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King's Ransom (2005)

PG-13 | | 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 overview, first billed only:
Angela Drake (as Nicole Parker)
Peaches Clarke
Kim Baker
Herb Clarke
Brooke Mayo
Millie Tresierra ...
Robert Smith ...
David (as Rob Smith)


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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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Anthony Anderson Project  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,137,685, 24 April 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,006,906, 27 May 2005
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jay Mohr had actual mustard splattered all over his face See more »


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 »


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 »


Written by Tanya White and Russell Howard
Performed by Freckles
Courtesy of E2 MusicWorks
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This movie should have been straight to DVD. It was SO damn bad!
15 October 2009 | by 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 god damn 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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