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Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  10 December 1999 (USA)
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A man becomes a male gigolo after being mistaken for one while housesitting a male gigolo's house.


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Deuce Bigalow is a less than attractive, down on his luck aquarium cleaner. One day he runs into a male gigolo who asks him to look after his precious fish while he is away on business. However, he wrecks the house and needs quick money to repair it. The only way he can make it is to become a gigolo himself, taking on an unusual mix of female clients. He encounters a couple of problems, though. He falls in love with one of his unusual clients, and a sleazy police officer his hot on his trail. Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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He's not very good looking. But when the lights go out...he's still not very good looking. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gigoló por accidente  »

Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,224,016 (USA) (10 December 1999)


£1,352,971 (UK) (9 June 2000)

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Did You Know?


In the scene where Deuce is walking with the tall women and the phrase "freak" is shouted, the speaker of that line is actually Adam Sandler. Other than being a producer, it's his only "credit" in the film. See more »


When Deuce leaves the Alpha Beta Lambda sorority, Greek letters can be seen on the house, but the Greek letter for lambda is misrepresented as an "L". See more »


T.J. Hicks: The "man-gina": it's a professional term we man-whores use to describe our he-pussy.
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It is far from original, but it's a good movie for a no-brainer
28 September 2004 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo is far from an original or subtle comedy, but I don't think that is what the director had in mind when doing this movie. All in all it is quite a good movie, even though it is a real no-brainer.

Deuce Bigalow used to work as a tank cleaner in SeaWorld, but got fired because he was cleaning the tanks in the nude in front of a lot of people. Since than he cleans domestic fish tanks for a living. This job brings him into contact with Antoine Laconte, who works as a male escort and owns a gigantic apartment, filled with all kinds of precious items. One of these is a tank full of very expensive fish.

When one of the fish gets sick Deuce is asked to help and, since Antoine is going to Europe for 3 weeks, he has to check in on the apartment daily to look at the fish. But instead of checking in on Antoine's home, Deuce takes the opportunity to move into the flat. He accidentally sets fire to the toaster and breaks the fish tank. Knowing that Antoine will kill him for that when he sees it, Deuce has to make sure everything is exactly the way it was. But that will cost a lot of money... which he doesn't have. To raise enough money in that short period of time he decides to start working as a low-budget male gigolo.

As you can expect in this kind of movie, he doesn't meet any normal women who want to make use of his services. It is a real freak show, filled with a 500 pound woman, a woman who's about 8 feet tall... The movie is full of this kind of predictable facts, but when you are prepared for it, it really doesn't bother. Don't expect to see a highly sofisticated movie, but it isn't as bad as you might expect. One of the scenes that I really liked were the parodies on other movies like The Matrix.

I would recommend this movie to everybody who doesn't mind laughing about older and predictable jokes. It's an excellent movie when you came home from a hard day at work, when you are tired and looking for a good laugh without having to think too much. I reward it with a 7/10.

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