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King's Ransom (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 22 April 2005 (USA)
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 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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,137,685 (USA) (24 April 2005)

Gross:

$4,006,906 (USA) (27 May 2005)
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Jay Mohr had actual mustard splattered all over his face See more »

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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 »

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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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Fire and Desire
Written by Rick James
Performed by Rick James
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Anthony Anderson gets a lead role
6 August 2005 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

King's Ransom

Starring: Anthony Anderson, Charlie Murphy, Regina Hall, Nicole Ari Parker, Kellita Smith, Jay Mohr, Brooke D'Orsay, Donald Faison and Loretta Devine

Rated PG-13 for Crude and Sexual Humor and Language

Genre: Comedy/Crime

Star Rating: ***1/2 out of 5

This is the first movie with Anthony Anderson playing the leading role and before that he was pretty much the sidekick role in these buddy comedy movies. Anthony Anderson plays Malcolm King, who is a big time rich businessman who has an ex-wife, Renee King (Kellita Smith) who is wanting half of the money Malcolm is making in his company in the divorce settlement. Malcolm decides to plan his own kidnapping so that way he doesn't have to pay his ex-wife half the money with the help of his dim-witted mistress, Peaches Clarke (Regina Hall) and her ex-con brother, Herb Clarke (Charlie Murphy). But Malcolm's employees have had enough of Malcolm's attitude and are wanting to hold him for ransom and another guy named Corey (Jay Mohr) is kidnapping Malcolm to try to get the money for his sister. This movie was outrageously hilarious! Plus I think this is also the first time I have seen Charlie Murphy do a movie because he is mainly known for being one of the co-stars off "Chappelle's Show"!

BOTTOM LINE: OUTRAGEOUS!


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