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The Big Bounce (2004)

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A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.

Director:

George Armitage

Writers:

Elmore Leonard (novel), Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Jack Ryan
Butch Helemano Butch Helemano ... Hawaiian Priest
Charlie Sheen ... Bob Rogers, Jr.
Vinnie Jones ... Lou Harris
Gregory Sporleder ... Frank Pizzarro
Terry Ahue Terry Ahue ... Jimmy Opono (as Terry L. Ahue)
Pete Johnson Pete Johnson ... Con Nuuiwa
Mike Renfro Mike Renfro ... Worker #1
Tony Dorsett Tony Dorsett ... Worker #2
Brian L. Keaulana Brian L. Keaulana ... Barry Salu (as Brian Keaulana)
Morgan Freeman ... Walter Crewes
Willie Nelson ... Joe Lurie
Andrew Wilson ... Ned Coleman
Sara Foster ... Nancy Hayes
Gary Sinise ... Ray Ritchie
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Storyline

Jack Ryan, a charming but mischievous kid with a history of small cons, never nasty, as he always approaches life from the pleasant side, goes to surfers paradise Hawai, where dodgy district judge Walter Crewes enlists him to get to real big criminals. Jack finds himself teaming up in bed and thieving 'business' with Nancy Hayes, the greedy mistress of evil hotel magnate Ray Ritchie and his dumb lieutenant Bob Rogers, Jr. and a real temptress gold-digger but is about the only one without an hidden agenda... Written by KGF Vissers

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Who's scamming who? A comedy about taking a chance on paradise. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ilha dos Golpes See more »

Filming Locations:

North Shore, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,336,374, 1 February 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,471,394, 14 March 2004
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's initial cut received an NC-17 rating, the second cut was R-rated. However, the studio decided to go for a PG-13 rating, which required drastic cutting of multiple scenes, and was done against the wishes of Director George Armitage. Armitage quit the project during the editing stage, and has never seen the theatrical cut. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is being freed from jail, the officer's clipboard goes in and out of his hands and the scene. See more »

Quotes

Jack Ryan: 200 Grand is a lot different from a tv set.
Nancy Hayes: Yea... It's way lighter.
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Connections

Version of The Big Bounce (1969) See more »

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Un-Wind The Twine
Written by Harold Burrage
Performed by Alvin Cash and The Crawlers
Courtesy of Licensemusic.com
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing
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the con that makes no sense
23 January 2005 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

I really like movies that center around some impossible con with twists thrown in. But, this movie, which advertises itself as a funny con, was terrible. The final five minutes which explains who was setting who up was dumb. Plus, the whole con was to only get $200,000. I want someone to try to steal a priceless neckless or gold bars like in Heist. As for the funny part, there are no laughs. And even Morgan Freeman is bad in this. They show surfers as a transition between scenes; what does that tell you about a film.

FINAL VERDICT: It is short, only 80 minutes long, but it is not worth a viewing.


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