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Mad Money (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  18 January 2008 (USA)
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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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On January 18th, get mad. Get very mad with money. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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

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18 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Locas por el dinero  »

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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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Don Cardigan claims that Czechoslovakia split into Slovakia and the Czech Republic in 1992, but it actually split in 1993. See more »

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Jackie Truman: Since I was 9, I knew for every day of the rest of my life I'd have to stick a needle in my arm. Early onset diabetes. But I didn't tell them.
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Designated Stand-in Jonnee Winkler See more »

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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.84 (2009) See more »

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Money (That's What I Want)
Written by Berry Gordy (as Berry Gordy, Jr.) and Janie Bradford
Performed by Barrett Strong
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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From other reviews, I was expecting much worse.
12 February 2009 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Diane Keaton...well, either I'm getting old - or she's getting better.

Heck, in some shots; she even looks hot - like a MILF...if you don't know what that means, look it up.

Anyway, it was entertaining for the most part and I think that Ted Danson's role was good, but small.

While he has had a decent career, it has never been huge outside of Cheers; however he always does a great job of portrayal and in this movie, I feel he outshines the rest of the major players.

Entertaining and even funny to some degree with a life lesson.

Don't get greedy.

Do I feel that stealing money from the MAN is wrong? Not after the last few years of just stuff going so wrong.

If the government can mess you around - well it's high time to reapply the rules to work for you.


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