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Identity Thief (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  8 February 2013 (USA)
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Mild mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Florida to confront the deceptively harmless looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian (as Tip 'T.I.' Harris)
Party Guy
Tyler Nilson ...
Party Guy
Party Guy's Buddy


Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) gets a nice call confirming his name and other identifying information. The next thing he knows, a spa in Florida is reminding him of his appointment and his credit cards are maxed out. With his identity stolen, Sandy leaves his wife, kids and job to literally bring the thief to justice in Colorado. Keeping tabs on the other Sandy (Melissa McCarthy) and run-ins with bounty hunters is harder than he was expecting, and ultimately the cross-country trip is going to find both Sandys learning life tips from one another. Written by napierslogs

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Is this the face of a thief? See more »


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

ID Theft  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,551,025 (USA) (8 February 2013)


$134,455,175 (USA) (31 May 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Motel clerk in Georgia who tells Jason Bateman that "he should treat his wife better because otherwise someone else will", is actually married to Melissa McCarthy in real life. See more »


When Sandy and Diana frantically jump in the car and drive away from the home invaders, the rear view background settings change inconsistently between shots as they're driving and talking. See more »


Diana: Dawn Budgie... That's a terrible fucking name.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, we hear two lines of dialog from earlier in the movie. The Skiptracer Robert Patrick saying "No, Sandy's a girl's name!" And Sandy Jason Bateman replying "It's not, it's unisex!" See more »


Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »


I Eat Boys Like You for Breakfast
Written by Stefan Tornby, Ida Maria (as Ida Siversten)
Performed by Ida Maria
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

4 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Disappointed would be the first word that comes to mind. With such a colorful cast, you would expect a "laugh out loud" comedy but I found that aside from a few scenes, that was not the case. Melissa McCarthy was a riot in the movie Bridesmaids and her weekly TV show Mike an Molly so naturally you would assume a movie where she plays the leading role would be hilarious but the film definitely left something to be desired. I would say to save your money and to wait until the DVD release.

5.5 out of 10

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