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The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 9 April 2004 (USA)
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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.

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Howard Deutch

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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.

Genres:

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The tattoo on Jimmy the Tulip's back is the logo of the production company. See more »

Goofs

When Oz is brushing his teeth, just before someone rings the doorbell he puts the tooth brush in his mouth. After the door rang a second later and he startles, we see a zoomed out cut where he has his tooth brush in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Lazlo: I want him dead. Yesterday! Before breakfast! Before eggs! Scrambled.
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Step back nine yards
12 September 2007 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

After the fun time I had watching The Whole Nine Yards, I was looking forward to seeing The Whole Ten Yards. But I watched it last night and I was pretty much disappointed with where they took the story. It just seemed like they took the characters and turned them into something completely different. For me, I'm such a Bruce Willis fan, so when I saw him growing and acting like a bull while he was drunk in one scene, I didn't laugh, I actually wanted to cry for him, it was pretty pathetic what they did to this cool, smooth, charismatic hit man that we knew and loved in the first film. The script and story was just up to par like the first film was, in fact, I would've appreciated it if they just left The Whole Nine Yards alone if they really felt like this one had a chance for a great comedy.

Jimmy has changed from this tough guy hit man to a Martha Stuart and Jill is not happy with it. Oz and Cynthia are in a quiet life in hiding from the gangsters. Lazlo is out of prison and wants revenge, so he "kidnaps" Cynthia and now Jimmy, Jill, and Oz get together to save her only to find out there are more twists and turns than they expected. But Jimmy has to go deep back into his roots of being the tough guy, not Mr. Clean.

Now don't get me wrong, The Whole Ten Yards has a few laughs here and there, but for the most part I just actually felt bad for Bruce Willis with the silly attempt to be a soft like Martha Stuart type of guy, he's just such a great tough guy, it's hard to see him as anything else. Matthew Perry wasn't as fun as he was in the first movie and neither was Amanda, it just seems like everyone lost their magic and chemistry with each other in this film. I really wish that I loved this film, but I'm having a hard time, I'm sorry.

4/10


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