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King's Ransom (2005)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  22 April 2005 (USA)
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Hoping to foil his own gold-digging wife's plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Malcolm King
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Corey
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Renee King
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Angela Drake (as Nicole Parker)
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Peaches Clarke
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Miss Gladys
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Andre
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Kim Baker
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Herb Clarke
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Brooke Mayo
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Grandma
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Raven
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Byron (as Roger Cross)
Millie Tresierra ...
Woman
Robert Smith ...
David (as Rob Smith)
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Storyline

Malcolm King is a wealthy and arrogant businessman whose ex-wife to be has plans to take him for everything he's worth in their divorce settlement. Determined to avoid losing his fortune to her, Malcolm plans his own kidnapping with the help of his dim-witted mistress and her ex-con brother. Unfortunately for Malcolm, he is not the only one with a kidnapping plot. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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You Want to Kidnap the King? Take a Number! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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22 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Untitled Anthony Anderson Project  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,684 (South Africa) (8 July 2005)

Gross:

$41,684 (South Africa) (8 July 2005)
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Goofs

Andre gets a phone call from Peaches while she is driving to meet him. She lets Andre know she misses him and she loves him. Andre dives on the bed in celebration. Andre is wearing socks when he dives on the bed, but when the shot returns to Andre on the bed he is barefoot. See more »

Quotes

Miss Gladys: [Renee calls Malcolm's office again and Miss Gladys picks up the phone] Malcolm King's office.
Renee King: You hung up on me, you old witch!
Miss Gladys: Call me that again and I snatch every hair off your black ass!
Renee King: Just do your job and get Malcolm.
Miss Gladys: Gold digger. Hold on!
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Referenced in Crossover (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Care
Written by Osinachi Nwaneri and Collins Nwaneri
Performed by Lil Cal
Courtesy of Zync Music
By Arrangement with Windswept Holdings, LLC
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bad. very bad. very, very bad
12 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

actually would rate this movie a minus 10. i saw it on HBO and walked out. the stars of this movie are usually very good, but none of them could save this utter bomb. 'nuff said.

and now after having said all that was necessary, IMDb says i need 10 lines of commentary.... who are they kidding? the damn movie doesn't warrant 10 lines and IMDb should know that. their own review only lasts two and a half lines.

anyway. the "best, best" part of the movie is the very end and the credits. no one should waste time or money buying or renting this dud, much less watching it. i've actually seen grown men regurgitate a complete meal over this. save yourselves.


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