King of the Jungle 2001

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King of the Jungle ★★ 2001 (R)

Contrived story with an energized performance by Leguizamo. He's Seymour, a mentally challenged man with the intellectual and emotional capacity of a preadolescent. He lives with his long-divorced Puerto Rican mother Mona (Carmen) and her lover Joanne (Perez). His dad, Jack (Gorman), is a deadbeat poet who has never accepted his son's limitations. Seymour spends his time on the streets playing basketball until his mother is fatally shot and he wants revenge. 87m/C VHS, DVD . John Leguizamo, Cliff Gorman, Julie Carmen, Rosie Perez, Michael Rapaport, Rosario Dawson, Marisa Tomei, Annabella Sciorra; D: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld; W: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld; C: Fortuna-to Procopio; M: Harry Gregson-Williams.