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Rudyard Kipling's The Second Jungle Book (1997)

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A prequel to The Jungle Book, this live-action kids' film follows the young wild boy Mowgli (Jamie Williams) as he's pursued through the late 19th century Indian jungle by a variety of "civilized" men, each seeking him for their own nefarious purposes. When Mowgli is spotted by the passengers on a train, Harrison (Bill Campbell), an employee of P.T. Barnum, immediately orders his underlings to capture the kid, who will make a first-rate sideshow attraction for his boss. Joining the hunt for Mowgli is Buldeo (Gulshan Grover), a local nobleman who is secretly Mowgli's uncle and wants the boy dead so that he can inherit his brother's vast fortune. Also on the hunt is Chuchundra (David Paul Francis) and his trained monkey, and the evil tracker Karait (Dyrk Ashton), who has trained a giant python to locate whatever prey its master chooses. Trying to evade the determined hunting party with the help of his animal pals like the bear Baloo and the panther Bagheera, Mowgli stumbles upon a great lost city in the jungle, where the mad King Murphy (Roddy McDowall) rules over a monkey empire and becomes Mowgli's unlikely ally.more
Rating: G (violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Matthew Horton, Bayard Johnson, Raju Patel, Raju Patel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 6, 2001
Runtime:
TriStar Pictures

Cast

Roddy McDowall
as King Murphy
B.J. Hogg
as Col. Reece
Amy Robbins
as Molly Ward
Hal Fowler
as Captain Ward
Albert Moses
as Conductor
Simon Barker
as Train Official
Raja Sumanapala
as Buldeo's Servant
Sunil Hettiarachchi
as Richshaw Man
Bill Campbell
as Harrison
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Critic Reviews for Rudyard Kipling's The Second Jungle Book

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

It is not easy to get a movie made, and even harder to make one for young audiences. If you're going to the effort, why not make a smart one?

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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San Francisco Chronicle
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New York Times
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Rent the first one again.

September 18, 2002
Moviehole

April 4, 2003
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Audience Reviews for Rudyard Kipling's The Second Jungle Book

½

Worst movie. The storyline were bad and the acting was not good. Only Gulshan Grover and Jamie Williams's act is better than other actor/actresses.

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Steven Vincent Gee

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