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


Bruce McCulloch


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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


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 »


When John, Noreen and Patty are watching the old home movie, Noreen pauses the video with a remote control and soon turns around to inform John that she has been accepted into Harvard. Moments later when they return to watching the home movie, it is still running even though nobody continued the movie with the remote. See more »


Duff: Elaine... I like her. I like her a lot, John. But she's a bitch! She's a dirty, dumb bitch.
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Crazy Credits

Jason Lee is listed in the main titles as "Ja$on Lee" See more »


Referenced in Eulogy (2004) See more »


Long On Love
Written by Marc Ferrari, Tommy Thayer and Michael Mulholland
Performed by Medicine Wheel
Courtesy of MasterSource
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Its a good movie for a good laugh
18 August 2004 | by Kristinartist79See all my reviews

Its a good movie to watch if you want a good laugh. It isn't anything to take seriously. Its about a man who is going to marry a pretty young lady who is his boss's daughter. She was brought up by her rich overly protective father. It seems he held her back and; therefore, she did not have that many friends. The relationship with her father was a little weird but it was supposed to be funny. When his girlfiend gives him good news, that they've saved enough money to buy a house, everything seems to be going perfect. Its a great way to start the movie. When he finds out that he is expected to pay his nieces college tuition, this is where the excitement starts. "How does he get the money?" The way in which he trys to get the money is goofy but funny. Its funny to see how he tries to steel money and never fails each time. It puts on the excitement when his girl friend knows he is up to something and thinks he is cheating on her. I bought the tape cause it was a cheap price and I enjoyed the movie. I don't watch it all the time but I do enjoy it when I do.

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Release Date:

13 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Say Uncle See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,041,521, 15 September 2002

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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