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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 (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)
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

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

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 »

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Searching for You
Written by Tanya White and Tommy McLaughlin
Performed by Tanya White
Courtesy of E2 MusicWorks
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Great cast, (below) average movie
4 February 2006 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

A movie is about Malcom King, a spoiled tycoon, who treats people like dirt and acts funny. I think the character was quite good for the comedy genre, so bad the writers of the story weren't bit more creative. The core of the comedy is, that at certain situation, three different groups or individuals mastermind and want to execute the kidnapping (including Mr. King himself). This situation brings a lot of confusion and fun, but I was very disappointed at the laughable material in this comedy. It definitely isn't the type of comedy where you have problems to catch on breathing. Quite reversely, you'll hardly laugh at this flick. It's a kind of light movie you can stare at, and smile for the most part. I expected much more, but it didn't hurt.


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