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Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)

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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.

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The rapping scene where Brad angers the audience is a spoof of a similar scene from the 2002 movie 8 Mile starring white rapper, Eminem. See more »

Goofs

Sean James and PJ seem to have no problem acting like "gangstas" during the anti-crime PSA, which Gluckman's manager said was shot a month ago, yet somehow neither one of them remembers these mannerisms or characteristics one month later when asked to do basically the same thing. See more »

Quotes

Tec: Hey, yo, that was ill. Hey, where'd you learn that from?
B-rad: Grand Theft Auto 3.
Tec: Word? Can I borrow that?
B-rad: You got a, uh, Playstation 2?
Tec: Nah, I got GameCast.
B-rad: GameCast? Well, there's GameCube and then there's Dreamcast. Which you got?
Tec: Well, I said I got Gamecast, man. Damn! I can't afford it!
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Spoofs Bulworth (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

From Tha Chuuuch To Da Palace
Written by Snoop Dogg (as Calvin Broadus), Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and R. Kelly (as Robert Kelly)
Performed by Snoop Dogg
Courtesy of Priority Records
Under License from EMI Film and TV Music
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Very Funny But Just Plain Stupid
23 December 2004 | by funky_cherry86See all my reviews

Malibu's Most Wanted is one of the craziest films of 2003 Jamie Kennedy delivers a hilarious performance as Brad B-rad Gluckman a white rapper who acts like a black rapper. His father (O'Neal) wants to run for governor but his son's antics are hurting his chances of winning so he hires actors to be gangsters who kidnap B-rad and try to scare him into being a white man again. Regina Hall is amusing as Shondra who in the beginning thinks he's strange but towards the end she falls for him and accepts him for who he truly is. Malibu's Most Wanted is one of those films that leaves you feeling funny and stupid all together but has some hilarious scenes and can be enjoyed by anyone who prefers this brand of comedy. I give it 7 out of 10 stars.


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