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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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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: [about Malcolm divorcing Renee] So you finally decided to divorce the bitch.
Malcolm King: The bitch is history.
Malcolm King: [Miss Gladys slaps Malcolm on the head] What?
Miss Gladys: What did I say about swearing?
Malcolm King: But you said the same thing Miss Gladys.
Miss Gladys: If I jumped off a bridge would you do it to?
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Referenced in Crossover (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Incense, Wine and Candles
Written by Lambert Anthony Waldrip II and Steve Hardeman
Performed by Steve Hardeman
Courtesy of Trebmal Music
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This movie should have been straight to DVD. It was SO damn bad!
15 October 2009 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This movie was probably the crappiest movie I've ever seen. I watched it in Winnipeg, at my friend's house. I found it on my friends' coffee table, and had to see how bad it was. Critics all over were panning the film, and I had to see for myself. It was even worse than I thought it would be, with a ridiculous and stupid plot, unimaginative jokes, and nasty characters.

Here's the plot.: King's Ransom is about an arrogant rich king named Malcolm King. His wife is angry with him, and wants him to pay her alimony or somethin. I don't know what it's for, but I think alimony. When she wants him to pay, he plans his own kidnapping so he doesn't have to pay her. At the same time, other people are planing to kidnap him, too! When one of the kidnappers DOES kidnap Malcolm, he thinks the kidnapper is following his ridiculous plan, but he's not! I'm not saying anymore for the plot.

The deleted scenes were better than the movie, which was crap. Take my word for it. I'd rather get punched repeatedly in the face than watch this again. Ugh! A ONE out of ten for King's Ransom. I would have gone with zero, but you can only go a minimum of one. Please never watch this!


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