Kangaroo Jack

Kangaroo Jack

David McNally (2003)

85min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer focuses on family audiences with this boisterous and likeable action feature. While too lightweight for most adults, its slapdash mixture of cheeky humour, speedily shot chase sequences and dim-witted monkey business should hold the attention of youngsters. Surprisingly, Liz Hurley's erstwhile boyfriend Steve Bing co-wrote the story and screenplay, in which hapless friends Jerry O'Connell and Anthony Anderson are dispatched to Australia by O'Connell's mobster stepfather (Christopher Walken) to deliver $50,000 to a shady associate. When a wild kangaroo runs off with the cash, the pals set off across the outback in pursuit, assisted by wildlife conservationist Estella Warren. Though Warren adds little more than tight T-shirt titillation and Walken's so stereotyped he's almost boring to watch, it's O'Connell and Anderson's spirited banter that carries the film. As for the eponymous marsupial, this semi-CGI creation pops up so infrequently you almost feel cheated.

Summary

Two hapless Americans get caught up in the machinations of the Mob, and are forced to deliver a cash-stuffed envelope to a mysterious Mr Smith in a far corner of Australia - but a wily kangaroo bounds off with the money, leaving the friends desperate to retrieve it before the gangsters catch up with them. Comedy, starring Jerry O'Connell, Christopher Walken, Anthony Anderson and Estella Warren.

Cast & Crew

Charlie Carbone Jerry O'Connell
Louis Fucci Anthony Anderson
Jessie Estella Warren
Frankie the Vermin Michael Shannon
Sal Christopher Walken
Blue Bill Hunter
Mr Smith Marton Csokas
Mr Jimmy David Ngoombujarra
Director David McNally
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Edited for violence and language.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 16 May 2003
Comedy