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Drowning Mona (2000)

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When a woman drives a car into the river to her death, everyone in town becomes a suspect.

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Nick Gomez

Writer:

Peter Steinfeld
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny DeVito ... Chief Rash
Bette Midler ... Mona Dearly
Neve Campbell ... Ellen
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Rona
Casey Affleck ... Bobby
William Fichtner ... Phil Dearly
Marcus Thomas ... Jeff Dearly
Peter Dobson ... Feege
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Lucinda
Tracey Walter ... Clarence
Will Ferrell ... Cubby
Paul Ben-Victor ... Carlucci
Paul Schulze ... Jimmy D.
Mark Pellegrino ... Murph
Raymond O'Connor ... Father Tom
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Storyline

Mona Dearly, a spiteful, loud-mouthed, unpopular woman, dies when the car she is driving plunges off a cliff and into a river near the small upstate New York town where she lives. Wyatt Rash, the local police chief, investigates and suspects foul play in Mona's death. The whole town is suspect, including Wyatt's daughter Ellen, who is about to marry landscape artist Bobby Calzone, whose business suffers from his lazy business partner, Jeff, Mona's slow-witted son, as well as waitress Rona Mace, who was having an affair with Mona's husband. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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1 murder. 460 prime suspects. Not so much of a 'who done it' as a 'who didn't'. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Qui a tué Mona? See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,802,229, 5 March 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,427,192, 9 April 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$747,934, 31 December 2000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) is an anagram for "only a dream". See more »

Goofs

When Jeff's in the graveyard threatening to commit suicide, the cock of the pistol is heard, but when he brings the gun up to his head the hammer isn't pulled back. See more »

Quotes

Cubby: Hell Wyatt, I've seen people more upset over losing change in a candy machine.
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References Fletch (1985) See more »

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Written by Gershon Kingsley
Performed by Stan Free
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment/Global Licensing Inc.
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Not Bad, Not great either
9 May 2003 | by jackattack286See all my reviews

Drowning Mona is a hard movie to describe. On the one hand, I liked it because, the cast seemed to be doing the best with what the script they had to work with. On the other hand, the plot seemed choppy and the dialogue was for the most part pretty stale. Will Ferrell absolutely steals the movie with his part as the creepy funeral director who laughs inappropiately, has trouble with the right way to make eye contact, and is constantly having sexual trysts during the viewing. If you're looking for an offbeat comedy, give this a try. But don't rush out and kill yourself to see it.


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