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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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An Adventure 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)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When John Calley took over as Sony chief in 2000, one of his priorities was a " Jumanji " sequel. Despite enlisting the likes of Jonathan Hensleigh and Steve Oederderk, it didn't get off the ground until 2017 See more »

Goofs

In scenes where Alan, Sarah, Judy and Peter were playing the game in the house, none of them hear the monkeys and the lion messing around inside. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Whittle: Do you know what it was like to have witnessed Alan Parrish's murder? Do you think anyone showed up at my 14th birthday party?
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Crazy Credits

SPOILERS: Green flames swirl around to form the opening title, which spirals into a vortex. This is in fact the sequence that occurs when Alan finishes the game near the end. See more »


Soundtracks

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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Traditional 16th century Christmas carol
Also played and sung by guests at the Christmas Party
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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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