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Screwed (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 12 May 2000 (USA)
A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.




Cast overview, first billed only:
Norm MacDonald ... Willard Fillmore (as Norm Macdonald)
Dave Chappelle ... Rusty P. Hayes
Elaine Stritch ... Miss Crock
Danny DeVito ... Grover Cleaver
Daniel Benzali ... Detective Tom Dewey
Sherman Hemsley ... Chip Oswald
Sarah Silverman ... Hillary
Malcolm Stewart ... Roger
Lochlyn Munro ... Officer Richardsen
Brent Chapman ... Dane
Brian Jensen Brian Jensen ... Dane
Shawn Macdonald ... Dane
Kelly Fiddick Kelly Fiddick ... Dane
Helena Yea Helena Yea ... Aunt Mabel
Lorenzo Campbell Lorenzo Campbell ... Tito


A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.

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Everyone gets it in the end.


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex-related humor, nudity, language, some violence and brief drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Directorial debut of screenwriting partnership, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The two were responsible for the screenplays to Ed Wood (1994), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Man on the Moon (1999) and Auto Focus (2002). As of 2019, it is the only film they directed. See more »


When Willard and Rusty are being shot at by Grover in the police car, he shoots bullet holes in the hood, then the holes go away and he shoots new ones in again in a different shot. See more »


Rusty P. Hayes: You expect me to believe you were mugged?
Willard Fillmore: Mugged? It was more like a rape!
Willard Fillmore: Well... not real rape.
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References Romancing the Stone (1984) See more »


The Mymie Mymie Song
Words and Music by Danny DeVito
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User Reviews

Unappealing comedy
27 April 2010 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I am sure other people who have posted their comments on this movie here have referenced the title in their comments, so I won't even try to make the same kind of joke. As you may have guessed by that last sentence, I didn't find this movie very appealing. For one thing, this is an extremely scummy-looking movie. Almost every shot look dark, dirty, and slimy - surprising, because it was filmed in clean British Columbia. But what was worse about the movie was how abrasive it was, harsh-feeling and tough to sit through. It is EXTREMELY loud, and almost every actor gives a strident and unappealing performance (the only actor who survives is Sherman Hemsley.) The movie is also badly written - MacDonald's girlfriend character is awkwardly introduced and stays missing for most of the movie, and characters keep failing to check things before making major actions and decisions. And it was strange that though this movie is taking place in the winter, in one scene in a car you can see bright sunshine and leaves on trees.

Oh, and the movie isn't funny at all.

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Release Date:

12 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ballbusted See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,342,085, 14 May 2000

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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