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Back by Midnight (2004)

R | | Comedy | 25 January 2005 (USA)
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The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.

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Harry Basil
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodney Dangerfield ... Jake Puloski
Randy Quaid ... Eli Rockwood
Kirstie Alley ... Gloria Beaumont
Phil LaMarr ... Mile Away
Paul Rodriguez ... Next Week
Harland Williams ... Sheriff Hubbard
Marty Belafsky ... Jerk Off
Tony Cox ... Smitty
Jsu Garcia ... Carlos
Joe Nipote ... Ears
Lisa Arturo ... Candy
Ed Begley Jr. ... Robert Wade
Nell Carter ... Waitress
Gilbert Gottfried ... Security Guard
Leo Rossi ... Rusty
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The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to spruce up the prison's faculties.

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Mr. one liners meets the hard timers. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De retour pour minuit See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Final feature film appearance of Nell Carter. See more »

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Security Guard: [seeing Princess on security camera with another dog] She's never done that before, especially on a first date.
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Rodney is not the main character
27 August 2005 | by benbenbenbenSee all my reviews

Rodney Dangerfield isn't the main character of this movie. He's barely in it. Most of the screen time is dominated by unfunny jokes. One running gag is that a character is named Jerk Off. There are also lots of erection jokes, where the punch line is someone has an erection. This movie is as funny as Kirstie Ally's British accent is convincing.

This movie started off like a weak action movie: five minutes of back story and then bam! Unfunny jokes. But, aside from the terrible writing, the movie is also poorly directed and the acting is terrible. Also, this movie does the old bad comedy cliché of having lots of well-known B-movie actors. Harland Williams, Gilbert Godfried, Randy Quaid, and Phil La Mar. These are just some of the people that spend more time on the screen than Rodney, even though he's billed as the main character. Don't be surprised to find this movie at a drug store selling for five bucks. Even that is too much.


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