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Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

An average aquarium cleaner house-sits for a gigolo, only to be forced to become one himself.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Schneider ... Deuce Bigalow
William Forsythe ... Detective Chuck Fowler
Eddie Griffin ... T.J. Hicks
Arija Bareikis ... Kate
Oded Fehr ... Antoine Laconte
Gail O'Grady ... Claire
Richard Riehle ... Bob Bigalow
Jacqueline Obradors ... Elaine Fowler
Big Boy ... Fluisa
Amy Poehler ... Ruth
Dina Platias Dina Platias ... Bergita
Torsten Voges ... Tina
Deborah Lemen ... Carol
Bree Turner ... Allison
Andrew Shaifer Andrew Shaifer ... Neil
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Storyline

Deuce Bigalow is a less than attractive, down on his luck aquarium cleaner. One day he runs into a male gigolo who asks him to look after his precious fish while he is away on business. However, he wrecks the house and needs quick money to repair it. The only way he can make it is to become a gigolo himself, taking on an unusual mix of female clients. He encounters a couple of problems, though. He falls in love with one of his unusual clients, and a sleazy police officer his hot on his trail. Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gigoló por accidente See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,224,016, 12 December 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,538,755

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,938,755
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The person who played the cookie girl was Rob Schneider's daughter, Elle King. She would later go on to preform "Ex's and Oh's", a song that received moderate airplay. At the time she was named Elle Tanner Schneider. See more »

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When Deuce and Carol are on a date at a restaurant, Deuce mouths her line "I've always wanted to try soup but there's the fear of drowning". See more »

Quotes

Detective Fowler: Do the letters T and J mean anything to you?
Deuce Bigalow: I don't know. Turkey Jizz?
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Referenced in ER: There Are No Angels Here (2006) See more »

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Spill The Wine
Written by Harold R. Brown, Morris D. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Lee Oskar,
Charles Miller, Howard E. Scott and Thomas Allen (as Sylvester Allen)
Performed by Eric Burdon & War
Eric Burdon & War appears courtesy of Avenue Records/Far Out Productions, Inc.
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Not nearly as funny as the commercials...
3 February 2000 | by XophianicSee all my reviews

After watching the commercials for this movie, I was excited about seeing DEUCE BIGALWO: MALE GIGOLO. Although I've never been a big Rob Schneider fan, I've always liked Saturday Night Live and their alumni, and I usually enjoy the movies they make. I was hoping this movie wouldn't be too similar to most Adam Sandler movies that are made. Most of them are stupider than they are funnier. I'd rather watch a movie like TOMMY BOY or THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO LITTLE than WATERBOY or BILLY MADISON. So I was hoping DEUCE BIGALOW be a little more like those movies. It turns out, this movie was worse than the Adam Sandler movies, and I found most Sandler movies funnier.

Deuce Bigalow (Rob Schneider) plays a pathetic, unemployed, fish-loving tank cleaner who gets a job by a very big male prostitute named Antoine LeConte (Oded Fehr) to take care of his house for three weeks. When Deuce almost destroys the house, he needs to make a few thousand dollars quickly. Through a guy named T.J. (Eddie Griffin) he is able to get a job as a gigolo, but every girl he tries to "give pleasure" is very unusual and strange. He finally falls in love with a woman named Kate (Arija Bareikis).

Although it had its moments, DEUCE BIGALOW: MALE GIGALO didn't strike me as very funny. The story line is useless (although it isn't really mean to be very important) and most of the jokes that weren't used on the commercials don't work. The funniest parts of the movie were the Matrix spoofs and a few of the jokes, but all of which were already used on the commercials.

The acting was nothing special, but not so bad. Rob Schneider does fine, but again, nothing special. Arija Bareikis does pretty well as Deuce's girlfriend. Oded Fehr did a pretty good job as the huge, strong male hooker. Eddie Griffin and William Forsythe (who plays a detective) play incredibly annoying characters with not-very-great acting jobs. Norm Macdonald has a pretty good cameo as well.

Story line? Give me a break. It's just Deuce going from one nutcase girl to another and falling in love with the only normal one (well, mostly). Some of the girls do have funny moments, but not enough for me to say I recommend this movie.


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