The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  9 April 2004 (USA)
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Jimmy the Tulip's (Willis) quiet new life is shaken up by his old pal Oz (Perry), whose wife (Henstridge) has been kidnapped by a Hungarian mob. The Tulip and his wife Jill (Peet) spring into action.



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Thanks to falsified dental records supplied by his former neighbor Nicholas Oz Oseransky, retired hitman Jimmy The Tulip Tudeski now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past unexpectedly shows up on Jimmy and Jill's doorstep: it's Oz, and he's begging them to help him rescue his wife from the Hungarian mob. To complicate matters even further, the men, who are out to get Oz, are led by Lazlo Gogolak, a childhood rival of Jimmy's and another notorious hitman. Oz, Jimmy and Jill will have to go the whole nine yards--and then some--to manage the mounting Mafioso mayhem. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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They missed each other. This time, their aim is better.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Whole Nine Yards 2  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,685,381 (USA) (9 April 2004)


$391,854 (Brazil) (29 October 2004)

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The tattoo on Jimmy the Tulip's back is the logo of the production company. See more »


When Jill is holding up the dollar bill to Laszlo, the same side is shown in both directions. i.e. the side that says "One" in the center is seen from Jill's point of view in one shot, and then from Laszlo's point of view in the next without Jill ever turning it around. The side with Geaorge Washington is never seen although we see both sides of the bill. See more »


Jill: I thought I married a contract killer, not Martha Stewart.
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By no means as good as the original...
30 November 2005 | by (Winter Springs) – See all my reviews

When Oz's (Matthew Perry) new wife Cynthia (Natasha Henstridge) is captured by the mob, he is no one else to turn to but his old friend Jimmy the Tulip (Bruce Willis). Teaming up with Jimmy and his new wife (Amanda Peat), Oz experiences another crime filled adventure with the mob.

Although not nearly as funny or as exciting as the original, The Whole Ten yards will surely entertain…for the most part. About half of the movie is clever and entertaining and would have deserved my recommendation, but the twist at the end is terrible and made the movie seem worthless. After the twist, follows a ridiculous display of events that are horrible, making the movie in my opinion a failure but still not absolutely terrible. Overall, the movie follows in the footsteps of an entertaining comedy but falls short of what could have been.

I do not recommend this film.

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