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The Ladykillers (2004)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Thriller  -  26 March 2004 (USA)
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An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady.

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A remake of the 1955 comedy, the story revolves around a Southern professor who puts together a group of thieves to rob a casino. They rent a room in an old woman's house, but soon she discovers the plot and they must kill her, a task that is more difficult than it seems. Written by lcheala@imdb.com

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Winner takes all. Spring. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Ladykillers  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$462,395 (Australia) (20 August 2004)

Gross:

$788,764 (Australia) (27 August 2004)
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Trivia

All the musical instruments were re-created by guitar maker Danny Ferrington, because, according to him, the owners of authentic antique instruments refused to lend them for the film. The strange "triple guitar" is a "harpolyre," but because it wasn't invented until the 1830s, it isn't historically correct for the Professor's spurious Renaissance band. The long-necked guitar-like instrument is a theorbo, played in late Renaissance and early Baroque music to accompany singing, provide color, and backup the Basso Continuo. Ferrington built it from scratch. See more »

Goofs

Mrs. Munson mentions her neighbor went down and bought a new stereo at the Costco in Pascagoula. Pascagoula is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast near the Alabama/Mississippi state line - not on the Mississippi River. In addition, there is no Costco in Pascagoula, MS. See more »

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[first lines]
Sheriff Wyner: Unh... Oh! Afternoon, Miss Munson.
Marva Munson: Afternoon, Sheriff. You know the Funthes boy?
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References The Cask of Amontillado (1998) See more »

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Trouble of This World (Coming Home)
Written by William Hughes, Melvin Adams, Kenneth Anthony, Brian Scott,
Ernest Franklin, T Bone Burnett (as Henry Burnett)
Produced by Sol Messiah for SME, LLC, Tahir for Hedrush, LLC and T Bone Burnett
Performed by Nappy Roots
Chorus Performed by Rose Stone, 'Freddie Stone' and Lisa Stone
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Performed by Bill Landford & The Landfordaires
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New version of the classic movie as entertaining and amusing as the British film
24 April 2006 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

A band of botcher thieves (Marlon Wayans , Tzi Ma , Ryan Hurst) led by a cunning man (Tom Hanks) attempt a great robbing , but their scheme is foiled by an allegedly innocent old lady (Irma P. Hall) . They devise a perfect plan which is continuously spoiled by the inopportune intervention of the sweet little landlady .

The picture is a bemusing and droll comedy especially in the parts happen the antics and flops of the heist . The laughters and chuckles are varied and giggles are based on diverse personalities and differences among protagonists . It's an agreeable movie for the youth who will enjoy enormously and with lots of fun . Tom Hanks (in similar role to Alec Guinnes) is terrific as the leader , if you like Hanks manic performance , you'll enjoy this one . However , the profanities and bad taste language are in charge of Marlon Wayans (Scary movie) and other secondaries such as J.K.Simmons (Spiderman) , the Oriental Tzi Ma and the hunk Ryan Hurst are pretty well . Colorful and glamorous cinematography by Roger Deakins and enjoyable music by Carter Burwell (usual musician of Cohen brothers) . The picture is a good adaptation of the classic British film of the golden decade of Ealing studio , a droll black comedy with the same title and featured by Alec Guinnes , Herbert Lom and Peter Sellers and written by Willian Rose . The motion picture was rightly directed by Joel and Ethan Cohen . The flick will appeal to Tom Hanks fans and black comedy buffs . Rating : Better than average , worthwhile seeing.


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