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Still shot from the movie: Kangaroo Jack.

Kangaroo Jack

As a young boy, Louis saves his friend from drowning in an ocean undercurrent on a hot summer day. Twenty years later, Charlie is a hairdresser with his own little shop in the heart of New York and Louis is a meat-house worker. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 89
Theater Release: 17 Jan 2003
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Charlie wants to find the right kind of girl but when he meets Jessie the first thing he does is tell her a lie. How does she feel when she uncovers the truth? Does his lie affect their relationship?

Because Louis had saved his life, Charlie constantly feels obligated to help him. How far should a sense of debt go in a friendship? What about when activities are unsafe or illegal?

More than 40 different types of kangaroos inhabit the area where this film was shot. To learn more about the red kangaroo featured in this movie, hop on over to www.pbs.org/kratts/world/aust/kangaroo

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