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

PG-13  |   |  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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1 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Den galna jakten på ringen  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,049,114 (USA) (1 June 2001)

Gross:

£69,194 (UK) (28 June 2002)
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In the same year Nora Dunn and Larry Miller also appeared in _Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)_. See more »

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At the end of the movie, the boat has already hit the buoy, and has almost completely capsized and is sinking. The next shot shows the detective yelling to the two in the boat which is once again floating perfectly. See more »

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Berger: [as sheik] He says with that price, camel can dance up pyramid. It loses in translation.
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References Evita (1996) See more »

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Written by Parris Franz (as Parris Fluellen), Derrik Stephens and Marquinarius Holmes
Performed by Parris Franz (as Cha Cha)
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I read Donald E. Westlake's novel "What's The Worst That Could Happen?" prior to seeing the new movie. This is something I think moviegoers should do, read the book and go to see the movie to compare and contrast. The book is full of rich, comical characters as is the movie, but there are differences.

The film stars Martin Lawrence as Kevin Caffery, a suave, intelligent thief who often cases art auctions for new prizes to steal. However his partner named Berger (John Leguizamo) lets him in a score at a mansion owned by Max Fairbanks, a wealthy businessman (Danny DeVito) who is going bankrupt. The two thieves break in the house and DeVito catches Lawrence and steals his prized ring his girlfriend gave him. He is then bent on revenge and out to get it back.

The plot is basic and works well and the film is smart, funny and actually even silly. Most "silly movies" get trashed and aren't given credit for trying to make us laugh a bit. "What's The Worst That Can Happen" has a good amount of intelligence to it but also has a good amount of summer movie silliness and it fits and works in a comedy that is well made and very entertaining.

Give it chance and it might work for you.

Costars Glenne Headly, Nora Dunn, Bernie Mac, William Fichtner, Richard Schiff, Larry Miller and Ana Gasteyer.


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