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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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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

Corey is seen shooting an impact nail gun without a required air compressor, puncturing the rear tire on the kidnap van when he steals King from the previous kidnapping. 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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You Can Have It (Version I)
Written by Greg Dalton and Omar Rolle
Performed by Big "O"
Courtesy of Macknificent Entertainment
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bad. very bad. very, very bad
12 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

actually would rate this movie a minus 10. i saw it on HBO and walked out. the stars of this movie are usually very good, but none of them could save this utter bomb. 'nuff said.

and now after having said all that was necessary, IMDb says i need 10 lines of commentary.... who are they kidding? the damn movie doesn't warrant 10 lines and IMDb should know that. their own review only lasts two and a half lines.

anyway. the "best, best" part of the movie is the very end and the credits. no one should waste time or money buying or renting this dud, much less watching it. i've actually seen grown men regurgitate a complete meal over this. save yourselves.


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