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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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)

Gross:

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

Kevin McCarthy has a guest role as Dr Miles Bennell - the same character he had played in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) nearly 50 years earlier. This was at least the third time he had played the role, as he also had a cameo as this character in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). See more »

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The glasses and bow tie appear on Bugs without us seeing him put them on See more »

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Mr. Chairman: Chair people, I reveal to you... the whereabouts of the Blue Monkey
[laughs, then plugs the phone in the table and the map appears with Daffy in it]
Mr. Chairman: ... There's a duck in the middle of the map, remove the duck... Remove the Duck! The duck is in the mid... Duck!
[Throws the phone at the screen and breaks it]
Mr. Chairman: ... Oh... Now, we cannot let a boy, a girl, and a duck and a rabbit thwart our plans for global domination!
Damien Drake: Wanna bet?
Mr. Chairman: A Wager?
Damien Drake: $5 dollars says my son will scuttle your diabolicle plans and ...
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there is a deleted scene from the casino chase involving Daffy Duck, Nasty Canasta, and Cottontail Smith. See more »

Connections

References Which Way to the Front? (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Orpheus in the Underworld Overture: Can-Can
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Written by Jacques Offenbach
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Much Better Than Expected
14 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though I had heard good things about this film, I didn't expect that much....but was very surprised. It's good, very entertaining and worth watching. The humor is excellent with some very funny things in here and very clever in spots. It helps a lot to know your Looney Tunes characters and it helps a great deal to know your film history. References to old films and characters are everywhere. For that reason, I would recommend this film for classic movie fans. They'll be pleasantly surprised.

On the bad side, I found the film too loud, which is no surprise since cartoons tend to be that way. The loudest may have been Daffy Duck, who is a major player in this film. The female lead, Jenna Elman, is too hard-looking and just not likable to me.

The positives outweigh the negatives, however. If you can put up with the loudness and stupid acting (Steve Martin is brutal here in that regard), you'll still get a ton of laughs out of this movie.


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