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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 or "B-rad" acts like he is from the hood, when he is white and lives in a rich neighborhood in Malibu. He is ruining his fathers election for governor, and he and his crew come up with an idea, to send "B-rad" to the hood to turn him back into a white boy. This movie is filled with laughs and is a great comedy.

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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 »

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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 first sees Shondra and has the day dream at the coffee-shop, Monster disappears from her seat. See more »


Tec: [high-pitched scream] STOP IT! You say one more line and I'mma have to smoke myself!
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Crazy Credits

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


Spun-off from The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (2002) See more »


Hi-C Battle Rap
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User Reviews

Silly but Funny
14 April 2003 | by missan2netSee all my reviews

MBW is one of those movies that is humorous because the characters are kinda stupid but funny. Kennedy plays the seemingly stereotypical role of "black-wannabe-gangsta-trapped-in-white-boy's-body", but i think we've seen this role in movies quite too often (actually Mitch Mullany did a better job in The Breaks). The definitely could've done a better job w/ the plot line, but I suppose they did a good job by using the equation character stupidity = loads of laughs. I think they made Kennedy's character more stupid than he deserved to be. Then again, the whole movie I think was just a big tease about how a lot of kids nowadays (whether from the 'hoods of Compton or Malibu) are trying to emulate the lifestyles/persona of real hip-hop stars. It was a silly yet funny movie, I think more of the "crack-up-laughing" kind of movie vs. lighthearted humor (like Sandler's Anger Management). So yes, don't expect a strong story but go there for the laughs. One note though, they should've made Snoop Dogg's dialogue more like the way he really talks/raps...it seemed a bit "censored" to me...perhaps they did it to make the PG-13 cut. For shizzos, my nizzos. Don't be hatin'! :)

** out of 5 for storyline ***** out of 5 for laugh factor

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Release Date:

18 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,618,159, 20 April 2003

Gross USA:


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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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