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Jumanji [1995] (1 disc)

Director:Joe Johnston
Writer:Greg Taylor
Jim Strain
Jonathan Hensleigh
Composer:James Horner
Length:104 minutes
(1 hour 44 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Kids
IMDB Rating:6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:50%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: A mysterious game holds dire consequences for those who play.

Reaction: The CG effects are one of the original selling points of this movie, and they still hold up fairly well.

Personal Rating: 7/10

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Joe Johnston => Director
Greg Taylor => Writer
Jim Strain => Writer
Jonathan Hensleigh => Writer
James Horner => Composer
Adam Hann-Byrd => Alan Parrish - 1969
Annabel Kershaw => Martha Shepherd
Bebe Neuwirth => Aunt Nora Shepherd
Bonnie Hunt => Sarah Whittle
Bradley Pierce => Peter Shepherd
Darryl Henriques => Gun Salesman
David Alan Grier => Carl Bentley
Frank Welker => Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Gary Joseph Thorup => Billy Jessup the Bully
Gillian Barber => Mrs. Thomas the Realtor
James Handy => Exterminator
Jonathan Hyde => Hunter Van Pelt / Samuel Alan Parrish
Kirsten Dunst => Judy Shepherd
Laura Bell Bundy => Sarah Whittle - 1969 (as Laura Bundy)
Lloyd Berry => Shoe Factory Bum
Malcolm Stewart => Jim Shepherd
Patricia Clarkson => Carol Anne Parrish
Robin Williams => Alan Parrish

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • In the film, the role of Alan Parrish's father and that of the merciless hunter Van Pelt are played by the same actor (Jonathan Hyde). This may be a reference to Peter Pan, since (in theatre and movie versions) the parts of Captain Hook and Wendy's father are traditionally played by the same actor.
  • The movie was filmed in Keene, New Hampshire. The film crew left an advertisement up on a brick wall right in the center of town for Parrish Shoes which can still be seen today.
  • The exterior of the Parish shoe factory was filmed at the Hurd Mill in North Berwick, Maine. The building was once a prosperous mill that made wool products, but has been empty for many years.
  • When Van Pelt enters the gun store, the music playing on the radio has been modified for the Mexican release due to the fact that, at least in the U.S. release, it originally featured Mexico's national anthem. It is an infringement of Mexican law to play the anthem for commercial or mockery situations, deliberately or not, although in the U.S. Territories it is in the public domain.