Which film has a board game that swallows a young boy and coughs him up a quarter century later?
"Jumanji" is a 1995 fantasy film about a board game that swallows a young boy and coughs him up a quarter century later. The film's big story centers on a supernatural board game that releases jungle-based hazards upon its players. In 1969 young Alan played by Adam Hann-Byrd becomes trapped in the game of Jumanji for 26 years. As a man, Alan Parrish (Robin Williams) must work to escape from the game. He became trapped inside the game while he was playing with his best friend Sarah Whittle (Laura Bell Bundy, the young Sarah). Twenty-six years later, in 1995, siblings Judy and Peter Shepherd find the game. They begin playing and then unwittingly release an adult Alan. After tracking down Sarah (Bonnie Hunt), who is now an adult, the quartet decide to finish the game to reverse all of the destruction it has caused.
"Jumanji" is an American film that was directed by Joe Johnston and produced by Scott Kroopf and William Teitler. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book 'Jumanji' by Chris Van Allsburg. The movie is the first installment in the franchise. The film's screenplay was written by Van Allsburg, Greg Taylor, Jonathan Hensleigh, and Jim Strain. Besides starring Williams and Hunt, it stars Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Jonathan Hyde, and Bebe Neuwirth.
The film was released to mixed reviews. Nonetheless, it was a big box office success. It grossed $263 million worldwide on a budget of approximately $65 million and it became the 10th highest-grossing film of 1995.