Starring: Brendan Fraser, Thomas Haden Church, John Cleese, Richard Roundtree, Abraham Benrubi, Holland Taylor, Leslie Mann
Director: Sam Weisman
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Family
Release Date: July 16, 1997
Baby George(Brendan Fraser) is displaced from his family during a horrible plane crash and is adopted by a wise ape. Life in the jungle is pretty sweet for George, until, as an adult, our hero meets the lovely Ursula(Leslie Mann). This rollicking, live-action epic swings from comedy to action to adventure to drama to romance with a sharp blend of humor, slapstick, dazzling special effects, social satire and larger-than-life adventures from the jungles of Africa to the jungles of San Fransisco.
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