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The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

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Jimmy the Tulip's (Willis) quiet new life is shaken up by his old pal Oz (Perry), whose wife (Henstridge) has been kidnapped by a Hungarian mob. The Tulip and his wife Jill (Peet) spring into action.

Director:

Howard Deutch

Writers:

Mitchell Kapner (characters), Mitchell Kapner (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Jimmy
Matthew Perry ... Oz
Amanda Peet ... Jill
Kevin Pollak ... Lazlo
Natasha Henstridge ... Cynthia
Frank Collison ... Strabo
Johnny Messner ... Zevo
Silas Weir Mitchell ... Yermo
Tasha Smith ... Julie
Elisa Gallay ... Anya
Tallulah Willis ... Buttercup Scout (as Tallulah Belle Willis)
Johnny Williams ... Vito
George Zapata George Zapata ... Guy in Trunk #1
Carlos Zapata Carlos Zapata ... Guy in Trunk #2 (as Carlo Zapata)
McNally Sagal ... Maitre D'
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Storyline

Thanks to falsified dental records supplied by his former neighbor Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky (Matthew Perry), retired hit man Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis) now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past unexpectedly shows up on Jimmy and Jill's doorstep: it's Oz, and he's begging them to help him rescue his wife from the Hungarian mob. To complicate matters even further, the men, who are out to get Oz, are led by Lazlo Gogolak (Kevin Pollak), a childhood rival of Jimmy's and another notorious hit man. Oz, Jimmy and Jill will have to go the whole nine yards--and then some--to manage the mounting Mafioso mayhem. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

They missed each other. This time, their aim is better.

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Manga Films [Spain] | Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hungarian | Hebrew

Release Date:

9 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Whole Nine Yards 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,685,381, 11 April 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,323,969, 20 June 2004
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew Perry previously made a cameo in Howard Deutch's first film, Pretty in Pink (1986), as the kid in the record store. See more »

Goofs

The Porsche receives a gunshot through the windshield as they escape in Mexico. In the final scenes, as they drive away, the windshield is okay. See more »

Quotes

Cynthia: How the hell do you know where my husband is?
Lazlo: That was simple: LuJack.
Cynthia: Lujack?
Lazlo: In the Poosche.
Strabo: No, Papa. Its... uh... You say LoJack.
[looks at Cynthia]
Strabo: See? LoJack.
Lazlo: I didn't quite hear.
Strabo: Oh. LoJack.
[Lazlo slaps Strabo]
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Frida Kahlo
Written by Happy Sanchez and Mark Pistel
Performed by Latin Soul Syndicate (as Latin Soul Sydicate)
Courtesy of Lovecat Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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By no means as good as the original...
30 November 2005 | by SeminolePhenomSee all my reviews

When Oz's (Matthew Perry) new wife Cynthia (Natasha Henstridge) is captured by the mob, he is no one else to turn to but his old friend Jimmy the Tulip (Bruce Willis). Teaming up with Jimmy and his new wife (Amanda Peat), Oz experiences another crime filled adventure with the mob.

Although not nearly as funny or as exciting as the original, The Whole Ten yards will surely entertain…for the most part. About half of the movie is clever and entertaining and would have deserved my recommendation, but the twist at the end is terrible and made the movie seem worthless. After the twist, follows a ridiculous display of events that are horrible, making the movie in my opinion a failure but still not absolutely terrible. Overall, the movie follows in the footsteps of an entertaining comedy but falls short of what could have been.

I do not recommend this film.


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