After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word he speaks.
Josh Kovaks is the manager of a high-rise condominium in New York. He is close to all the tenants, especially financier Arthur Shaw. One day Shaw is arrested by the FBI for fraud. Josh thinks it's a misunderstanding that can be resolved, but later he learns that the employees' pension fund - which he asked Shaw to handle - is gone. When one of the employees tries to kill himself, Josh's views of Shaw change. He goes to see him and loses his temper, and his job. The FBI agent in charge tells him that Shaw might walk, and recovering the pension fund is unlikely. She tells him that it's been rumored that Shaw has $20 million lying around if he needs it in a hurry. Josh thinks he knows where it is, so with two other fired employees and an evicted tenant, they set out to get into Shaw's penthouse to get the money. But they realize they need the assistance of someone who knows how to steal, so Josh asks an old acquaintance named Slide who he knows is a thief to help them. Written by
When Josh (Ben Stiller) bails and picks up Slide (Eddie Murphy) from Riker's Island, Josh starts talking about a car named a Nova. When Murphy starred in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), he drove a "crappy, blue Nova". See more »
When referencing The Lion King, Lester says "Mustafa" when the character's name is "Mufasa." However, the mispronunciation could have been deliberate as Lester was referencing a drunken moment Josh has had in the past, and directly quoting him during Josh's drunken state. See more »
The average apartment in the Tower costs 5.6 million dollars. We have the best views, the most advanced security systems, but you know what these people are really buying?
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Genius of Love
Written by Tom Tom Club
Performed by Tom Tom Club
Courtesy of Metered Music Inc. and
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from the Universal Music Enterprises and
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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I hadn't seen a good Eddie Murphy movie in some time and when I saw the trailer I thought it was going to be a very predictable story line. But on the contrary...it was fresh and very entertaining! The beginning kept me guessing how the plot was going to set up. Then, when it all came together, their plan started to unravel...It was nice to see Matthew Broderick acting again and in full quirk mode...He played a great nerd! Alan Alda was a joy to hate as the bad guy and Ben Stiller was his usual perfect lead man! The casting was perfect and the music kept the excitement going until the end! If you are looking for a fun, "feel good" movie with good acting, then this is a must see! Long live Robin Hood!!!
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