King of the Jungle R

King of the Jungle
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Format:  DVD
item number:  LMT 91892D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 27 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 21, 2002
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Hbo Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: Behind The Scenes
    • Audio Commentary: John Leguizamo - Star, Rosie Perez - Star, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld - Director
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Screenwriting by
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Director of Photography:
Executive Production by , &

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 17


User Ratings: 1,864
Every clichéd cinematic device ... is spread out before the audience like a bad road map. Full Review
Nov 9, 2001
...Leguizamo vanishes heartbreakingly into his role...
Entertainment Weekly
May 31, 2002
Filled less with performance than it is riddled with Oscar clips.
New Times
Nov 15, 2001
Rating: 2/4 -- One of those films that feel drunk on their own virtue.
New York Post
Nov 9, 2001
Rating: 2/5 -- The fact is that given the talent involved, it should have been much better. Full Review
TV Guide
Nov 9, 2001
Meanders with clumsy flashbacks, unexplored characters and relationships and a rushed, unsatisfying conclusion. Full Review
E! Online
Nov 16, 2001
It's more than a little tiresome to see executive producer Leguizamo put himself through the tortured contortions of his character. Full Review
Film Journal International
Dec 9, 2001

Product Description:

A mentally retarded man named Seymour (John Leguizamo) lives in a world of violence. On the basketball court, he is held at razor point and forced to speak perversions. At a rally where his activist mother Mona (Julie Carmen) protests against police brutality, Seymour watches a man bleed to death from a gun shot wound. And his best friend (Michael Rapaport) shows Seymour how to stick up for himself by using a gun. Seymour's dad, Jack (Cliff Gorman) is the kind of man who brings a flask to the bar. He has a cruel habit of telling Seymour he is "a hustler" who pretends to be retarded so he doesn't have to move out of his mother's house. One morning, Mona is shot and killed in her apartment by Lil' Mafia (Justin Pierce), a neighborhood kid and the son of a prostitute-junkie named Mermaid (Annabella Sciorra). Mona's ditzy, pot-head girlfriend (Rosie Perez, the director's wife) joins up with Jack and a cop (Marisa Tomei) to search for Mona's killer. The poignancy of Mona's death comes in a flashback when Mona tells Seymour he can't go outside because "inside it's safe, outside people get shot."


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 68,724
  • UPC: 026359189227
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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