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Bienvenue dans la jungle (2003)

The Rundown (original title)
Tous publics | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 24 March 2004 (France)
A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure.

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Walker
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Naylor
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Henshaw
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Head Indian Tracker
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Martin (as Paul Power)
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Knappmiller
Chuck Norman ...
Mullaire
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Storyline

The Rock as a bounty hunter who attempts to square a debt by heading to the Amazon jungle to capture someone. The bounty hunter discovers that his quarry isn't the bad guy he'd been warned about, and the two team up in pursuit of riches stored in a mine in the Amazon. Written by Me

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Bulls, guns, whips, gold and one sacred cat See more »


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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,533,765, 28 September 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,726,342

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,916,492
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Despite being a Scot in real life, and sporting a kilt and playing the bagpipes (traditionally and stereotypically Scottish activities) in one scene, Ewen Bremner speaks with a Northern Irish accent throughout this movie. See more »

Goofs

All the characters speak Portuguese so badly that sometimes it's impossible to understand what they are actually saying. See more »

Quotes

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Emeril Lagasse (on radio): I just love mushrooms. One of my favorites, or as I call it, "the king of mushrooms," is the porcini. Now stop right there. Don't be alarmed. There's a lot of confusion in this country between porcini, the Italian name, and cèpes, which is the French name. They're fat and they're earthy. Now the porcini is most often seen dried here in this country. And they would always be labeled "dried porcinis," not "dried cèpes." OK? They are very, very, very flavorful.
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In the U.S. version, the only opening credit (after the Universal and Columbia logos) is "The Rundown" - and that appears eight minutes into the film. All other credits (actors, director, producers, writers, et al.) appear at the end of the film. See more »

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References Rock (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Better Days
Written by Mario Caldato, Jr.
Performed by Mario Caldato, Jr.
Courtesy of MCJ Sounds
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Put Your Brain On Hold & Enjoy The Stylish, Wild Ride
20 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Yup, this is way hokey and one of the dumbest movies I own in my collection, yet it's very likable and mostly a fun film with great style and scenery.

An adventure story, played strictly for entertainment value, it mostly succeeds because Dwayne Johnson, better known as "The Rock," is a very likable hero. He's clean-cut, well-spoken, modest, etc. Supposedly this film was supposed to be The Rock grabbing the action mantle, so to speak, from the king - Arnold Schwarzenegger - who will no longer make movies. They even have Arnie make a quick cameo, wishing The Rock good luck! That was a good touch.

Meanwhile, Rock's cohort in this film, Seann William Scott, gets by with his sense of humor. It almost plays like one of these "buddy movies" except that these two guys ("Beck" and "Travis," respectively) are not on the same page about anything. In no other film can I recall two characters getting beat up and annihilated like these two guys....but they never seem the worse for wear! Unbelievable!

Rosario Dawson adds some female sex appeal and Christopher Walken adds his normal entertaining take on being the villain. His dialog was very good in here.

I didn't realize until the second time I watched it (which is where I stand now) just how stylishly this was filmed. This movie reminded me of many made by either Robert Rodriguez or Quentin Taranatino with the gimmick photography. It makes it all the more fun to watch. Add some excellent sound, tremendous Hawaiian scenery simulated to look the the Amazon jungle in Brazil......and you can put up with the stupidness of the story and have a good time.


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