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Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.

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Don and Bridget Cardigan's upper middle class lifestyle is threatened since Don, who has been out of work for a year, seems to have given up looking for a job, and housewife Bridget has been out of the workforce for most of her life. They are close to $300,000 in debt. Finding out this information, Bridget comes to the conclusion that she needs to get a job - any job - that at least provides them with some benefits. She reluctantly takes a job as a janitor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Almost immediately, Bridget is enthralled with all the old worn out money that is being shredded. She comes up with a plan to get her old lifestyle back by stealing much of that money, which she believes is an easy job since the locks used on the money carts are standard equipment and as she notices that no one ever checks the garbage as she goes about her work. Her plan needs the cooperation of one person who works the shredder and one person who pushes the carts of money. The two people ... Written by Huggo

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language, and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,273,645 (USA) (18 January 2008)

Gross:

$20,668,843 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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Latifah plays the character Nina, whilst her co-star Keaton is known for her role of Nina in Father of the Bride and Father of the bride 2. See more »

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When currency is destroyed at a Federal Reserve, it is carefully accounted for: serial number, denomination, and destroy date. In addition, the carts carrying money are weighed full & empty - as well as the shredded output - with very sensitive scales at several stages for comparative analysis. Allegedly, the scales can detect the absence of a single bill. See more »

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Counselor: People your age in the work force are usually considered real pains in the ass.
Bridget Cardigan: Are you aware that statement is discriminatory and illegal?
Counselor: See! And you don't even work for me.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.84 (2009) See more »

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Unexpected pleasure
21 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was expecting to start watching this movie then switch it off. Yes my expectations were low. However this little movie was great, not great art but a great pleasure to watch. I am no fan of any of the three leading actresses but they made this a joy to watch. Ted Danson (who I could never warm to in Cheers) impresses me with his timing and (in Damages) his acting talent. The story is simply told and is absorbing, entertaining and (unusually for a modern comedy) funny. Not uproariously but it made me smile on many occasions. The viewer cares about the characters and what happens to them and that is a testament to the writing and direction. It is not the best comedy I have ever seen nor the best heist movie but the sum is greater than the parts. Keaton was very good and Queen Latifah was terrific support. I recommend this for a pleasant way to pass an hour or so.


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