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Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

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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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He's not very good looking. But when the lights go out...he's still not very good looking. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although spelled differently, the name "Berguita" (Kate's roommate) is a Spanish slang word for "little penis", this being referred several times by Detective Chuck Fowler (William Forsythe). See more »

Goofs

When T.J. and Deuce are going through and looking at each one of the fish in the miscellaneous containers, they come across one fish lying on the bottom, which has a toy scuba diver sitting near it. The scuba diver changes positions in relation to the fish several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

Detective Fowler: Listen up, man-whore. I oughta bust you right now!
Deuce Bigalow: We just had sushi!
Detective Fowler: "Sushi?" Is that what they call it nowadays? I'm hip to your man-whore slang. All right, fine. Why don't I just go have a chat with your spicy tuna roll?
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Referenced in The Hot Chick (2002) See more »

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Come On, Come On
Written by Greg Camp and Steve Harwell
Performed by Smash Mouth
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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I Have To Admit I Enjoyed This
9 May 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I hate to admit this but I liked this movie, at least the first time I saw it. Yes, it's crass, crude, stupid and whatever but it's generally likable and a funny movie in many spots.

Rob Schneider does a fine job playing this amiable loser. Several scenes are just laugh-out-loud funny. The female interest, Arija Bareikis, is not someone I was familiar with but I liked her wholesome looks. William Forsythe plays the villain and, of course, he's over-the-top. The film had a nice soundtrack, a lot of familiar rock tunes.

As with most modern comedies, this gets carried and a little stupid at the end but, overall the film is good low-grade fun (and I mean "low grade!")


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