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Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

An average aquarium cleaner house-sits for a gigolo, only to be forced to become one himself.

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Claire
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Elaine Fowler
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Neil
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Storyline

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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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

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$65,535,067 (USA) (21 April 2000)
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Trivia

Although spelled differently, the name "Berguita" (Kate's roommate) is a Spanish slang word for "little penis", this being referred several times by William Forsythe's character See more »

Goofs

After Deuce and Kate leave the sushi restaurant, they walk to the end of the pier and he frees the fish that was going to be his meal. When he dumps the fish out of the bag into the "ocean," the splash is way too high and way too soon to have been the ocean below. The fish was dumped into a bucket or something held just below the camera line. Rob Schneider laughs visibly after this because the splash nearly hits him. See more »

Quotes

Claire: What happened to the carpet?
Deuce Bigalow: Oh, it's one of those 18th century wet rugs.
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Connections

Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Smile Without You
Written by Christopher Arnold (as Chris Arnold), David Martin and Geoff Morrow
Performed by Sean Beal
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I Have To Admit I Enjoyed This
9 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hate to admit this but I liked this movie, at least the first time I saw it. Yes, it's crass, crude, stupid and whatever but it's generally likable and a funny movie in many spots.

Rob Schneider does a fine job playing this amiable loser. Several scenes are just laugh-out-loud funny. The female interest, Arija Bareikis, is not someone I was familiar with but I liked her wholesome looks. William Forsythe plays the villain and, of course, he's over-the-top. The film had a nice soundtrack, a lot of familiar rock tunes.

As with most modern comedies, this gets carried and a little stupid at the end but, overall the film is good low-grade fun (and I mean "low grade!")


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