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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)
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Laundry Customer
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Man in Debt
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Adult Care Resident
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High School Kid #6 (as Dwight P. Ketchum)
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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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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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$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 Nov. 2012: Martin Brest is one of the really great directors. Most of what I've learnt 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 »

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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 »

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Referenced in I Love the '80s Strikes Back (2003) See more »

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Demagogue
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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Rhymes with 'Really'. As in Really Bad.
7 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I borrowed my friend's Gigli DVD to see if the movie was really as bad as the ratings and other comments here will indicate. The answer is yes. When the film first came out, it rocketed to number 1 on the bottom 100 list. That ranking was undeserved, as the movie does have decent technical aspects (editing, sound) relative to Manos and Future War. Its good to see Gigli settling a little further down the list. From the outset, I could tell the dialog was just horrible. It was unfunny 90% of the time, and contained useless overlong scenes. One example was the whole 'pleasing a woman' sequence where Lopez was doing Yoga on a mat while talking with Affleck. Just horrible. Jennifer Lopez has to win the award for most painfully miscast actress. She is totally unbelievable as a Lesbian girl gangster. She failed to convince me that she had ever broken the law in the past. 'I did some really bad things' -- yeah right. I would avoid this like the plague. 1/10


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