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Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle

Peter Berg (2003)

99min
15 Certificate
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The Scorpion King star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vies for the 21st-century action-man crown in this lively comedy adventure from Very Bad Things director Peter Berg. Ably filling the void left by muscle men Stallone and Schwarzenegger (there's even an Arnie cameo), the pro-wrestler demonstrates acting prowess to match his physical strength. He plays a Mob "retrievals expert" who's eager to go straight and become a chef. Given the final job of recovering his boss's double-dealing son (the wisecracking Seann William Scott) from the Brazilian jungle, the man who ironically doesn't like to fight soon has a huge battle on his hands. With its exciting set pieces and quick-hit humour, the frenetically paced film delivers everything you'd expect from a high-octane action yarn. Though token female Rosario Dawson is criminally underused, few viewers are likely to complain, especially with rent-a-psycho Christopher Walken providing such value for money as an unhinged, gold-mining despot.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

Beck Dwayne Johnson
Travis Seann William Scott
Mariana Rosario Dawson
Hatcher Christopher Walken
Declan Ewen Bremner
Harvey Jonathan Gries
Walker William Lucking
Manito Ernie Reyes Jr
Swenson Stuart Wilson (2)
Man in bar Arnold Schwarzenegger
Director Peter Berg
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia TriStar Guidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 26 Mar 2004

Comedy Drama

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