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Gigli (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  1 August 2003 (USA)
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The violent story about how a criminal lesbian, a tough-guy hit-man with a heart of gold, and a mentally challenged man came to be best friends through a hostage.



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Man in Dryer (as Terrence Camilleri)
Laundry Customer
Robert Silver ...
Man in Debt
Luis Alberto Martínez ...
Adult Care Resident
High School Kid #1
High School Kid #2
Brian Casey ...
High School Kid #3
Les Bradford ...
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Gigli, a lowly and inept hitman, is assigned a job by the mob to kidnap an intellectually disabled brother of a California district attorney. Gigli abducts the brother from his mental hospital and holds him hostage in his apartment. Ricki, a "lesbian assassin", is sent to oversee Gigli's job and make sure he doesn't screw it up. Comedic high jinks ensue as the two go on the lam and start to fall in love. Written by Ilya G.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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lesbian | hospital | gangster | thug | mob | See All (93) »


Life doesn't play by the rules. See more »


Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, pervasive language and brief strong violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tough Love  »

Box Office


$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,753,518 (USA) (1 August 2003)


$50,385 (Brazil) (21 November 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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According to Matt Damon, Ben Affleck twitches whenever this film is mentioned to him. See more »


After shooting Louis, Starkman sets the gun on the coffee table. It appears he never picks the gun up again, and as he goes behind the loveseat he doesn't have a gun in his hand, but as he walks behind Larry and Ricki he suddenly has the gun in his right hand. See more »


[first lines]
Larry Gigli: You see, after all is said and done, the only thing you can be really sure of, the only thing you can really count on in this world, is that you just never fucking know.
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits Brian (Justin Bartha) can be heard singing his rendition of "Baby Got Back". See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.17 (2010) See more »


Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Written by Vin Rock (as Vincent Brown), Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as Anthony Criss),
DJ Kay Gee (as Keir Gist) and Vincent Ford
Performed by Naughty By Nature
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Contains a sample from "No Woman No Cry"
Performed by Boney M. (as Boney M)
Courtesy of BMG Berlin Musik GmbH
Under license from BMG Film & Television Music
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User Reviews

8 April 2004 | by (Wisconsin, USA) – See all my reviews

Can anyone locate a plot for this movie? I won't bother spoiling anything for you because wel...there isn't anything to spoil. Absolutely nothing happens in this movie! Thank god I only watched it with my friends as a joke to add to a school project.

Let's just say there are a lot of lines that bring this movie down a lot. I'm sure all the late night hosts have already summed these up in one way or another. I was lost after the first ten minutes, and it's hard to get through the first five! My advice to you is...if you want to see a movie that is at least remotely watchable...AVOID this one. For the love of God!!

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