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One for the Money (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  27 January 2012 (USA)
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Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.

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After losing her job, Jersey girl Stephanie Plum is broke. Needing a job she is told that her cousin, a bail bondsman, needs someone to help out in the office. But the only job openings he has are for skip tracers. She learns that Joe Morelli, a guy she knew intimately years ago, is one of the "skips". She eventually finds him but wasn't really prepared so he gets away. Another bounty hunter, Ranger, tries to teach her. Eventually she finds Morelli again, but he claims he is innocent of the crime he is accused of and he is trying to prove his innocence. Eventually Stephanie thinks he's telling the truth so she stakes out the person who can help him. She only finds herself in trouble and Morelli saves her. She tries to find someone who can prove his innocence, but the problem is that shortly after meeting with them they're killed or attacked. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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She's looking for a few not-so-good men.


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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual references and language, some drug material and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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27 January 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sólo por dinero  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,515,790 (USA) (27 January 2012)

Gross:

$26,404,753 (USA) (6 April 2012)
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Based on the 1994 book "One for the Money," by Janet Evanovich. Evanovich has published 24 novels on the Stephanie Plum series. The 24th novel, Takedown Twenty, was published on 2013. See more »

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In the beginning of the film, when Stephanie is driving to dinner with her parents in New Jersey, she is actually driving towards Pennsylvania on the "Trenton Makes" Bridge. The letters are only on the southern side of the bridge, and they are to her left, which means she's driving west. See more »

Quotes

Joe Morelli: [after Stephanie kills Jimmy Alpha] I think you're gonna make it, Cupcake. Cone over here and help me out of this, will you?
[Stephanie looks at him]
Joe Morelli: Steph? What? Cuffs!
[She smiles slowly]
Joe Morelli: Steph? Stephanie? Plum?
[She reaches for the door]
Joe Morelli: No, don't you even think about it!
[he rips the rail out of the side of the truck and charges toward the door... ]
Joe Morelli: Steph! No, no, no!
[Which she closes and locks]
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Remake of One for the Money (2002) See more »

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A Man Size Job
Written by Denise Jones
Performed by Denise LaSalle
Courtesy of Westbound Records
License arranged by Fine Gold Music
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Total Mess
29 July 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In New Jersey, the newly-divorced Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) is a complete loser. She lost her job in Macy's and has no money to pay her bills. Her mother tells her that her cousin, who has a bail-bond business, is hiring a person to help him. Stephanie gets the position of recovery agent and is assigned to catch her former boyfriend Joe Morelli (Jason O'Mara) that is a cop accused of executing a drug dealer. Stephanie finds Joe and he claims that he is innocent and was framed. She tries to find evidences that he is innocent and evolves with very dangerous people.

"One for the Money" is a total mess, lost between a comedy and a thriller. The heavy hand of director Julie Anne Robinson makes a movie unfunny and violent for a comedy and silly for a thriller. I bought this DVD on sale because of the name of Katherine Heigl, who is miscast in the role of a bounty hunter and can not save this movie, and I was completely disappointed. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Como Agarrar Meu Ex-Namorado" ("How to Catch My Ex- Boyfriend")


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