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King of the Jungle (2000)

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Seymour's happy New York existence comes to a tragic end after he witnesses the murder of his mother, a renowned civil rights activist. When he finds a firearm in the home of his best friend, he embarks on a deranged quest for revenge.

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Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Leguizamo ... Seymour
Rosie Perez ... Joanne
Julie Carmen ... Mona
Cliff Gorman ... Jack
Michael Rapaport ... Francis
Marisa Tomei ... Det. Costello
Justin Pierce ... Lil' Mafia
Annabella Sciorra ... Mermaid
Judy Reyes ... Lydia Morreto
Richie Perez Richie Perez ... Pucho
Ian 'Blaze' Kelly Ian 'Blaze' Kelly ... Dead-Eye (as Blaze)
Rafael Nunez Rafael Nunez ... Basketball Kid #1
Malcolm Barrett ... Basketball Kid #2
Raymond Vincente Raymond Vincente ... Colon
Yan Ming Yan Ming ... Fat Ming
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Storyline

Seymour is a mentally challenged young man living in New York. Seymour's happy New York Knicks fan existence comes to a tragic end after he witnesses the assassination of his mother, a renowned civil rights activist. Things go from bad to worse when Seymour locates a firearm in the home of his best friend, Francis. Determined, desperate and deranged, Seymour goes on one man's journey to find his mother's killers and bring them to justice. Written by Anonymous

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He was just a kid in a man's body until his mother's killer made him a man with a gun. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, some violence and drug content
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Details

Official Sites:

Urbanworld Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Король джунглей See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,652, 11 November 2001

Gross USA:

$27,841

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,841
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The second time Seymour fires the pistol over the water, the cocked hammer can be seen as "firing" before the barrel-flash and sound effect. See more »

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Great Job John!
15 October 2002 | by ckjabroniSee all my reviews

This isn't one of the most well written films I have seen in a long time, with some very noticeable flaws and a forgettable ending, but one thing makes this movie worth an 8/10 and its John Leguizamo. To date my favorite performances and the ones I feel were the standard for playing a character who is in some form mentally handicapped were, Leonardo Di'Caprio (the only movie he has actually done anything worth mentioning in to date) in "Whats Eating Gilbert Grape", and Sean Penn in "I AM Sam". Now there is a third to add to this list. John Leguizamo in this film. I almost am willing to say that this tops the other two performances, but it is a close call. Up until this role I had yet to see a decent job done in a movie by Leguizamo, feeling that he was a one trick pony, only knowing how to do comedy. After this film, I won't think that ever again. He puts in a brilliant performance, that stands head and shoulders above this good cast that played with him in this movie, and surpasses a lot of performances for the year. All I can say is he saved this movie from being a total bore, and he definitely did his research! Great performance, and this movie should be watched simply for his performance and how well he nails it!


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