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What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy , Crime | 1 June 2001 (USA)
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A rich man catches a thief burglarizing his home and steals the thief's lucky ring, who then tries to get it back.

Director:

Sam Weisman

Writers:

Donald E. Westlake (novel), Matthew Chapman (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... Kevin Caffery
Danny DeVito ... Max Fairbanks
John Leguizamo ... Berger
Glenne Headly ... Gloria Sidell
Carmen Ejogo ... Amber Belhaven
Bernie Mac ... Uncle Jack
Larry Miller ... Earl Radburn
Nora Dunn ... Lutetia Fairbanks
Richard Schiff ... Walter Greenbaum
William Fichtner ... Detective Alex Tardio
Ana Gasteyer ... Ann Marie
Sascha Knopf ... Tracey Kimberly
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Edwina (as Siobhan Fallon)
GQ ... Shelly Nix
Lenny Clarke ... Windham
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Storyline

Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his partners. Written by Andrew L.

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Taglines:

It takes a thief to nail a crook.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Release Date:

1 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daha Kötüsü Olamaz See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,049,114, 3 June 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,095,318, 5 August 2001
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Composer Marc Shaiman told the theater magazine Playbill that scoring this movie was the worst job he ever had. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Kevin tosses the ring away, but in the next shot when he kisses his girlfriend, the ring is still visible on his finger. See more »

Quotes

Max Fairbanks: Fuck you! Fuck you! Fuck you! Fuck you!
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Connections

Follows Bank Shot (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Catch You
Written by Karl Russell
Performed by The Hues Corporation
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Not great, but certainly watchable
9 October 2002 | by YassenJSee all my reviews

Well, what can I say? It's not the best Martin Lawrence film and its not even one of the top 20 best Danny De Vito films (isn't this little guy one of the biggest comic actors of our time!) but it's a nice comedy, good to rent on video or watch on TV.

Basically the plot is not very imaginative and the movie relies mostly on the actors performances. So I'll concentrate on them in this review. Here it goes:

De Vito is perfect as always. Noone could play the part of the complacent billionaire better than him! He does the best he can do with the material he's given, but his talent could have been used more appropriately if the writers had done a better job...

Martin Lawrence also playes one of his usual parts, quite similar to the part he played in Blue Streak. He does everything expected from him, including getting in disguise more than once and producing some Eddie Murphy-style jokes. But seeing Black Knight and now this, one may ask: isn't he repeating himself too much now? Sure he's funny, but he's also getting annoying to more and more people...

We also have some good-loking actresses, especially the lady playing Lawrence's girlfriend. Their parts are unfortunately too brief to be memorable.

Oh,yes, there's also William Fichtner playing one of the weirdest detectives in the history of cinema! Am I the only one who thinks he was doing a parody of Willem Defoe's character in The Boondock Saints??

As far as the plot, well, it's all about a ring...


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