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An update of the 1977 comedy, Dick and Jane are living the good life. That is until Dick (Jim Carrey) loses his job shortly after getting a promotion that convinced his wife Jane (Téa Leoni) to quit her job. The money is gone, and the house ends up in foreclosure. Dick decides to turn to a hilarious life of crime to pay the bills with his lovely wife by his side. Then together they decide it's ... See full summary »

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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 »

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

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21 December 2005 (USA)  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,138 (Chile) (3 March 2006)

Gross:

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

Paramount Pictures paid Sony over US$100,000 to interrupt filming of this movie for a week so that Jim Carrey could do promotional appearances for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[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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The end credits feature 'Special Thanks' to co-operations or persons who were responsible/involved in some of the greatest financial collapses in American business history, like Enron, Arthur Andersen, Worldcom or that company's former CEO Bernie Ebbers. See more »


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Wedding
from Seabiscuit (2003)
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Courtesy of Universal Studios, Inc. and DreamWorks SKG
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Light comedy with some good laughs
5 February 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

In previews and early reviews this movie was called "one of the funniest movies ever" and I was eager to see it. But after a while it began to get called "the worst Jim Carrey movie ever". I still thought I should see it, being a big Jim Carrey fan, plus I haven't always agreed with the critics. After seeing it I can't say it's the funniest movie ever, but it definitely isn't the worst.

I have not seen the original version, but I'm sure there are some modern plot twists and of course original jokes. There are plenty of gags and funny situations that kept me entertained throughout and some really good ones that made me laugh hysterically. Many comedies are very silly which makes them so funny, but people have said that this movie is just silly and not funny at all, I can't agree. While there are some small parts that are just silly, the rest are not.

Acting wise it is quite good. Jim Carrey does his trademark craziness well in this one. The rest of the cast do well too.

Overall it's a funny, entertaining movie. If you feel like a light comedy with some good laughs, ignore the harsh critics and go and see it.


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