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Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

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The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.

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Storyline

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are up to their feuding ways again. Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs, Daffy has decided to leave the Studio for good. He is aided by Warner Bros.' humor impaired Vice President of Comedy, Kate Houghton, who releases him from his contract and instructs WB security guard/aspiring stunt man DJ Drake to capture and "escort" Daffy off the studio lot. Suddenly a sidekick without a hero, the duck decides to ally himself with DJ, whether he likes it or not. Consequently, Daffy is on the scene when DJ discovers that his famous movie star father was Damian Drake, known for playing suave international spies onscreen, is actually a suave international spy in real life--and has been kidnapped by the evil insane nerdy, prancing villain known as Mr. Chairman of the equally nefarious Acme Corporation. It seems that Damian knows the whereabouts of the mysterious magical and powerful Blue Monkey Diamond, and the Chairman will do anything to get his hands on it! With ... Written by Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91yahoo.com)

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Rated PG for some mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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14 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,317,371 (USA) (14 November 2003)

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$20,950,820 (USA) (23 January 2004)
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Trivia

The film's release was also the subject of a big stroke of bad luck: it was supposed to premiere in July, but was shelved after Finding Nemo (2003) became a smash. Come November (the start of the holiday movie season), and the film was released. Unfortunately, the movie opened just after Brother Bear (2003) and Elf (2003), just before The Cat in the Hat (2003) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), and just the week the Occupation of Iraq began. Warner Bros. refused to promote the film because of it chaotic production and overrun budget. See more »

Goofs

D.J. rolls up the passenger side window of the Gremlin in the garage, trapping Daffy's bill in the window. He then punches Daffy to "help" him get unstuck. In the next shot where D.J. pulls out of the garage, the passenger side window is now down. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: Okay, Toots, hand over the diamond.
Dusty Tails: [to herself after pushing DJ out the door] He brought a goose?
Daffy Duck: It's "duck", thank you.
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Crazy Credits

Porky says, "Eh, uh, th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th-th..." then the lights go down on him and he says instead, "Go home, folks." See more »

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References Viva Las Vegas (1964) See more »

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Orpheus in the Underworld Overture: Can-Can
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Written by Jacques Offenbach
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Manic Trip Down Memory Lane
14 December 2003 | by (Renton, WA USA) – See all my reviews

"Back in Action" is definitely aimed at adults who remember and watched the old WB cartoons. It's chock full of inside jokes and gags. I loved it.

Brendan Fraser (has there ever been a more oddball action hero then Brendan?) plays the son of WB's most famous movie star. Yet on his way to fulfill his dream of being a stuntman, he has delivered pizzas in a Gremlin and worked as a security guard on the WB studio lot. That's funny!

Props to Daffy Duck for being his usual manic self (I had to write that. My girlfriend loves Daffy). Steve Martin revels as the head of Acme in sensible shoes. Joan Cusack is a kick in the hilarious Area 52 scenes. And Jenna Elfman doesn't seem to know what to make of it all.


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