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King's Ransom (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 22 April 2005 (USA)
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Hoping to foil his own gold-digging wife's plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well.

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Jeffrey W. Byrd

Writer:

Wayne Conley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Anderson ... Malcolm King
Jay Mohr ... Corey
Kellita Smith ... Renee King
Nicole Ari Parker ... Angela Drake (as Nicole Parker)
Regina Hall ... Peaches Clarke
Loretta Devine ... Miss Gladys
Donald Faison ... Andre
Leila Arcieri ... Kim Baker
Charlie Murphy ... Herb Clarke
Brooke D'Orsay ... Brooke Mayo
Jackie Burroughs ... Grandma
Lisa Marcos ... Raven
Roger Cross ... Byron
Millie Tresierra Millie Tresierra ... Woman
Rob Smith Rob Smith ... David
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Storyline

Malcolm King is a wealthy and arrogant businessman whose ex-wife to be has plans to take him for everything he's worth in their divorce settlement. Determined to avoid losing his fortune to her, Malcolm plans his own kidnapping with the help of his dim-witted mistress and her ex-con brother. Unfortunately for Malcolm, he is not the only one with a kidnapping plot. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Big Man. Big Plan. Big Mistake. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Anthony Anderson Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,300,000, 24 April 2005

Gross USA:

$4,008,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,143,652
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jay Mohr had actual mustard splattered all over his face See more »

Goofs

Andre gets a phone call from Peaches while she is driving to meet him. She lets Andre know she misses him and she loves him. Andre dives on the bed in celebration. Andre is wearing socks when he dives on the bed, but when the shot returns to Andre on the bed he is barefoot. See more »

Quotes

Malcolm King: Don't drop the soap.
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Connections

Referenced in Crossover (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Incense, Wine and Candles
Written by Lambert Anthony Waldrip II and Steve Hardeman
Performed by Steve Hardeman
Courtesy of Trebmal Music
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This is the first movie I ever walked out on.
26 April 2005 | by RecoWilliamsSee all my reviews

O.k. I'm a black guy. And I usually grade on a curve for black comedies, but this was the worst movie I've ever seen.

Any screenplay writer knows that you are suppose to set-up what's going on in the movie in the first 10 minutes. How about 20 minutes later I still didn't have a clue, then all of my friends and I walked out of a $10.00 movie!

I'm not even going to waste my time writing a plot review for this movie, because I didn't see the whole thing. Two words: IT SUCKS!

Save your money don't rent the DVD, wait for it to come on HBO or better yet wait 3 years until it comes on TBS and they will show it every day if they can edit the harsh language.


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