Kangaroo Jack


1h 29m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Best friends Charlie Carbone and Louis Fucci are both struggling to get ahead in life--but their approaches couldn't be more different. Louis is an optimist as well as a magnet for bad luck. Ever since he saved Charlie's life 20 years ago, Louis has embroiled them in a series of shady get-rich schemes, which has only compounded Charlie's reputation as the ultimate loser in the eyes of his intimidating stepfather, mob boss Sal Maggio. More skeptical and low-profile than Louis, Charlie justs wants to play by the rules, meet the right girl and make a success of his new business, which is tough with Sal skimming all the profits. But when Louis recruits Charlie to help him escort a truckload of stolen televisions across town, they inadvertently lead police straight to Sal's warehouse. Just when it looms like the guys might end up sleeping with the fishes, Sal gives them one last chance at redemption. All they have to do is deliver $50,000 cash to one of Sal's associates in the Australian Outback. But a kangaroo with a plan of his own gets a hold of the cash, forcing Charlie and Louis to track him across the outback before Sal's henchmen send them "down under" permanently.

Film Details

Also Known As
Down & Under, Down and Under, Kangourou Jack
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Action
Comedy
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Sydney, Australia; Coober Pedy, Australia; Alice Springs, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

Best friends Charlie Carbone and Louis Fucci are both struggling to get ahead in life--but their approaches couldn't be more different. Louis is an optimist as well as a magnet for bad luck. Ever since he saved Charlie's life 20 years ago, Louis has embroiled them in a series of shady get-rich schemes, which has only compounded Charlie's reputation as the ultimate loser in the eyes of his intimidating stepfather, mob boss Sal Maggio. More skeptical and low-profile than Louis, Charlie justs wants to play by the rules, meet the right girl and make a success of his new business, which is tough with Sal skimming all the profits. But when Louis recruits Charlie to help him escort a truckload of stolen televisions across town, they inadvertently lead police straight to Sal's warehouse. Just when it looms like the guys might end up sleeping with the fishes, Sal gives them one last chance at redemption. All they have to do is deliver $50,000 cash to one of Sal's associates in the Australian Outback. But a kangaroo with a plan of his own gets a hold of the cash, forcing Charlie and Louis to track him across the outback before Sal's henchmen send them "down under" permanently.

Crew

Vincent Abbott

Mechanical Special Effects

Michael Adcock

Gaffer

Blondel Aidoo

Visual Effects Producer

Ulrika Akander

Dialogue Editor

Randle Akerson

Sound Effects Editor

Ian Allen

Art Director

Matt Allen

Other

Mary Andrews

Adr Editor

David A Arnold

Dialogue Editor

Mark Atkins

Song

Robin Auld

Set Designer

David Axelrod

Song

Petra Bach

Adr Editor

Bob Badami

Music Supervisor

Brian Bailey

Song

M Bartolomei

Song

Dave Bassett

Song

Lucia Bassett

Song

Michael Belzer

Animation Supervisor

Steve Bing

Story By

Steve Bing

Screenplay

Christopher Birch

Song

Justin Blampied

Titles

Peter Bloomfield

Unit Director

Bob Bogle

Song

Glenn Boswell

Stunt Coordinator

Jon Boyden

Costume Supervisor

Melvin Bradford

Song

Cordozar C Broadus

Song

James Brown

Song

Kate Brown

Assistant

Ray Brown

Key Grip

Andrea Bruce

Assistant

Jerry Bruckheimer

Producer

Keisha Buchanan

Song

Mutya Buena

Song

B Bunuggurr

Song

Lindsay Burnett

Visual Effects Producer

Ian Burrell

Song

Peter Bushby

Gaffer

Dan Camins

Assistant

John Campbell

Assistant

Simon Cardwell

Photography

Simon Cassels

Titles

Bruce Chanel

Song

Szhachilea Chunn

Song

Ed Cobb

Song

Margaret Cobb

Song

Nick Coler

Song

Peter Collias

Scenic Artist

Miranda Cooper

Song

Toby Copping

Key Grip

Lisa Cowling

Song

Sara Crawcour

Production Accountant

Sheryl Crow

Song

Sheryl Crow

Song Performer

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Theresa Curtin

Assistant

Christine Danelski

Foley Editor

Shawn Desman

Song Performer

Andrea Dietrich

Storyboard Artist

Regis Ducatillon

Song

Ricardo Ducent

Song

Jean-yves Ducornel

Song

Guy Hendrix Dyas

Art Director

Craig Eastman

Song

Craig Eastman

Song Performer

Molly Edington

Art Department Coordinator

Brian Edmonds

Art Director

Bernard Edwards

Song

Jan Edwards

Property Master

Nokie Edwards

Song

Sophie Fabbri-jackson

Script Supervisor

Lucinda Fergus

Production Secretary

Amanda Ferguson

Art Department Coordinator

Andrew Flakelar

Assistant

David Fletcher

Special Effects Coordinator

Hala Gabriel

Production Accountant

Jessica Gallavan

Adr Supervisor

Lowell Ganz

Other

Robert Ginyard

Song

Kim Gladman

Unit Manager

Eliza Godman

Costume Supervisor

William Goldenberg

Editor

Tami R. Goldman

Post-Production Supervisor

Gordon Goodwin

Original Music

Claire Hall

Production Secretary

Darren Hanna

Caterer

Nigel Harbach

Stunt Double

Timothy Hardin

Production Accountant

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Judith Harvey

Set Designer

Colin Hay

Song

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Keith Heygate

Assistant Director

Brian Higgins

Song

Richard Hobbs

Art Director

Robin Hofman

Song

Darin Hollings

Visual Effects Supervisor

Lou Horvath

Stunt Double

Marc Hyman

Screenplay

Toby Irwin

Photography

Jamie Jackson-moore

Mechanical Special Effects

David P I James

Visual Effects Producer

Pam Jones

Assistant

Terry Jones

Mechanical Special Effects

Suhail F Kafity

Sound Effects Editor

Will Kaplan

Music Editor

K Lenna Katich

Production Accountant

Tim Kau

Caterer

Theo Keating

Song

Katherine Keil

Continuity

Steve Kempster

Score Recording

Adam Kopald

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Koster

Dp/Cinematographer

Steve Koster

Director Of Photography

Ronna Kress

Casting

Alice Lanagan

Production Secretary

Peter Lawless

Location Manager

Brian Leach

Cg Supervisor

Calanit Ledani

Song

Terry Lee

Helicopter Pilot

David B Leener

Product Placement

George Liddle

Costume Designer

George Liddle

Production Designer

James Likowski

Foley Editor

Paul Linford

Music

Paul Linford

Music Producer

Tim Lion

Assistant

Robert Livingstone

Song

Simon Lucas

Unit Manager

Rico Lumpkins

Song

Babaloo Mandel

Other

Ivan Manzella

Animatronics

Victoria Martin

Foley

Andrew Mason

Executive Producer

Kylie Mather

Construction Coordinator

Will Matthews

Unit Manager

Jim May

Editor

Greg Mays

Song

Catherine Mcgovern

Production Secretary

Emma Mcguinness

Visual Effects Producer

Nathan Mcguinness

Visual Effects Designer

Nathan Mcguinness

Visual Effects Supervisor

C Mcmahon

Song

Charlie Mcmahon

Song Performer

Peter Menzies

Director Of Photography

Peter Menzies

Dp/Cinematographer

Viv Mepham

Makeup Designer

Viv Mepham

Hair

Tricia Miles

Post-Production Supervisor

Lisa Milgate

Set Decorator

F Hudson Miller

Sound Effects Editor

Romeo Miller

Song Performer

Patrick Morrison

Song

John Murrah

Digital Effects Supervisor

John Murray

Editor

Kathy Nelson

Music Supervisor

Randy Newman

Song

Randy Newman

Song Performer

Rick Newsome

Storyboard Artist

Trish Newton

Hairdresser

Barry O'brien

Story By

Dan O'connell

Foley Artist

Kevin O'connell

Sound Mixer

Chad Oman

Executive Producer

Daniel Orlandi

Costume Designer

Greg Orloff

Sound Re-Recordist

R J Palmer

Supervising Sound Editor

Harry Panagiotidis

Camera Operator

Harry Panagiotidis

Steadicam Operator

Mark Pappas

Foley Editor

Tonia Pearson

Assistant

Manny Perry

Stunt Double

Wynn Petersen

Production Secretary

Floria Pfleuger

Song

John Platt

Camera Operator

Timothy Powell

Song

Tad Pride

Special Effects

Trevor Rabin

Song Performer

Trevor Rabin

Music Producer

Trevor Rabin

Original Music

Trevor Rabin

Music

Heidi Range

Song

Dan Reed

Production Coordinator

Kristieanne Reed

Associate Producer

Salaam Remi

Song

Greg Ricketson

Production Manager

Nile Rodgers

Song

Ivan Rosenberg

Song Performer

Ivan Rosenberg

Song

Scott Rosenberg

Screenplay

Noni Roy

Assistant Director

Paulina Rubio

Song Performer

Greg P. Russell

Sound Mixer

Victoria Rose Sampson

Dialogue Editor

Pat Sandston

Associate Producer

Emily Saunders

Construction Coordinator

Neal Scanlan

Visual Effects Supervisor

Robert L Sephton

Supervising Sound Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Down & Under, Down and Under, Kangourou Jack
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Action
Comedy
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Sydney, Australia; Coober Pedy, Australia; Alice Springs, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video June 24, 2003

Released in United States Winter January 17, 2003

Project was previously in development at Touchstone Pictures.

Released in United States Winter January 17, 2003

Released in United States on Video June 24, 2003

Touchstone Pictures reportedly paid $800,000 against $1.4 million for Rosenberg's and Bing's pitch.