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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. 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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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 Williamson has Reggie put the two case's of money on the boat they're put in the back of the boat, but when Bucum and Williamson are fighting in the cabin one of the case's is on the counter opened. See more »

Quotes

Reggie: Yo' hairline goes way back. I bet if you was in the Army you have to salute like this, YES SIR!
[salutes all the way to the back of his head]
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References Matlock (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

$100 Bill Y'all
Written by Rockwilder (as Dana Stinson) and Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson)
Performed by Ice Cube
Courtesy of Best Side LLC
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Quite Entertaining
30 September 2004 | by albert-rollinsSee all my reviews

I saw this this movie in theaters back when it came out and it was entertaining then. I bought in on DVD and I have been entertained since. But last night I watched from a more critical stance than usual and found some flaws in this movie that I thought was very good.

First of all, I love Ice Cube and what he's done with his career and how he branched off from music to movies. He's one of the few rappers that can hold their own on either side of the camera. He also seems to know his limitations. He enlists others to handle the over-the-top comedy for those qualified. Mike Epps was a very good choice. At times his jokes can fall flat, but the hilarity of his funny moments make up for the missteps.

I watched 'All About the Benjamins' last night and I was in stitches laughing at the shower torture scene. I rewinded that bad boy at least five times and watched it again once more before I went to sleep for one more chuckle. Oddly enough, it wasn't Ice Cube, Mike Epps, or even the torture that I found funny. It was the torturee (Julian Ramose played by Roger Guenveur Smith). When he mouthed off at Mike Epps' character (Reggie) I was rolling all over the place uncontrollably.

This movie's script could have been better, but I've seen much worse. I was never bored and I will watch this movie many more times in the future. Ice Cube should employ better writers in the future. This could be a gem with smarter dialogue. We watch movies too, you know.

I gave this movie a 7 out of 10. That one scene getting rewound so much was a HUGE factor. See this if you get a chance.


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Language:

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Release Date:

8 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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