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Down And Under is the former version of the 2003 film Kangaroo Jack. The former version was a R-rated cut with f-bombs and inappropriate scenes, and did not focus on the kangaroo, but the two protagonists Charlie Carbone and Louis Booker.

Plot

The plot would be much different than that of the 2003 crime-comedy film.

Why It Was Cancelled

  1. The producer of the final film, Jerry Bruckheimer, noticed that test screening audiences were responding well to the australian kangaroo. So, they decided to re-shoot and edit the film to increase screen-time for the kangaroo, dumbed it down to PG and renamed it Kangaroo Jack.
  2. The actors were completely unaware of the changes during the film's production.
  3. Budget problems, and concerns regarding the age score.
  4. The original version of the film was too dark, ill-suited, and disturbing.

Results

  • The film was released and retitled as Kangaroo Jack, and came out with a theatrical release.
  • Kangaroo Jack finally released on January 17, 2003 and received many negative backlash and terrible reviews.
  • A sequel, titled Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A! which released on November 1, 2004, to critical praise and much more better reviews, mostly because of it's slight improvement for the original film, better animation, and for it actually focusing on Kangaroo Jack (aka Jackie Legs).
  • Kangaroo Jack remained as it is today.

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_Jack#:~:text=Kangaroo%20Jack%20is%20a%202003,Bing%20and%20Barry%20O'Brien.
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_Jack:_G%27Day_U.S.A.!
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