Kangaroo Jack

January 17th, 2003


Kangaroo Jack

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Still of Jerry O'Connell in Kangaroo JackStill of Jerry O'Connell, Estella Warren and Anthony Anderson in Kangaroo JackJane Seymour at event of Kangaroo JackStill of Jerry O'Connell and Anthony Anderson in Kangaroo JackStill of Jerry O'Connell and Anthony Anderson in Kangaroo JackStill of Anthony Anderson in Kangaroo Jack

Two childhood friends, a New York hairstylist and a would-be musician, get caught up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go haywire when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 4.1/10 (13,146 voted)

Critic's Score: 16/100

Director: David McNally

Stars: Anthony Anderson, Jerry O'Connell, Estella Warren

A comedy that follows the misadventures of two friends from Brooklyn who are forced to deliver mob money to Australia. While taking pictures of a kangaroo, one of them places his red jacket on it. When the wild kangaroo bounces off, they realize the mob money is in the jacket and are forced to give chase through the Outback.

Writers: Steve Bing, Barry O'Brien

Jerry O'Connell - Charlie Carbone
Anthony Anderson - Louis Booker
Estella Warren - Jessie
Christopher Walken - Salvatore 'Sal' Maggio
Marton Csokas - Mr. Smith
Dyan Cannon - Anna Carbone
Michael Shannon - Frankie Lombardo
Bill Hunter - Blue
David Ngoombujarra - Sr. Sgt. 'Mr. Jimmy' Inkamala, Australian Police
Marco Sellitto - Blasta (as Mark Sellitto)
Damien Fotiou - Baby J
Christopher Baker - Crumble
Ryan Gibson - Hoon
Denise Roberts - Tansy
Antonio Vitiello - Toot

Taglines: He stole the money... and he's not giving it back.


Official Website: Warner Bros [France] | Warner Bros. |

Release Date: 17 January 2003

Filming Locations: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Box Office Details

Budget: $60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $21,895,483 (USA) (19 January 2003) (2818 Screens)

Gross: $66,734,992 (USA) (26 May 2003)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer added a scene where the title kangaroo talks after seeing the success of the Disney release Snow Dogs, which used a similar plot device.

Factual errors: The propeller was clearly still spinning when the aircraft crash-landed with no undercarriage causing it to touch the ground before the rest of the aircraft. Consequently, its blades should either have been smashed off if it were wood or bent back to point at the tail if they were made of metal. Instead, they are shown virtually untouched as it lies in the desert.

Louis: [hugging Charlie] We're having a very intimate, non-gay moment.

User Review

Silly and Funny..But Very Well Put Together..

Rating: 7/10

I am very hard on Movies and will admit that this is a Silly kind of movie but it was easy to follow and was in all honesty, very, very funny. Better than most Adam Sandler movies and minus all the language and sexual content that Sandler and others seem to sneak into movies they try and sell to "kids". This is a typical O'Connell role and he plays it well. Estella Warren spices it up and keeps her integrity as an actress in check. She looks good no matter what she does anyway but the movie does not lower her standards at all. It is a great movie for the adults to laugh with and the kids in the theatre were having a blast. Plus, anytime Movie Critics trash a film, the odds are it will be a weekend Number #1 movie and you will like it. It did $18 million on the open and will clear $40 mil easily. Not bad for the budget it was made with. Good Job Bruck... 6 stars out of 10....

Have a great time and don't be to picky or critical. It is a movie about a Kangaroo after all!!


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