MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,498 this week

Laughing to the Bank (2011)
"Laughing to the Bank with Brian Hooks" (original title)

4.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.4/10 from 44 users  
Reviews: write review

A down-on-his-luck actor is frustrated with Hollywood and makes a plan to write, direct, and distribute his own project. When the money goes missing, it proves to just be the beginning of an adventure to get it back.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1554 titles
created 22 Sep 2011
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Laughing to the Bank (2011)

Laughing to the Bank (2011) on IMDb 4.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Laughing to the Bank.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dead Tone (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Finals at the prestigious University of Dreyskill are finally over and it's time to party. "The Crew", as they are known by their peers and dorm mates, are invited to a rich classmate's ... See full summary »

Directors: Brian Hooks, Deon Taylor
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Gwendoline Yeo, Antwon Tanner
3 Strikes (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Brian Hooks plays a character who is just released from jail. And the state adopts a "3 strikes" rule for felons that involves serious penalties. Hooks has 2 strikes, and wants to change ... See full summary »

Director: DJ Pooh
Stars: Brian Hooks, N'Bushe Wright, Faizon Love
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tina seems to have it all: booming business, lots of money, and a great man, Russell, that loves her. So it was no surprised when she was nominated for Mocha Magazine's Woman of year. But ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Melvin
Stars: Denise Boutte, Lavell Crawford, Brely Evans
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ali (Lawrence Adisa), is a struggling real estate agent and ladies man who has never desired to commit to anyone or anything.

Director: Ronnie Warner
Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Lawrence B. Adisa, Brian Hooks
The $cheme (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

Greed, lust and blackmail fuel the escapades of three down-and-out friends.

Director: Marcus Gautesen
Stars: Nathan Anderson, Brian Hooks, Andie Falconi
Q: The Movie (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A young man throwing the cookout to end all cookouts finds his party is skidding off the rails.

Director: Barry Bowles
Stars: Brian Hooks, Keno K. Deary, Carl Gilliard
Malibooty! (Video 2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
Director: Barry Bowles
Stars: Badass Jackson, Ernie Banks, Traci Bingham
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Kent is ready to put his playboy past behind him and marry the girl he loves- but first, he has to prove he's changed his ways for good.

Director: Roger Melvin
Stars: Jason Weaver, Caryn Ward, Gabrielle Dennis
Four Seasons (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Christopher Nolen's "Four Seasons" is a story about Xavier Lamar (Keith Robinson), a 35 year old man who is "almost" ready to settle down with one woman and get married. Xavier has decided ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Nolen
Stars: Keith Robinson, Christian Keyes, Robin Givens
She's Not Our Sister (TV Movie 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

What happens when three sisters find out they stand to inherit a multimillion-dollar fortune, and in the process discover a half-sister their estranged father never told them about?

Director: Vernon Snoop Robinson
Stars: Kellita Smith, Christian Keyes, Drew Sidora
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When Ross is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and given six weeks to live, his newly engaged older brother Seth offers to spend his $50,000 wedding fund on a final trip of a lifetime. ... See full summary »

Director: Seth Grossman
Stars: Ross Patterson, Jessie Wiseman, Seth Grossman
Director: Pascal Atuma
Stars: Pascal Atuma, Oscar Atuma, Trina McGee
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Turner ...
Handy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Devyn Ashley ...
Fat Betty
...
Various
...
Reporter
...
Pedro
Brian Hooks ...
Various
...
London Mike
...
Tooter
Aaron Liebman ...
Talk Show Host
Karl W. Lohninger ...
Peasant to the gallows
...
Arthur
Laila Odom ...
Various
...
Amber White
...
Lady of The Court
...
Various
Edit

Storyline

Laughing to the Bank is written and directed by Brian Hooks, who also starred in High School High (1996), Beloved (1998), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), 3 Strikes (2000), Fool's Gold (2008), and the sitcom Eve (2003) . He delivers a witty and satirical look at an otherwise realistic issue that African American actors and actresses face due to lack of opportunities and roles that represent African Americans in a positive light. This film provides an uplifting and refreshing viewpoint of blacks in Hollywood making opportunities for themselves instead of waiting for them. Written by L2B

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes you have to do it yourself!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content and pervasive language.
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Laughing to the Bank  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

(HD)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss Laughing to the Bank (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?