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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.

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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 »

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Comedy | Crime

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

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$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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Both Jamie Kennedy and Anthony Anderson appeared in Scream Films. Jamie appeared in Scream and Scream 2. And Anthony appeared in Scream 4. But Jamie's character in the Scream franchise has a much larger role than Anthony's character in the Scream franchise. Regina Hall also appeared in Scary Movie 1-4. See more »

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California gubernatorial elections are held in November, which Bill Gluckman's aide says is 8 weeks away, meaning the story takes place sometime in September. But later in the rap club, the emcee says that this is black history month in response to B-rad's use of the N-word. Black history month is In February. See more »

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Brad Gluckman: Traffic, traffic lookin' fo my chapstick, feelin' kinda car sick, there's a Ford Maverick.
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Referenced in Malibu's Most Hunted (2003) See more »

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I Want You Girl
Written by Butch Cassidy (as Danny E. Means II)
Performed by Butch Cassidy
Courtesy of Universal Records
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Some funny shiznit!
18 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

When this film was about to start, I didn't know what to expect. I hadn't heard of it previously, so for all I knew, it could've been another straight to video nightmare, with unknown actors and a terrible script...

Man was I wrong! At first, I thought it was a little weird. There was this fake-ass white boy going around using all his gangsta slang with a hilarious debut album "Malibo-tay" and he had all these wannabe friends as well. But what could've been a dire attempt to create a funny film turned into a darn funny film altogether! His dad, campaigning for governor of California, is very angry with "B-Rad" after he does some inexplicable thing. For one, at the start of his campaign speech, B-Rad runs up with some "ho's" and "homeboys" and starts rapping with all his "wack-ass" rhymes. Obviously his dad, a very well-to-do man with a mansion and huge credibility is not impressed. He doesn't know how to tell B-Rad this. So he lets him do the signs when he is talking. Another travesty. An inexplicable sign is pulled down referring to women, so his dad is reasonably happy when the idea comes up of two black actors posing as gangsters to kidnap his lil' rapper and show him what the hood is really like...

At the the end of the day, you've got to wonder what sort of respectable adult would make this. Whatever he was trying to do, he succeeded. With some hilarious scenes involving a rap battle and a gunfight (hey, it was from Grand Theft auto III) this is a hit-and-hit comedy that is great fun.

Overall: **** out of ***** (4 out of 5)


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