December 15th, 1995



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When two kids play an old magic board-game they found, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Release Year: 1995

Rating: 6.5/10 (79,656 voted)

Critic's Score: 39/100

Director: Joe Johnston

Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt

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.

Writers: Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor

Robin Williams - Alan Parrish
Jonathan Hyde - Van Pelt / Sam Parrish
Kirsten Dunst - Judy Shepherd
Bradley Pierce - Peter Shepherd
Bonnie Hunt - Sarah Whittle
Bebe Neuwirth - Nora Shepherd
David Alan Grier - Carl Bentley
Patricia Clarkson - Carol Parrish
Adam Hann-Byrd - Young Alan
Laura Bell Bundy - Young Sarah
James Handy - Exterminator
Gillian Barber - Mrs. Thomas
Brandon Obray - Benjamin
Cyrus Thiedeke - Caleb
Gary Joseph Thorup - Billy Jessup

Taglines: Roll the dice and unleash the excitement!

Release Date: 15 December 1995

Filming Locations: British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $262,797,249 (Worldwide) (1996)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Was considered the next major motion picture to further development the CGI concepts used previously in Jurassic Park.

Continuity: When Alan, Judy and Peter are in the car, the mosquito outside cracks the windshield. But after they start the car and park it outside Alan's home, the crack disappears.

Alan Parrish: Do you know what happened to this shoe factory?
Shoe Factory Bum: Yeah, it folded up, like everything else in this town. It's pretty cold out there. How about some coffee?
Alan Parrish: Why would they close Parrish Shoes?
Shoe Factory Bum: Well, when his kid ran away, Sam put everything he had to find him - his time, his money, everything. After a while, he stopped coming to work. He just quit caring. I don't think anybody loved his boy more than Sam did.

User Review

Maybe The Best Ever For Just Pure Entertainment

Rating: 10/10

Among the thousands of films I have viewed, this movie would rank near the top for sheer entertainment. That's not saying it's the best-made or most intelligent or scariest or funniest or features the best effects, etc. etc. But combine all those and you have a film that's tough to beat when you're looking for 100 minutes of escapist fun.

The film features some wild computer-enhanced special effects that were new to its day, but now about 10 years later, it's no big deal. In fact, some of it, such as the lion, look pretty hokey compared to the stuff that's out there now. To me, it was story that was the lure, anyway, not the special effects.

Because it's so much fun, this is one of the fastest-moving films I've ever viewed. The time flies by. It's not to be analyzed or given much thought, because it's so ludicrous. You just go along for the wild ride in this fantasy-adventure and get a bunch of laughs and thrills along the way. That's one of the big attractions of this of film: the excellent combination of adventure and comedy.

Are there annoying things in this movie? Sure. To me, it was Bonnie Hunt's occult beliefs and too many OMGs and the overdone character of the hunter (Jonathan Hyde). Other than that, I loved the film the first I saw it and every time afterward. I've probably viewed this movie as much as any, simply because it was so entertaining.

Robin Williams, David Alan Grier and the two kids, Kristen Dunst and Bradley Pierce, were all great people to watch and share this adventure with.

Now THIS is entertainment!


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