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Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 18 April 2003 (USA)
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A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.


John Whitesell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Kennedy ... Brad 'B-Rad' Gluckman
Taye Diggs ... Sean James
Anthony Anderson ... PJ
Regina Hall ... Shondra
Blair Underwood ... Tom Gibbsons
Damien Dante Wayans ... Tec
Ryan O'Neal ... Bill Gluckman
Bo Derek ... Bess Gluckman
Jeffrey Tambor ... Dr. Feldman
Kal Penn ... Hadji Amerislani
Nick Swardson ... Mocha
Keili Lefkovitz ... Monster
Kellie Martin ... Jen
Greg Grunberg ... Brett
J.P. Manoux ... Gary


Brad Gluckman (Kennedy) is a wannabe rap star from Malibu who acts and talks like he's from the "'hood." Concerned that his son is going to embarrass him during his campaign to become the governor of California, Brad's wealthy father and his campaign manager (Underwood), hire two trained actors (Diggs and Anderson) to disguise themselves as "real life gangstaz", and kidnap his son, dropping him off in the "real hood" in Compton, in an effort to scare the ghettofied attitude and behavior out of him. Written by Anonymous

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Ever feel like you don't belong? See more »


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.





Release Date:

18 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Suckaz See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,618,159, 20 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,308,901, 6 July 2003
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both Jamie Kennedy and Anthony Anderson appeared in the Scream franchise. Kennedy famously appeared in Scream, Scream 2, and briefly in Scream 3 in a cameo, while Anderson appeared in a small role in Scream 4. Regina Hall also appeared in Scary Movie 1-4, which are spoofs of the Scream films. See more »


When B-Rad arrives at Shondra's house after the kidnapping, the spinners are clearly spinning when they pull up in the driveway. When they get out the spinners are completely still. See more »


[another car runs through Tec's house]
Tec: Damn doesn't anyone know where the damn driveway is!
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, bloopers, alternate takes, and additional gags are shown. See more »


References Mothra (1961) See more »


Girls, Girls
Written by Fredwreck Nassar (as F. Nassar), Snoop Dogg (as C. Broadus), E. White and Delano (as D. Cagnolatti,
Produced by Fredwreck Nassar (as "Fredwreck" Nassar)
Performed by Snoop Dogg featuring E-White, Delano and Jamie Kennedy
Snoop Dogg appears Courtesy of MCA Records
Delano appears Courtesy of Doggystyle Records
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This movie is the SHIZIT!!!
17 April 2003 | by QuiglesSee all my reviews

When I walked into this feature I was expecting a very stereotypical movie towards black people. Fortunately, while watching, you don't really give a shizit about the story because you'll be to busy busting a gut at the hilarious jokes and acting. I thought Jaime Kennedy played the part better than anyone else could've and especially felt that Taye Diggs and Anthony Anderson were extremely funny as the not-so-bad-boy actors. If you watch the trailer and laugh at least once, you'll definetly enjoy this movie, but if you don't laugh at all, don't put up to much hope. For this movie, what you see is what you get. Nothing goes past trying to have background story or character development, it all stops at being funny. But hey, who in their right mind would go to this movie expecting a very well scripted story or well thought out movie moments. All this movie is is biddy-dee-bang-bang comedy/action. Nothing more, nothing less. And luckily, that's all I care about.

I rate this movie as so:

Entertainment Value- 9/10 >>>>> Story / Premise- 4/10 >>>>> Script Writing- 7/10 >>>>> Acting- 8/10 >>>>> Directing- 6/10 >>>>> Overall- *7/10*

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