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

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:

Suckaz See more »

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

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 »

Goofs

When B-Rad's gang comes to save him towards the end of the movie, Monster's armor disappears in one shot, and her hand positions change as well. See more »

Quotes

B-Rad: I think today is a good day to die, don't you? YAY YAAAAAYYYY!
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Crazy Credits

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


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Grindin'
Written by Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, Malice (as Gene Thornton Jr.) and Pusha T (as Terrence Thornton)
Performed by Clipse
Courtesy of Star Trak Records
Under License from BMG Special Products, Inc.
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Not quite Kung Fu Hustle, but pretty hilarious
16 March 2006 | by tostinatiSee all my reviews

Trying to sell my friends on this film, which I love, I tell them to think of it as 'The Jerk' for the new millennium. You know the bit: An innocent goof lives his life seemingly oblivious to the fact that he is, eh.... um... Well, oblivious to who he is -- his talents (or lack), and most importantly, to the way every other living being perceives him.

Hijinx ensues. --Very, very world-class embarrassing hi jinx.

The idea of the world's lamest rapper may be barely weighty enough for a solid 4 minute sketch on SNL or in Living Color. But the makers, with the amazing Jamie Kennedy in the center of the thing, have gone for the burn, taking an hour and a half to shake out every possibility of the concept. Surprisingly, it's time well spent. More happens plot wise here than in the Steve Martin vehicle. The situations are multiplied, and with them the opportunities for some pretty incredible shtick.

Malibu's Most Wanted is the cult film of tomorrow. The humor may not be close to the same league as Airplane or Kung Fu Hustle, and in fact seems to issue from the pits of over-commercialized multiplex teen formula comedy that I and a lot of other people groan at with regularity. But it brushes lightly with inspired comic genius. That's pretty vague. But I don't know how else to characterize a film -- even a dumb, almost insulting one -- that renders me helpless with laughter a couple of times, and manages a carload of solid giggles and grins. It may be a special taste film. But if you are open to it, it's worth your while.

9 of 10 stars


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