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The Ladies Man (2000)

R | | Comedy | 13 October 2000 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Meadows ... Leon Phelps
Karyn Parsons ... Julie Simmons
Billy Dee Williams ... Lester
John Witherspoon ... Scrap Iron
Jill Talley ... Candy
Lee Evans ... Barney
Will Ferrell ... Lance DeLune
Sofia Milos ... Cheryl
Eugene Levy ... Bucky Kent
David Huband ... Frank
Jammer Jammer ... Wrestler
Ken Hudson Campbell ... Hal (as Ken Campbell)
Kevin McDonald ... Mail Man
Tamala Jones ... Theresa
Julianne Moore ... Audrey
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Storyline

Because of his salacious language, late-night radio advice-show host Leon Phelps, along with his sweet and loyal producer Julie, is fired from his Chicago gig. They can't find another job. About that time, two things happen: he gets a letter from a wealthy former lover who offers to take care of him (but she doesn't sign her real name, so Leon, an inveterate Casanova, has no idea who she is), and a group of angry cuckolds, all of whom have surprised their wives in flagrante delicto with Leon (who has a distinctive tattoo on his booty), are closing in, armed and dangerous. Can he find the sugar mommy and escape the wrath of the mob of husbands? What about Julie? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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He's cool. He's clean. He's a love machine.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A csajozás ásza See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,426,390, 15 October 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,592,872, 17 December 2000
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was based on a Saturday Night Live (1975) skit of the same name. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Simmons is reading the letter from "Sweet Thing" she says "But I still remember" where the letter actually reads "but I've never forgotten". See more »

Quotes

Leon Phelps: Well, Lance, you're clearly gay. There's nothing really else to say about that. I think you all know that. And that's cool, but, you know, you were trying to oil me up and that's not really cool.
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Spun-off from Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

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You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Written & Performed by Stevie Wonder
Published by EMI April Music Inc. (o/b/o Jobete Music Co., Inc. & Black Bull Music)
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
by arrangement with Universal Music Enterprises
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Ledgendary Character. Watched many times, should be apart of every collection,
5 May 2004 | by ghostintonerSee all my reviews

Everyone should know this movie, everybody should watch this movie. Any man, any women. Leon Phelps, 'The Ladies man,' is cool, smooth and very funny. He has a cool job, and he gets the best women. Will Ferrell (S.N.L., Zoolander, Old school)adds great comedy value. The actor who played Norm from 'Something about Mary' plays alongside Ferrell as they are both victims their wives infidelity to Leon. With a small appearance by that dad from American Pie. And Valery from 'The Fresh Prince of Belair' is the producer of Leons talk show.

I found this little gem on 'Foxtel' one day and was addicted. I bought the dvd now and have watched it many times. It's one of my best movies in the collection with other greats like Predator, Monty Pythons 'Life of Brian' and every Pearl Jam D.V.D. there is.


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