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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 ...
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 USA:

$21,530,160, 25 December 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$110,332,737, 26 February 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$202,026,112, 22 October 2006
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Sound Mix:

| | (8 channels)


Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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In the scene where the migrant workers are being rounded up by Immigration, the INS agent played by Clint Howard mentions that one person is carrying an ID with the name "Opie Taylor". Opie Taylor was played by Clint Howard's brother Ron Howard on the Andy Griffith show. See more »


While preparing a meal in the beginning of the movie, Jane is talking to a client on the phone. Billy is on her shoulders, holding the phone to her ear. Dick says "Fire", and Jane turns to tend to a fire on the stove. A second later in front of the stove, Billy is no longer on her shoulders and Jane is holding the phone herself. 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 »


Spoofed in Fun with Chick & Jane (2006) See more »


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Fast & Funny
11 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Jim Carrey is hard to beat in a role like this. He looks like the all American yuppie - tall, clean shaven, well dressed, and in control of his life - and his comedic delivery has been refined into a polished riff. All is believable when he lets loose because you know this is a guy who has a great sense of humor and he can get you to laugh until you lose your breath without grossing you out or making you groan at absurd silliness. Even while prancing or jabbing the air or contorting his face, Carrey is - hands down - the sexiest comedian on screen today. Tea Leoni is a good match for him because she too can be sexy while doing pratfalls or ending up with mud on her face. This is a dream coupling that should be repeated in more light comedies the way William Powell & Myrna Loy were paired in The Thin Man series.

I found this remake head and shoulders above the original because it had far more energy and there was more 'sympatico' in the match of personalities of Dick & Jane. The new version also has a much more important message about corporate shenanigans and its grave impact on modern society. The film moves at a quick pace and was too short for me, but that's only because I didn't want to leave these characters. They became that fun couple you always invite to your get-togethers because they are the life of every party.

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