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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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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 charges $10 but he's willing to negotiate. 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)


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

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Did You Know?


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 »


When Tina and Deuce are walking down the sidewalk, you hear a woman's voice but the camera shows the bottom of her jaw not moving, showing she isn't talking. See more »


Bob Bigalow: Raspberry Bibingka! Ah, you shouldn't have. My wife, God rest her soul, used to make this all the time. You would've liked her. Bangkok Betty. She had the most amazing mouth. It paid for our honeymoon.
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Referenced in Real Rob: Opening Night (2015) See more »


Written by Rob Birch (as Robert Birch), Nicholas Hallam, Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
Performed by The Stereo MCs (as Stereo MC's)
Courtesy of 4th & Broadway Ltd./Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
Contains a sample of "Let Me (Be Your Lover)"
Performed by Jimmy 'Bo' Horne
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inane but amusing comedy
18 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While watching `Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,' you may well find yourself laughing out loud from time to time – and hating yourself for it afterwards. For this lame brained comedy, beyond being incredibly juvenile and silly in its comedic temperament, also manages to be as politically incorrect as possible, using as its targets the obese, the handicapped and an assortment of social outcasts and misfits. And, although the ribbing is generally quite good-natured and even affectionate at times, one can't help but feel a little guilty about laughing.

The formula for the film adheres very closely to the one employed by virtually all "Saturday Night Live" or "Second City" alumni in their initial forays into big screen comedies. Once again we have the usual bumbling nerd trying to win acceptance as a `cool dude,' making a shambles of everything he touches, yet ultimately managing to garner the respect of his peers and the love of a beautiful woman. Rob Schneider plays the title role, a professional fish tank cleaner who, through a complicated series of circumstances, finds himself delving into the realm of `man whore' in order to earn some much needed money. The stupidity of the premise and the situations cannot be underestimated as Schneider is put through a series of pratfalls, misunderstandings and verbal slugfests that are often quite amusing almost in spite of themselves. It takes either a certain amount of daring or a shocking degree of insensitivity (or perhaps a little of both) to line up a series of jokes and sight gags aimed at people who suffer from obesity, Tourettes Syndrome, Narcolepsy, blindness and limb amputation - but this film does it. Somehow, though, the film manages to treat its characters with such a genial fondness that it never seems particularly harsh or mean spirited. Whether or not that mitigates the feeling of guilt resulting from one's laughter must, finally, be a matter of personal conscience I suppose.

Schneider plays the lead in a nicely relaxed fashion, not succumbing to the hyperbolic mugging that so many comics are prone to indulge in when faced with similar roles. And what a pleasant surprise to encounter Marlo Thomas of all people in an uncredited cameo appearance – and still looking like a knockout in her sexy lingerie.

`Deuce Bigalow' may not sit well with the easily offended or with those who prefer their comedy to be of a bit more - um, shall we say - cerebral nature. Still, unabashed silliness makes for a fun time every now and then and, in that spirit, this film deserves to be seen.

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