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All About the Benjamins (2002)

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Bounty hunter Bucum chases bail-jumper Reggie, who runs right into the scene of a diamond heist and murder and gets shot at as well. Later they become partners in their pursuit of the $20M in diamonds and lottery ticket. Their women join.

Director:

Kevin Bray

Writers:

Ronald Lang, Ice Cube

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... Bucum
Mike Epps ... Reggie (as Michael Epps)
Tommy Flanagan ... Williamson
Carmen Chaplin ... Ursula
Eva Mendes ... Gina
Valarie Rae Miller ... Pam
Anthony Giaimo ... Martinez
Jeff Chase ... Mango
Roger Guenveur Smith ... Julian Ramose
Gino Salvano ... Mickey
Tony Ward ... TJ
Dominic Chianese Jr. ... Roscoe
Anthony Michael Hall ... Lil J
Antoni Corone ... Captain Briggs (as Antoni Cornacchione)
Bob Carter Bob Carter ... Mr. Barkley
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Storyline

Bounty hunter Bucum Jackson (Ice Cube) teams with the small-time con artist, Reggie Wright (Mike Epps), that he is pursuing, in an attempt to locate a missing stash of diamonds and a lottery ticket worth millions of dollars. Bucum and Reggie find themselves in a race to the finish as they embark on an unlikely partnership that should - when all is said and done - prove beneficial to them both. Written by Wesley Mays

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Money brought them together, but millions can't make them friends. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

8 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All About the Money See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,007,291, 10 March 2002

Gross USA:

$25,916,319

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,306,533
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All About the Benjamins (2002) is the second of five movies that Ice Cube and Mike Epps costarred in. The first is Next Friday (2000), the third is Friday After Next (2002), fourth is The Janky Promoters (2009) and the last is Lottery Ticket (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Buccum chases Reggie into the building where the Diamon Heist takes place, he stops his car directly in front of the gates and runs in, then moments later the robbers drive through the gate and his car is mysteriously no longer there. See more »

Quotes

[making fun of a thug's hair]
Reggie: You'll never find, DUM DUM DUM, a hairline like mine!
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Connections

Featured in Miami Nice (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

For the Love of Money
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble), Leon Huff and Anthony Jackson
Performed by The O'Jays (as O'Jays)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Simple and fun action/comedy...
16 September 2002 | by Unassuming Local GuySee all my reviews

I was pretty surprised by this flick. It's an action film with a few shots of comedy that actually delivers where it counts. Ice Cube plays it pretty straight here (like all of his other movies, but that's why we love him), and Mike Epps seems to be channeling Chris Tucker. They play off of one another very nicely, though. The mostly formulaic storyline manages to throw them into some very interesting situations.

Of particular note are the "first black President" joke and the torture sequence. And of course, the Cube has his usual cheerful facial expressions glowing throughout the film. Truly, don't miss it.


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