King of the Jungle


1h 26m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Seymour dreams of becoming a NBA star like the members of his beloved NY Knicks team. Mentally challenged, he lives with his over-protective mother Mona and her lover Joanne. Seymour's estranged father, Jack berates him about not being a man and Seymour's only escape is to watch and play basketball

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
URBANWORLD/URBANWORLD FOUNDATION
Location
New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

Seymour dreams of becoming a NBA star like the members of his beloved NY Knicks team. Mentally challenged, he lives with his over-protective mother Mona and her lover Joanne. Seymour's estranged father, Jack berates him about not being a man and Seymour's only escape is to watch and play basketball at the neighborhood court. When Mona is slain by a neighborhood thug, Seymour is shattered. The only witness to the murder, Seymour goes looking for revenge. As he roams the streets looking for the killer, Seymour's fragile emotional state continues to unravel. When Seymour finds a gun in the home of his best friend, Francis, it appears that he is destined to succumb to the code of the streets. He has become the King of the Jungle. Concerned for Seymour's safety, Jack goes in search of his son. When they meet at the neighborhood court, Seymour and Jack engage in a dramatic confrontation. At stake is Seymour's nascent manhood and, ultimately his life.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
URBANWORLD/URBANWORLD FOUNDATION
Location
New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States April 2000

Released in United States August 2000

Released in United States Fall November 9, 2001

Released in United States November 16, 2001

Released in United States on Video January 28, 2003

Released in United States September 2000

Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival April 13-18, 2000.

Shown at New York International Latino Film Festival (Opening Night) May 31 - June 4, 2000.

Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City August 2-6, 2000.

Follow-up to Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's debut feature "A Brother's Kiss" (USA/1996).

Began shooting October 26, 1998.

Completed shooting December 8, 1998.

Actor Justin Pierce committed suicide on July 10, 2000.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at New York International Latino Film Festival (Opening Night) May 31 - June 4, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video January 28, 2003

Released in United States April 2000 (Shown at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival April 13-18, 2000.)

Released in United States August 2000 (Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City August 2-6, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown in New York City (BAM Rose Cinema) as part of the program "New York International Latino Film Festival: Best of the Fest" September 1-3, 2000.)

Released in United States Fall November 9, 2001

Released in United States November 16, 2001 (Los Angeles)