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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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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 (as Charlie Murphy)
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Brooke Mayo
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Grandma
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Raven
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Byron (as Roger Cross)
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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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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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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

When the bus driving down the street at the beginning of the movie, the shadow of the cameraman is visible as the bus drives under a street light. See more »

Quotes

Corey: [Corey is talking on the phone with Malcolm's ex-wife] I demand a ransom of $10,000 dollars.
Malcolm King: [Malcolm grabs the phone from Corey] What $10,000 dollars? I'm not worth $10,000 dollars! You kidnapped Malcolm King not Bobby Brown!
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Referenced in Crossover (2006) See more »

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Wiggle It
Written by Kevin Ford and Tim Carmon
Performed by Kevin Ford and Traci Nelson
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what the hell
22 October 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I think my plot summary speaks for itself! I would have expected better from Anthony Anderson... actually :|. He needs to make more movies like The Departed and needs to stay clear of train wrecks like this. You don't even find out the actually plot of the movie until 45 minutes in, and this is a 90 minute movie. It feels like a Simpsons episode where there are jokes and random things happening for the first 15 minutes then the actual problem arises in the last 10 minutes. The only difference with this though is that... Its just not funny! Jay Mohr couldn't even save this and i love Jay Mohr. My advice, forget this movie exists and go see The Departed where you can see Anthony Anderson at his prime. Horrible movie


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