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PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 9 February 2001 (USA)
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A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.

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Dennis Dugan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Zahn ... Wayne
Jack Black ... J.D.
Jason Biggs ... Darren
Amanda Peet ... Judith
Amanda Detmer ... Sandy
R. Lee Ermey ... Coach
Neil Diamond ... Himself
Kyle Gass ... Bar Dude
Norman Armour Norman Armour ... Minister
Colin Foo ... Old Man
Christopher Logan ... Vageet (as Chris Logan)
Esme Lambert Esme Lambert ... Raccoon Woman
Max Fomitchev Max Fomitchev ... Mime
Tony Parsons Tony Parsons ... Newscaster
Brett Armstrong ... Brett
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Storyline

Two dim-witted former high school buddys and Neil Diamond fanactics, Wayne and J.D., plot to keep their friend Darren from marrying the wrong woman, a domineering and spiteful psychologist named Judith by kidnapping her and trying to set Darren up with his old high school girlfriend Sandy who plans to become a nun. Written by Matthew Patay

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

2 Best Friends + 1 Girlfriend = WAR See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

9 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Woman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,411,852, 11 February 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,351,569, 25 March 2001
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (special edition) | (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dennis Dugan: a football referee. See more »

Goofs

When Wayne and JD are showing Darren their graph on the dock, Wayne claims that their "fun level" has dropped to eight. Yet when Wayne is pointing this out, he points above the ten line. Eight would, rather obviously, be below this line. See more »

Quotes

Coach Norton: When are you going to get hitched there, son?
J.D.: Actually I'm not, I'm GAY.
Coach Norton: Oh... me too!
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Crazy Credits

At the end there is a concert with Neil Diamond and all the actors and the end titles. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version, during the kickboxing flashback, Judith's old boyfriend is killed by a pretty normal-looking kick to the head. In the R-rated version, there is a longer close-up scene of his neck being snapped clean around from the kick, so his dying from the attack makes considerably more sense. See more »

Connections

References The Omen (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Authenticity
Written by Evan Sult, Sean Nelson, Aaron Huffman and Jeff Lin
Performed by Harvey Danger
Courtesy of London-Sire Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Don't believe the (negative) hype
16 June 2002 | by timon74See all my reviews

Honest to God I really thought I would hate this movie. The reviews were all awful, they changed the title for the UK release & tried to sneak it out unnoticed. I even had it recommended to me based on the fact it has a cameo appearence by Neil Diamond! That aside I watched it anyway and loved it. Yes, the acting is really over the top. Yes, it's all sub-American Pie humour. Yes, you can see (most of) the jokes coming from a clear mile away. But, to be honest, none of that matters because it's just funny. If you've seen Jack Black or Steve Zahn in anything you know what to expect here because they are the stars. If there is any justice in this world Hollywood exec's will not read the reviews or look at the box office figures and they will work together again. It simply has to be.


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