George of the Jungle

George of the Jungle

Sam Weisman (1997)

U Certificate


Our Score
This engagingly stupid spin on the Tarzan movies, which packs in enough dim-witted slapstick to make even the most sophisticated grown-ups chuckle, took over $100 million at the US box office. Brendan Fraser - who has gone on to play more than just lovable simpletons in The Mummy adventures and The Quiet American - plays George, the human brought up in the jungle by a group of brainy gorillas led by Ape (voiced by the inimitable John Cleese). Unfortunately, their intelligence doesn't seem to have rubbed off on George. The fun slows down a little when George gets whisked back to the States by heiress Leslie Mann, but director Sam Weisman largely stays true to the film's comic-strip origins.


An American heiress on holiday in Africa gets stranded in the wilderness, but is rescued by a primitive man who was raised by apes. When her cruel fiancee takes her back to the States, the besotted king of the jungle follows, but is unprepared for modern living. Comedy based on the TV cartoon series, starring Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church and Richard Roundtree.

Cast & Crew

George Brendan Fraser
Ursula Stanhope Leslie Mann
Lyle Van de Groot Thomas Haden Church
Kwame Richard Roundtree
Max Greg Cruttwell
Thor Abraham Benrubi
Beatrice Stanhope Holland Taylor
Besty Kelly Miller
Arthur Stanhope John Bennett Perry
Ape John Cleese
Director Sam Weisman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UKAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Children's