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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ...
High School Kid #4
David Bonfadini ...
High School Kid #5
Dwight Ketchum ...
High School Kid #6 (as Dwight P. Ketchum)


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.

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


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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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Did You Know?


Of all of the primary cast members, the only one who does not curse at all during his scenes is Christopher Walken. See more »


Ricki takes her herbal tea bag from her cup, wraps the string around it, and drops it onto her saucer - moments later, it's back in the cup. 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 An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) See more »


Written by Silvano Matadin, Michel Schoots, Patrick Tilon and Rene Van Barneveld
Performed by Urban Dance Squad
Courtesy of Lovecat Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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User Reviews

$54,000,000! Where did all the money go?
16 June 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie and hated about 99% of it. After I found out it cost $54,000,000 to make, I started to hate the other 1%. If this is considered a love story between Lopez and Affleck, may I ask...where was the love? A sex scene with no nudity, no passion, and no sound....why? Supporting characters like Christopher Walken and others were introduced and went no where...why? The story alone peeks when Pacino arrives and shoots one of the cast members. From there, i was hoping that Pacino had finished the job and killed the rest of the cast. If that happened, the movie would have been good. Instead, the movie drags and drags and drags. The audience is not going to care if the actors in the movie learn something or progress if they don't care about the characters. Lopez and Affleck's characters do not exist! Much like the ugly tattoos on Affleck's shoulder, the movie was not fun to look at. In my opinion, and I do not think I am wrong, if Lopez had a small nude scene and / or the movie was done as an independent film for under 2 or 3 million, Gigli would have been a giant success. Instead, we are left to wonder....why?

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