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What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  1 June 2001 (USA)
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A rich man catches a thief burglarizing his home and steals the thief's lucky ring, who then tries to get it back.

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Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his partners. Written by Andrew L.

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It takes a thief to nail a crook.

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

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£69,194 (UK) (28 June 2002)

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£69,194 (UK) (28 June 2002)
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Originally a project for Heath Ledger. See more »

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Reflected in Lutetia's sunglasses when talking about divorcing Max at Jack's restaurant. See more »

Quotes

Detective Alex Tardio: Come on boys, pull daddy like a chariot.
Berger: This is straight out of a Hitchcock movie. I think I'm feeling vertigo.
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Based on the composition "Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets)" written by Jerry Ross,
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Who will be the Lord Of The Ring?
20 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Generally speaking, I agree with the masses on the IMDb but in this case I must protest. This movie deserves a much higher rating than a 5. I would personally give it a 7. After viewing several mundane comedies, I found "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" to be refreshing. A quick summary of the plot: Kevin Caffrey (Martin Lawrence) attempts to burglarize billionaire Max Fairbanks' (Danny Divito) home. Max turns out to be in the house and holds Kevin at gunpoint until the police arrive. He then tells the cops that the ring on Kevin's hand belongs to him and the cops force Kevin to cough it up. The problem is that Kevin's new girlfriend had just given it to him. The rest of the movie deals with Kevin trying to get the ring back. Danny DeVito is hilarious and this is my favorite Martin Lawrence movie yet.

The plot is original and I thought the supporting actors were great. I would have given William Fichtner a bit more of a roll. He really had little to do with the plot yet I found his portrayal of gay Detective Alex Tardio to be one of the funniest parts of the movie. I read the book and will admit that the book's ending is a bit more satisfying but not a major issue. I have never seen a group of criminals and scoundrels more likable than the group in the movie. Everyone in the movie; the thief, the rich guy, the politicians, the judges and everyone in the periphery seems to be morally depraved. I guess that is what makes this movie so funny. If you enjoyed "Blue Streak" then you're going to love "What's the Worst That Could Happen?".


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