PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Matilda (1978) was an earlier American movie about an Australian boxing kangaroo and was made about twenty five years before the US-Australian co-production Kangaroo Jack (2003) which was also about an Australian boxing kangaroo. As such, Kangaroo Jack (2003) premiered in the 25th Anniversary year of Matilda (1978).
Louis, what are you eating?
Louis Booker: I picked a bunch of berries when we were at camp, man. Jessie said they were cool. They smell like a bowl of Fruity Pebbles right before you add the milk. Go on. Take a whiff.
Charlie Carbone: No, thank you.
Louis Booker: Okay.
Charlie Carbone: Give me some of those ...
When confronted by dingos, the shadows of Charlie and Louis are to the right in the ground level shot, yet the immediately following aerial shot shows the shadows pointing in the exactly opposite direction.
During the Jerry Bruckheimer Films logo at the beginning of the movie, you can briefly see two kangaroos crossing the street.
When aired on Nickelodeon, the part where Charlie putting his hand on Jessie's breast during his mirage daze was cut out. So instead, it showed Charlie about to reach out before being hit in the head with the water canister by Jessie. Also, the part where Blue says "Never should have left the pub!" was edited out.
$21,895,483 (USA) (19 January 2003)