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Jumanji (1995)

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

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Storyline

After being trapped in a jungle board game for 26 years, a Man-Child wins his release from the game. But, no sooner has he arrived that he is forced to play again, and this time sets the creatures of the jungle loose on the city. Now it is up to him to stop them. Written by Joshua Davis <xtnb64a@prodigy.com>

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A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for menacing fantasy action and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$100,475,249

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$262,797,249
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(Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (Dolby 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)| (5.1 Surround Sound) (L-R)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Joseph Thorup (who played the bully Billy Jessup) had only other acting credit: on Law & Order: Wannabe (1995), in which he ironically plays a bullying victim. See more »

Goofs

When the aunt flags down Carl to ask for a ride home, he's wearing his seat belt. When the vine attacks him and he has to jump out of the car, he does so without reaching over to unbuckle his seat belt. See more »

Quotes

Judy Shepherd: [tries to roll the dice, but the game board doesn't recognize it] Alan, it's not working.
Alan Parrish: [inspects the game board] Oh, no. It's not your turn.
Judy Shepherd: Yeah, I rolled first and then Peter twice because he got doubles. Now it's my turn again.
Alan Parrish: No, look. Two of these pieces are yours, right? What about the other pieces?
[spots his old game piece]
Alan Parrish: The elephant was mine. You're playing the game I started in 1969. I'm going to have to play.
[Judy offers the dice to him]
Alan Parrish: It's not my turn.
Judy Shepherd: Whose turn is it?
Alan Parrish: Sarah ...
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the closing credits, Jumanji's drums can be heard beating. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle (Theme from Gilligan's Island)
(1964)
Written by Sherwood Schwartz and George Wyle
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User Reviews

 
Dangerous Boarding Game
19 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

In Bradford, New Hampshire, in 1969, the bullied boy Alan Parrish overhears drumbeats and finds a boarding game called "Jumanji" that was buried one hundred years ago by two boys in the real estate of Alan's father Sam Parrish (Jonathan Hyde). Alan plays the game with his sweetheart Sarah Whittle and vanishes while Sarah flees from bats that have arrived in his mansion.

In the present days, in 1995, Nora Shepherd (Bebe Neuwirth) moves to the abandoned house that belonged to Sam Parrish with her orphan niece Judy Shepherd (Kirsten Dunst) and nephew Peter Shepherd (Bradley Pierce) that lost their parents in a car accident in Canada. They hear the drumbeats, find the Jumanji and decide to play the boarding game. They bring giant mosquitoes, monkeys, a lion and Alan Parrish (Robin Williams) back home twenty-six years older. Soon they discover that they need to finish the game to restore everything the way they were. But the game is too dangerous and brings different threats to them and to Bradford while they play.

"Jumanji" is a delightful adventure and family entertainment from the 90's. The story is original and the special effects are still great after twenty years. It is so good to see Robin Williams again and curious to recall Kirsten Dunst still a girl. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Jumanji"


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