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The Big Bounce (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 30 January 2004 (USA)
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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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It's all in who you trust 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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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Elmore Leonard hated the original movie adaptation of his novel, The Big Bounce (1969). He did not like this version either. See more »

Goofs

While Jack and Nancy are skinny dipping and the car is being towed, Nancy is behind Jack. In the next shot of the car being towed, she is a couple feet in front of him. In the next shot she's back behind him. See more »

Quotes

Walter Crewes: Jack, was that you giggling?
Jack Ryan: Nope. Must have been Number 9.
Walter Crewes: Well, what are you doing sneaking around here?
Jack Ryan: I'm not sneaking around. No, I was just thinking. Sometimes when I'm thinking it looks like I'm sneaking.
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Connections

Referenced in Superman II: Restoring the Vision (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Seems To Think (You've Got Some Kind Of Hold On Me)
Written by Andre Ethier
Performed by The Deadly Snakes
Courtesy of In The Red Records
By Arrangement with Falling Elevator Music Group
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The Big Snooze
21 October 2007 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

Considering the cast and the fact that it was an Elmore Leonard adaptation, I wanted to see this flick. However, it was disappointing. The film (though very small) moved at an extremely lethargic pace with hardly anything happening (except in the last 5 minutes or something). I haven't read Leonard's book so I can't comment on how fair it was to the script. There isn't much of a story as pretty much nothing happens in more than half the movie. The non-compelling ending is very badly written and we are left to figure out the plot holes. Why just the ending, the whole film is boring. The dialogues are, now I don't use this word often but, lame. A few funny moments include the breaking in the cops house, the fight between Sheen and Wilson while the girl watches.

Sadly, the cast has been wasted. Wilson and Foster have no chemistry. Being a talented actor, Wilson deserves a better movie. Poor Morgan Freeman hardly has anything to do except utter a few wise (not really) words. Sheen and Sinise have insignificant roles. Newarth springs a surprise but is hardly there. Foster is alright.

On the flip side, the cinematography gives us a wonderful tour through exotic Hawaii. It makes me want to go there and at times, I thought maybe the director and cast just happened to be there on holiday and decided to make a film. The soundtracks quite okay too. Thankfully it's a short film too so one not need to suffer too much. Even to fans of the cast and Leonard, this will be a disappointment.


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