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The Big Bounce (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 30 January 2004 (USA)
A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.

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Butch Helemano ...
Hawaiian Priest
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Terry Ahue ...
Jimmy Opono (as Terry L. Ahue)
Pete Johnson ...
Con Nuuiwa
Mike Renfro ...
Worker #1
Tony Dorsett ...
Worker #2
Brian L. Keaulana ...
Barry Salu (as Brian Keaulana)
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Ned Coleman
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Storyline

Jack Ryan, a charming but mischievous kid with a history of small cons, never nasty, as he always approaches life from the pleasant side, goes to surfers paradise Hawai, where dodgy district judge Walter Crewes enlists him to get to real big criminals. Jack finds himself teaming up in bed and thieving 'business' with Nancy Hayes, the greedy mistress of evil hotel magnate Ray Ritchie and his dumb lieutenant Bob Rogers, Jr. and a real temptress gold-digger but is about the only one without an hidden agenda... Written by KGF Vissers

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Who's scamming who? A comedy about taking a chance on paradise. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »
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30 January 2004 (USA)  »

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A Ilha dos Golpes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,336,374 (USA) (1 February 2004)

Gross:

$6,471,394 (USA) (14 March 2004)
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Elmore Leonard hated the original movie adaptation of his novel, The Big Bounce (1969). He did not like this version either. See more »

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When Jack says, "If that girl's not careful, she could wind up on the business end of my dick," the words are out of sync with his mouth. See more »

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Bob Rogers, Jr.: You trying to be cute?
Walter Crewes: Now, Junior, who can be cute with you around?
Bob Rogers, Jr.: This is company business, Walter.
Walter Crewes: Does he work for you?
Bob Rogers, Jr.: No, but we paid him off and he agreed to leave.
Walter Crewes: You paid him off because you owed him. Now he doesn't work for you anymore. Right? Right. So if he doesn't want to go anywhere, he doesn't have to. Right? Right.
Jack Ryan: Right.
Bob Rogers, Jr.: You gonna let him fight your battles for you?
Jack Ryan: Yeah. He seems to be doing a good job.
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Written and Performed by Jimmy Rip
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Who's scamming who?
16 September 2004 | by (Cambridge, UK) – See all my reviews

I tell you who, they are scamming us, that's for sure.

After reading on the back of the DVD case in Blockbuster the words 'A comedy', 'Get Shorty' and 'Based on the Novel' and seeing the all star cast line up, I thought this looks like a potentially great movie, but when I got it home, got myself all comfortable by sitting down with Pizza, Wine and friends, and then switched it on, I felt like I had been given the wrong movie. Our night was ruined because of this, it just put us all on downers, and everyone left early.

This was a flat stale piece of un-funny junk, no wonder people take to downloading movies, they feel they don't want to risk parting with their money.

I could direct and write a much funnier movie than this dribble with my eyes closed. I feel really sorry for these great actors who were dragged into this mush. Although I am sure they had a great vacation together in Hawaii and enjoyed the pay cheque, it did not do their reputations to great.

This film was painfully dull to watch, so much it hurt, and now to add insult to injury I have got to go all the way back to the video shop to take the damn thing back.

Sigh!


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