• George of the Jungle (1997)

George of the Jungle

Release Date: July 16th, 1997

DVD Release Date: December 12th, 2000

PG |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

George (Brendan Fraser) has raised himself since since he was a baby and a plane crash stranded him in an African jungle. Now an adult, George has his first human contact in years when he rescues explorer Ursula Stanhope (Leslie Mann) from a lion. George and Ursula connect, and she leaves her fiancé, Lyle (Thomas Haden Church), and takes George back to San Francisco. But when George learns that his gorilla buddy has been captured, he and Ursula return on a rescue mission.

Cast: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Richard Roundtree, John Cleese, Greg Cruttwell, Abraham Benrubi, Holland Taylor

Director: Sam Weisman

Genres: Romantic comedy , Children

Production Co: Mandeville Films, Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Amusing, Suspenseful, Heartwarming, Sacrifice, Friendship, 1990s, Rescue, Quest, 1970s, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A movie that is sort of funny some of the time and then occasionally hilarious. show more

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Possesses both an edge and a sense of self-mocking that's unusual for any feature, live or animated. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    One of the most witty, entertaining family films to come out in some time. show more

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