A middle-class man turns to a life of crime in order to finance his niece's first year at Harvard University.

Director:

Bruce McCulloch

Writers:

Martin Hynes (story), Peter Tolan (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lee ... John Plummer
Tom Green ... Walter P. 'Duff' Duffy
Leslie Mann ... Elaine Warner
Megan Mullally ... Patty Plummer
Dennis Farina ... Mr. Warner
Tammy Blanchard ... Noreen Plummer
Richard Jenkins ... Honorable Emmett Cook
Chris Penn ... David Loach
John C. McGinley ... Detective Charles
Seymour Cassel ... Uncle Jack
Zeus Zeus ... Rex
Ken Magee Ken Magee ... Butcher
Martin Starr ... Liquor Store Clerk
Mary Gillis Mary Gillis ... Duff's Mom
Bruce McCulloch ... Fidio the Lawyer
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Storyline

A man turns to a life of crime to pay for his niece's tuition for her first year at a prestigious university. His girlfriend also wants him to pay $30,000 for the down payment on a house; and his buddy is a bad influence on him. Written by Anonymous

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Their intentions were honorable. Their methods were criminal. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Even though the movie is set and filmed in the US, a few distinctly Canadian items do appear in the movie, such as cases of Moosehead beer and a Canada 3000 handbag. See more »

Goofs

The dog is referred to as a girl but when it jumps it's obvious that it is male. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Warner: Have you slept with my daughter?
John: Mr. Warner, I have never slept with Elaine.
Mr. Warner: Good! Godammit, that's good! Because if you had, John, I was gonna kick your balls up into your head and let them rattle around in your skull like dice in a Yahtzee cup. Have a good one!
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Crazy Credits

There's several minutes of outtakes after all the credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »

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Feel Good
Written by Alejandro Martinez, David Lewis Keimo Thomas and Ivan Scott Martin
Performed by Delinquent Habits
Courtesy of Windswept
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a silly comedy that works
4 September 2003 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

Call me crazy, but I liked this movie. It had its moments. I especially liked Elaine's dad; his character was the funniest. The part where John and Mr. Warner end up in drag at the judge's house was so funny. Then the end was great when John writes I have the picture, and the judge lets him off. And all the silly ideas John and Duff come up with to get the money were quite entertaining. I liked the fact that for once, Tom Green didn't play a gross out character.

FINAL VERDICT: This is a comedy worth seeing. It's only about 80 minutes long, but that's about right for a Tom Green movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Say Uncle See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,041,521, 15 September 2002

Gross USA:

$14,036,406

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,277,032
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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