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Gold Diggers (2003)

Lady Killers (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 17 September 2004 (USA)
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A pair of losers marry two elderly sisters, thinking they'll inherit their fortune and Beverly Hills estate.

Director:

Gary Preisler

Writers:

Gary Preisler (story), Michael Canale (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Will Friedle ... Calvin Menhoffer
Chris Owen ... Leonard Smallwood
Louise Lasser ... Doris Mundt
Renée Taylor ... Betty Mundt
Nikki Ziering ... Charlene
Rudy De Luca ... Uncle Walt (as Rudy DeLuca)
Jack Ong ... Mr. Woo
J.J. Cole J.J. Cole ... Minister
Carmen Twillie ... Gospel Singer
Gabriel Bologna ... Jail Guard
Mary Albee Mary Albee ... Woman on the Street
Draegin Draegin ... Bruno 'The Dog'
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Storyline

A pair of losers marry two elderly sisters, thinking they'll inherit their fortune and Beverly Hills estate.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy about two of the world's worst gold diggers who'd do anything to be on top. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, and some drug related material | See all certifications »
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Trivia

One of only six theatrical wide releases on record in the United States to average less than $600 US Dollars on its debut weekend per theater in the past 25 years. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie where we see how bumbling the two guys are in their acts of crime, Leonard grabs a purse that is attached to a woman's prosthetic left arm. When he brings it back to her, she beats him with a right arm (the hands have switched). See more »

Quotes

Leonard Smallwood: Cal's built like a stallion!
Calvin Menhoffer: A black stallion.
[snorts like a horse]
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Crazy Credits

Additional footage from the wedding is shown during the first part of the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Grease (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Lady Killers
Written by Michael T. Rutter (as Michael Rutter)
Performed by Carmel Helene
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User Reviews

 
Well worth a rental on a dull night
12 March 2006 | by wgeddingsSee all my reviews

I'm a 43 year old father in a small Southern town. Just saying that so you will understand that I am not the target audience for this type of movie. I ignored it at the theater and had no plans to ever watch it. However, after enjoying National Lampoon's Dorm Daze, I figured I would give it a try at the rental store. I am glad I did.

The previews and such are not entirely truthful about this movie. It appears to be 2 young guys out to scam 2 older women. While it is that, it is also 2 older women out to scam 2 young guys who are some of the dumbest criminals ever. The "old women being sexy" angle is not played up nearly as much as you would think and rather than make fun of them, they seem to be making just as much fun of stereotypes.

This is not an Oscar movie or one with long lasting deep plots but it is a decent way to laugh on a rainy day. You will not split your sides laughing but the pace is good and the jokes funny rather than silly most of the time. While this is not a movie I am sorry I missed at the theater, and perhaps not one I will go out and buy, it was one that I enjoyed watching and felt well worth the rental. Just because the cover and premise seem so silly, don't just pass it by.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Lady Killers See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$403,164, 19 September 2004

Gross USA:

$527,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$829,140
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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