Kangaroo Jack

Synopsis: Louis Booker and Charlie Carbone are close friends with an association with the mob. After the duo botch a delivery of stolen TVs, the duo are given a second chance by mob leader Sal Maggio, who happens to be Charlie's stepfather. The duo are to deliver $50,000 to a contact in Australia. As simple as the job sounds, complications emerge when a kangaroo steals the money. Now Charlie and Louis must find the kangaroo and get the money back before they find themselves in a worse predicament.
Director(s): David McNally
Production: Showtime Networks Inc.
  1 win & 9 nominations.
 
IMDB:
4.4
Metacritic:
16
PG
Year:
2003
89 min
172 Views

Australia...

..."The Land Down Under. "

Rugged...

... remote...

... inhospitable and dangerous.

Home to 20 million kangaroos.

But there is one who is more elusive

and clever than all the rest.

And his name is Kangaroo Jack.

But my story doesn't begin in Australia.

It begins 20 years ago, halfway around

the world on a beach in Brooklyn.

That's me...

... Charlie Carbone.

Three things happened on this day

that would change my life.

First, was that my mom met Sal.

She hadn't dated much since Dad died, but

I could tell right away she was interested.

Why shouldn't she be? Sal Maggio was a

respected member of the community.

Well, feared and respected.

Well, feared.

And that's Frankie Lombardo.

Fresh out of Juvenile Hall,

where they named a wing after him.

Sal was grooming Frankie

to take over the family business...

... a family I was about to become a part of.

The second thing that happened

was that I met Louis Booker.

Don't tell me.

You got 75 cents in your back pocket.

You're wrong.

It's a Captain Amazing compass.

- How much you want for it?

- It's not for sale. No way. Sorry.

- Wanna play some ball?

- No. You play ball.

I gotta check this entire beach

if I'm gonna make my car payment.

- You've got a car?

- No, but I will.

Now, step aside. My uncle only rented me

this metal detector for the day.

- And the third...

- Hey, kid.

... most important thing

that happened that day...

Go long.

... was that I went out for a 20- yard pass.

Unfortunately, there was only 15 yards

worth of beach...

... and a really strong undertow.

And I couldn't swim.

Hey, kid! You lost your...

Somebody help! I think there's

a kid drowning out...

I'll save you!

That one moment changed my life...

... because in all the years that followed...

... Louis was better at getting

me into trouble than getting me out.

A dreamer in search of treasure,

who only found bottle caps.

On that fateful day, Louis saved my life.

You see this guy?

And I never forgot it.

He just saved your life.

He wouldn't let me.

And now it's 20 years later.

My new stepfather, Sal,

set me up in my own business:

A beauty salon.

He did it for my mother.

Of course, his goons come in every week

and take 80 percent of the profits.

That, he did for himself.

Hey, Carbone.

And Louis, the guy who saved my life,

is now my closest friend.

He thinks I can do a lot better than this...

... but he also thinks he looks like

Denzel Washington.

Toots, I was hoping you could ask Sal

if I could keep a little extra this week...

...to make improvements on the place.

You wanna make improvements?

Lmprove on what's in this bag next week.

Look, man, I need a favor.

I just got this job delivering TVs,

but my partner got sick.

He had one of those

microwave chimichangas...

Louis, why do all your stories

start off this way?

I need your help. If I don't get these TVs

off the truck, man, I don't get paid.

Oh, this sounds illegal.

No, no, no. Charlie, this is totally legit, man.

I know the guy.

Just like you knew the guy...

...who asked you to drive

his dogs up from Florida. Remember him?

I'm supposed to know a bunch of greyhounds

were being used to smuggle diamonds?

Look, man, I need your help on this one.

Two hours, tops. That's all I need.

- This is really important for me.

- Louis, you have a job.

You call working in my uncle's

meat market a job, Charlie?

I sweep up cow guts and

pig snouts all day, man!

I need a job where I'm treated like a man.

Where I get some respect. Ain't

that what Aretha said? "R-E-S-P-E-C-T"?

Well, then, delivering TVs

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