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Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

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Marshall Taylor
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Richard Monk
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Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

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based on novel | See All (1) »

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Right target. Wrong woman.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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29 August 2014 (Bahamas)  »

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The Switch  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$131,422 (USA) (29 August 2014)

Gross:

$261,695 (USA) (19 September 2014)
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"Wanna fuck?" Melanie says same thing to Louis in Jackie Brown (1997). See more »

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The brand of golf ball used in the Bahamas scene is "Noodle Long and Soft" which were introduced 25 years after the setting of the picture. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Dawson: [talking about Melanie] She looks like a million bucks.
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X Marks The Spot
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Too Light Even for Leonard…Never Quite Clicks
26 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mildly Entertaining but Hardly a Terrific Transformation to the Screen of Neo-Noir Writer Elmore Leonard's Work, The Switch, a Book from 1978 and a Prequel to Jackie Brown.

The Character's are Pale Imitations of the Older Versions in Jackie and are Barely Recognizable in Stature or Personality. This Movie is as Bland as This Type of Thing Comes and is Content on a Lazy Presentation that Lacks Period Oomph with Dialog that is Struggling to Make it from Page to Picture.

The Heavy Cast are All on the Same Weary Wavelength and Seem to be Treading Lightly, Much too Lightly, Even for Leonard's Light Touch. The Thing Never Zings and the Fine Cast just Sort of Go Through the Motions Until the Switchy Ending Comes a Bit too Sudden to have Much Impact.

Worth a Watch for the Cast but Bring Low Expectations for a Rather Rummy Rendition of Elmore Leonard. Those that Like Their Crime Stories with Little Violence and Dialog Driven will Like it More than Most. There is a Dull Edge to this Movie and it Struggles Mightily to Make it Interesting. They Really Don't but Almost.


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