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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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Big Man. Big Plan. Big Mistake. 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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Box Office

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

During the car chase down Dearbon Street in Chicago, Illinois, Jay Mohr turns an intersection while being followed. A National Bank sign is visible after passing the cop. Banque Nationale is only in Canada; as the film was made in Montreal, Quebec. 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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Worst Nightmare
Written by Meech Wells and RBX
Performed by RBX
Courtesy of In a Zone Productions
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What movie did you other people go see??
17 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, I am obviously alone here.

I thought this movie was funny but too short.

Peaches rocked.

The gold-digger wife was (is) hot.

Loretta Devine as the secretary...flawless.

The acting-VP with the college degrees...or...no degrees, going berserk...could it be any funnier?

The sandwich getting body slammed on the roadside? funny shtick.

And the fifty-cent music...perfect!

I thought this movie had a lot to offer. It was just too short. The credits were rolling but I was wanting more.

Remember, it is not true to life. It seems that "black" films are required to either represent true life or contain a "do-good message" for the youth.

I'd prefer to go to a movie to laugh and be entertained.

I thought this film was entertaining.

King's Ransom was funny but too short.

I've seen it twice just to make sure.


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