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Identity Thief (2013)

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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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Storyline

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

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Is this the face of a sucker? See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,551,025 (USA) (10 February 2013)

Gross:

$134,506,920 (USA)
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Trivia

After Sandy and Diane purchase the $200 car, the scene showing their arrival to St. Louis as they cross a bridge is actually downtown Chattanooga. The tallest buildings and St. Louis Arch were digitally added. See more »

Goofs

The movie turns on the premise that the crook needs to "be standing right here" to make an arrest, as a police officer tells Bateman's character. Bateman lives in Colorado, while McCarthy's character is making the false charges in Florida. Not so. "If the perpetrator is found, they are usually arrested in the area in which they live, and all local, state and federal documentation is sent to that court system," said Raul Vargas, a fraud specialist with Identity Theft 911. "Keep in mind, jurisdiction is based upon the area in which the crime occurred, not the area in which the victim lives. See more »

Quotes

Sandy Patterson: Now, I have allotted us each $8 per meal, so it looks like you can get one of the...
[gets attention from the Waitress]
Sandy Patterson: One of the salads or a soup or...
[to the waitress]
Sandy Patterson: Sorry, I'm quick. The tomato soup for me, please. That'll do.
Diana: I'm gonna take a full slab of the baby backs, and I'm going to take that with mashed taters, hushpuppies, and I'm going get a... I'm going to have sweet tea.
Sandy Patterson: The fuck you are.
Diana: [chuckles] I don't know what that means.
Sandy Patterson: I asked you to eat less food.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Identity Thief (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Messin 'Round
Written by Gary Clark Jr.
Performed by Gary Clark Jr.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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McCarthy's Character Sucks
7 June 2013 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Halfway through the movie I walked out of the theater. I loved horrible bosses but I hated this crap. Its terrible. McCarthy's character is so unlikeable that I wish she was mutilated in a Texas Chainsaw movie or something. Her character made me p!ssed off and I wish someone in the movie would just beat the SH !T out of her but it never happened.

I'm a 20 year old male and I could not connect with anyone in this movie. One of the most frustrating movies to watch. Just made me squirm in my seat. It was like torture. I was bleeding from my eyes and ears from the pain.

This movie is bad

I wouldn't watch this if you paid me $5 to sit through the whole thing

I wish I could rate this a zero


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