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Where the Money Is (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Comedy, Crime | 14 April 2000 (USA)
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Carol Ann MacKay is a fine, popular nurse at a retirement home, and spends her free time with her hunky athletic husband Wayne MacKay, who was the star of her school's football team when ... See full summary »

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Marek Kanievska

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E. Max Frye (story), E. Max Frye (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Newman ... Henry
Linda Fiorentino ... Carol
Dermot Mulroney ... Wayne
Susan Barnes Susan Barnes ... Mrs. Foster
Anne Pitoniak Anne Pitoniak ... Mrs. Tetlow
Bruce MacVittie ... Karl
Irma St. Paule Irma St. Paule ... Mrs. Galer (as Irma St. Paul)
Michel Perron Michel Perron ... Guard
Dorothy Gordon ... Mrs. Norton
Rita Tuckett Rita Tuckett ... Mrs. Weiler (as Rita Tucket)
Diane Amos Diane Amos ... Kitty
Dawn Ford ... Cheryl - Wife #2
T.J. Kenneally T.J. Kenneally ... Farwell Welk
Rod McLachlan ... Lloyd the Cop (as Roderick McLachlan)
Bill Corday Bill Corday ... Grounds Worker
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Storyline

Carol Ann MacKay is a fine, popular nurse at a retirement home, and spends her free time with her hunky athletic husband Wayne MacKay, who was the star of her school's football team when she was high school prom queen; he still would do anything for her, including cleaning up the messes her ideas get them in. When legendary bank robber Henry Manning, who had a major stroke in prison, is placed in the home, supposedly having lost all control over his body, she notices he must be in far better condition then he lets appear, and tries everything to find out- when she pushes his wheelchair in a canal at a picnic, Henry gives up. The McKays keep his secret and Henry doesn't actually run in Waynes car as his first impulse was; soon Carol gets his confidence and the two start planning how they three can commit another robbery on an armored money transport, which brings them together. It doesn't go quite according to plan, but they get the loot; however, before the money can be split some big... Written by KGF Vissers

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Another con. Another sting. Another day. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | USA | UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein heißer Coup See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,513,530, 16 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,658,940, 21 May 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally set to be a vehicle for Sean Connery, but he ended up dropping out to focus on Entrapment (1999) (which, ironically, had a similar plot of an older thief and a younger female partner planning a heist.) See more »

Quotes

Henry Manning: Honey, I'm playing brain dead, not brain damaged.
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Referenced in Eisai to tairi mou: Episode #1.1 (2001) See more »

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Performed by Barry Omarr & Stephen Lang
Written by Stephen Lang and Len Boone
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Quality Paul Newman Flick.....
13 April 2000 | by thescabSee all my reviews

My girlfriend took me to an advance screening of this film so we had no idea what we were in for. I had just seen Nobody's Fool so I was well prepared for the pace of the film, and Newman's sly, charming style. Fortunately, he didn't disappoint, (he's still as reliable as ever), and the film still held plenty of surprises for me. I will admit I was less than interested for the first 20 minutes, but by the end, I was impressed.

Newman plays Henry Manning, a old thief who crosses paths with Carol Ann MacKay (Fiorentino) who is a restless nurse at a rest home. As you can guess, it's a heist film with plenty of hilarity and real suspense. Keep in mind, it's a mild hilarity and suspense, with subtle exchanges and real emotional investment. The scenes play slowly and meticulously, like a heist, waiting for the exact moment to give us the payoff. They hit the mark more often than not in both arenas of comedy and suspense,

The chemistry between the principles is strong, especially with Fiorentino and Newman, with intelligent dialogue that takes the plot through a natural progression that doesn't betray the two lead characters.

Make no mistake, Newman's presence elevates this film, as he often does, and he does it with such ease that it's a joy to watch. If you like Newman's recent work, this film will not disappoint you.

As I have indicated, it's a slow film, not too deep, not overly witty, but subtle. It works on many levels, so I have no problem recommending it to fans of Paul Newman.


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