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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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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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

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Also Known As:

The Whole Nine Yards 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$391,854 (Brazil) (29 October 2004)
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When Jill and Jimmy are having their make-up sex, we hear Bruce Willis saying "Yipee-ki-yay." This alludes to his famous line in the movie Die Hard (1988). See more »

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When Jimmy and Oz are talking at the bar, the salt shaker disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia: I swear to God, Oz. If you look at that monitor one more time...
Nicholas 'Oz' Oseransky: I'll be taking cold showers for the rest of my life?
Cynthia: For starters.
[Oz turns off monitor]
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Lean Cuisine
26 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not much nutrition here, I'm afraid. Kapner really stretches this stuff thin - as thin as cardboard, and about as tasteless.

This time there are more borrowings - the hapless Perry plays it more or less as Belushi's part in "The Man With One Red Shoe". Pollack wears the Sopranos 'Uncle Junior' glasses, and he has nowhere to go but in the direction of greater and greater excess. The gangsters and hit men all have post-"Analyze This" issues.

On the plus side, Willis knows he has to mix things up, so he plays this as though he's 'outside' the narrative, and 'in his own movie' - playing it more between the movie reality and us. Peet competently keeps up her end of the equation.

But this is beyond anyone's skill to save - not enough calories here to thrive on.


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