard to watch but, I really loved this movie.
Brandi Gaenzle
A movie I can watch over and over , John Leguizano really went above and beyond as Seymor!!
Roaming1978
It's tight, moves fast, and introduces some unique and interesting characters.
Linda Linguvic

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Flesner on December 20, 2002
Format: DVD
I can't think of any other actor who could have played John Leguizamo's character in King of the Jungle; Leguizamo is brilliant yet again. He plays a 25 year old mentally challenged man, Seymour, who lives with his lesbian mother and loves to play basketball. After his mother is murdered, he struggles to find the killer... It's a great story, and I have gained even more respect for Leguizamo... It's great to see him in a small budget made for HBO film. It just proves that he acts for the joy of acting, not money. If you like John Leguizamo or great plots and great acting, this movie is for you. He definitely plays the part well; I felt sorry for Seymour.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Linda Linguvic HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on May 3, 2003
Format: DVD
This 2001 film stars John Leguisamo as Seymour, a mentally challenged young man on the tough streets of New York. He has the mind of a five year old, and yearns to be accepted. His mother, Julie Carmen, a civil rights activist, babies her son and tries to protect him. His divorced father, Cliff Gorman, tries to deny that anything is wrong with his son. Rosie Perez, his mother's lover, tries to help him. And so does a friend, Jeff Rappaport, who tries to teach him to fight and see himself as "king of the jungle."
Seymour's troubled world is shattered when his mother is murdered. That's when everything seems to spin out of control. The story pulled me in and kept me there because I wanted to see how it would all play out. Marisa Tomei plays a small role as a tough detective. And Annabella Sciorra plays the murderer's mother. It's a fine cast and they all do a good job.
I liked the film. It's tight, moves fast, and introduces some unique and interesting characters. And John Leguisamo shines in a difficult role. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By juan bobo on April 26, 2002
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I saw this film at Vistas film festival in 2000(?), and I was knocked out by it.
I expected it to be released and do fairly well commercially , but I never heard another word about it.
I 've been looking for it ever since then.
John Lequizamo is brilliant- absolutely riveting- as a mentally challenged kid living in a tough neighborhood.
There are other strong performances including Rosie Perez in a different kind of role than one might expect and Cliff Gorman who starred in the Broadway production of "Lenny".
I'm so glad this movie is finally available. GET IT!
Update: The DVD has now been released. It includes audio commentary with John Lequizamo, Rosie Perez and director Seth Zvi Rosenfeld. All of these artists grew up in the same kind of neighborhood where this movie is set. Perhaps that's why this film feels so real.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DaveTheRed on October 22, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
this movie is great. it conveys the feel of new york city's streets with an excellent 'urban' cast including rosie perez and michael rappaport. john leguizamo has turned out to be an excellent actor as well.
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The main storyline of the film is only so-so, but the setting and context is fascinating. The two main women are activists in New York's famous movement against police brutality and have to deal with some very intense and realistic twists. For example, what would you do if you were leading a rally against genuine police brutality and the surviving parent of a victim of a police shooting looses it and shoots a cop "guarding" the rally?

I thought Rosie Perez did a good job as the girlfriend who isn't totally into the struggle, but has to rise to the occasion when tragedy strikes.

The storyline of the father who doesn't accept his mentally disabled son's limitations is Okay, although not that believable to me.
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By D. Marshall on November 27, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I don't know, I was expecting a little more from this movie. I like Seth Rosenfeld, and I thought that he would've taken this film to a better place. His movies always has good actors. Although, at times it seems he doesn't know what to do with them. The story is interesting, but the overall product could've been better. To me, it seemed as if it were rushed. You never know that could've been the case. Either way, I will always support Seth Rosenfeld. He's got a gift. I can't wait to see more from him--he's growing.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Vincent Yeh on August 7, 2004
Format: DVD
We finally have the cinematic J.D. Salinger: director Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, who presents urban Darwinism through a mental handicap and his parents who hope to find social justice or art, in a city of Survival of the Fittest. Survival of the Fittest soon turns out to be Survival of the Cruelest, and the random violence against the weak stands in stark contrast with Seymour's final outburst of violence against the world that he does not understand. Like Salinger's stories, the movie isn't for everyone. You get it or you don't. There is no grandeur, no pretty people. There's not even a hint of big city glamor--only 'jungle' as far as the eye can see. John Lequizamo's performance is historic.
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