The violent story about how a criminal lesbian, a tough-guy hitman 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)
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Laundry Customer
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Man in Debt
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Storyline

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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Murder. Blackmail. Temptation. Redemption. It's been a busy week. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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

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1 August 2003 (USA)  »

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Tough Love  »

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Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$5,660,084 (USA) (8 August 2003)
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Ben Affleck on Gigli (2003) in November 2012: Martin Brest is one of the really great directors. Most of what I've learned that is good, comes from Martin, but it just didn't work, in its essence. Also, the studio wanted to change it into a love story, because they thought, "That's what people want to see because you guys are together now." Which is one of the great miscalculations in the history of miscalculations.(2012) See more »

Goofs

Terry Camilleri ("Man in Dryer") is listed before David Backus ("Laundry Customer") in the end credits. But Backus actually appears on-screen before Camilleri. See more »

Quotes

[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 »


Soundtracks

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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$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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