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

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 1 June 2001 (USA)
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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Comedy | Crime

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

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1 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Daha Kötüsü Olamaz  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,049,114, 3 June 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,095,318, 5 August 2001
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Trivia

When Earl Radburn says "...if they could find a certain blue dress..." He is obviously referencing to Monica Lewinsky's blue dress. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Kevin tosses the ring away, but in the next shot when he kisses his girlfriend, the ring is still visible on his finger. See more »

Quotes

Max Fairbanks: Total stranger. Très bizarre.
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Referenced in Cinemania (2002) See more »

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Music
Written by Erick Sermon, Marvin Gaye, Marvin Gaye III, Nona Gaye and Frank Gaye
Performed by Erick Sermon
Contains samples from an untitled master performed by Marvin Gaye
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The Worst Happens
21 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Sophisticated thief Martin Lawrence (as Kevin Caffery) attends an auction, looking for prospective victims. He finds something more desirable in beautiful Carmen Ejogo (as Amber Belhaven). Bringing her a landscape painting she had to auction off gets the previously reluctant Ms. Ejogo into bed fairly quickly. After copulating, she gives Mr. Lawrence a lucky ring. He wears the ring while robbing wealthy businessman Danny DeVito (as Max Fairbanks). Lawrence gets caught and Mr. DeVito claims the ring was stolen. Police make Lawrence give the ring to DeVito. DeVito begins to think the ring is lucky, also. The men fight over the ring for the rest of the movie...

The teaming of Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito may look inviting and funny, but don't expect much from this duo. Although DeVito's draw had diminished somewhat, both were dependable "box office" stars. Here, they are self-assured and unappealing (a toxic combination). "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" features good production values, with nice photography by Anastas Michos. Sam Weisman may have had a difficult time directing his leading men, but some of the other scenes work. Larry Miller (as Earl) and the old lady in the elevator wielding pepper spray (Michelle Youell) are able to evoke a chuckle, but a bad film brings down everyone's best efforts.

** What's the Worst That Could Happen? (6/1/01) Sam Weisman ~ Martin Lawrence, Danny DeVito, Carmen Ejogo, John Leguizamo


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