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