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King of the Jungle
King of the Jungle
Actors: Cliff Gorman, John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez, Julie Carmen, Michael Rapaport
Director: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2002     1hr 27min

SEYMOUR IS A YOUNG MAN WITH THE MIND OF A CHILD. ALL LIFE'S SIMPLE PLEASURES ARE TORN FROM HIM WHEN A NEIGHBORHOOD PUNK GUNS DOWN HIS MOTHER. NOW THE MAN MUST OVERCOME THE CHILD WITHIN AS HE HEADS INTO THE STREETS IN SEARC...  more »
     
     
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Actors: Cliff Gorman, John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez, Julie Carmen, Michael Rapaport
Director: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Creators: John Leguizamo, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Bob Potter, Christopher James, Hans Zimmer, Jay Rifkin, Robin O'Hara
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/21/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Spectacular!
Andy | 12/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't think of any other actor who could have played John Leguizamo's character in King of the Jungle; Leguizamo is brilliant yet again. He plays a 25 year old 'retarded' man, Seymour, who lives with his lesbian mother and loves to play basketball. After his mother is murdered, he struggles to find the killer... It's a great story, and I have gained even more respect for Leguizamo... It's great to see him in a small budget made for HBO film. It just proves that he acts for the joy of acting, not money. If you like John Leguizamo or great plots and great acting, this movie is for you. He definately plays the part well; I felt sorry for Seymour."
Unique characters, fine acting and good story. I liked it.
Linda Linguvic | New York City | 05/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 2001 film stars John Leguisamo as Seymour, a mentally challenged young man on the tough streets of New York. He has the mind of a five year old, and yearns to be accepted. His mother, Julie Carmen, a civil rights activist, babies her son and tries to protect him. His divorced father, Cliff Gorman, tries to deny that anything is wrong with his son. Rosie Perez, his mother's lover, tries to help him. And so does a friend, Jeff Rappaport, who tries to teach him to fight and see himself as "king of the jungle."Seymour's troubled world is shattered when his mother is murdered. That's when everything seems to spin out of control. The story pulled me in and kept me there because I wanted to see how it would all play out. Marisa Tomei plays a small role as a tough detective. And Annabella Sciorra plays the murderer's mother. It's a fine cast and they all do a good job.I liked the film. It's tight, moves fast, and introduces some unique and interesting characters. And John Leguisamo shines in a difficult role. Recommended."
The jungle - NYC
DaveTheRed | las vegas, NV, USA | 10/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this movie is great. it conveys the feel of new york city's streets with an excellent 'urban' cast including rosie perez and michael rappaport. john leguizamo has turned out to be an excellent actor as well."
Por fin (at last)
juan bobo | New York via Texas | 04/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this film at Vistas film festival in 2000(?), and I was knocked out by it. I expected it to be released and do fairly well commercially , but I never heard another word about it. I 've been looking for it ever since then.John Lequizamo is brilliant- absolutely riveting- as a mentally challenged kid living in a tough neighborhood. There are other strong performances including Rosie Perez in a different kind of role than one might expect and Cliff Gorman who starred in the Broadway production of "Lenny".I'm so glad this movie is finally available. GET IT!Update: The DVD has now been released. It includes audio commentary with John Lequizamo, Rosie Perez and director Seth Zvi Rosenfeld. All of these artists grew up in the same kind of neighborhood where this movie is set. Perhaps that's why this film feels so real."