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All About the Benjamins (2002)

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A bounty hunter chases and catches suspects all over Miami . He ends up getting shot at and start to second guess his job as a bounty hunter . While he feels he need to be making more and ... See full summary »

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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

A bounty hunter chases and catches suspects all over Miami . He ends up getting shot at and start to second guess his job as a bounty hunter . While he feels he need to be making more and having real money . Meanwhile Reggie Wright will soon be his next target after playing and winning the lotto at the liquor store . The two are in for a wild journey ahead of them after witnessing an attempt diamond heist. They decided to put aside the arguing and differences to recover the stones and turn in Reggie's and Gina lotto ticket . Written by ze

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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:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,007,291, 10 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,482,931, 19 May 2002
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ice Cube co-wrote, co-produced and starred in this movie. See more »

Goofs

During the Impala and Mercedes chase, the Mercedes has no tints. Then Reggie shoots out the back window. When the Mercedes arrives at the docks the windows are tinted and the back window is intact. 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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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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