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Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  21 December 2005 (USA)
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When an affluent couple lose all their money following a series of blunders, they turn to a life of crime to make ends meet.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Cleeman
Joe Cleeman
Aaron Michael Drozin ...
Billy Harper
Jack's Receptionist
Angry Caller (voice)
Production Assistant


The day before Globodyne's stock tanks, a la Enron, and its pension fund evaporates, the corporation's CEO and CFO set up middle manager Dick Harper to be the public face of the disaster. Jobless, and with no savings, pension, or home equity, Dick and his wife Jane sink slowly into poverty. He looks for work (as do all former Globodyne executives); he even tries day labor with the relatives of their Mexican nanny. A foreclosure notice sends Dick and Jane over the edge into a life of blue-collar crime. Then, as things finally look up, the report of an looming indictment pushes Dick and Jane toward a denouement with the real criminals, the white-collar guys. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Giving Big Businesses a Run For Their Money! See more »


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language, some sexual humor and occasional humorous drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fun with Dick & Jane  »

Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,530,160 (USA) (23 December 2005)


$340,995 (Chile) (10 March 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Jane has to switch the papers in the bank, the form she has to switch is called a CRM-114. The same alphanumeric sequence is used in Dr. Strangelove, Back to the Future, and Men in Black III. See more »


The shot of Jack signing Dick's check in the Grand Cayman Bank is dated in October 2000. When Dick holds the check up, it is dated February 20th. The year is now crossed out. See more »


[first lines]
Dick Harper: Globodyne is a consolidator of media properties. Globodyne is a consolidator of media properties. Consolidator. Consolidator.
[traffic light turns]
Dick Harper: Oh, no!
Title card: Run, Dick, Run
Dick Harper: Globodyne's a consolidator of media properties and data retrieval with a focus in fiber-optic content provision. It's basically a synergy of Web-based and platform-based UNIX-driven delivery systems. OK, I made that last part up.
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Crazy Credits

The start of the ending credits begins with a "special thanks" to former Enron CEO Kenneth L. Lay, who ripped off their employees pensions. The credits then proceed to thank other Enron employees and other companies that have bankrupted, such as Tyco and Worldcom. See more »


Remake of Fun with Dick and Jane (1977) See more »


from Seabiscuit (2003)
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Courtesy of Universal Studios, Inc. and DreamWorks SKG
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A Fun Movie with Great Physical Acting
3 June 2006 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

Have we lost our humor in America? This is a very funny movie. In many ways it's a dark comedy with a happy ending. But it moves quickly, is a parody on timely issues and has some of the best physical acting you'll ever see.

Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni work very well together. And while the 1977 original had two of my favorite people (whacko politics aside for Jane Fonda because she was a hoot in Barbarella), I think this version was more light hearted and more up to date.

I have a strange feeling that younger people didn't understand the concept, 20-30's thought it implausible for them and people above were frightened by its premise.

7 out of 10 for an entertaining time.

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