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The Ladykillers (2004)

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An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady.

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Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Professor G.H. Dorr
Irma P. Hall ... Marva Munson
Marlon Wayans ... Gawain MacSam
J.K. Simmons ... Garth Pancake
Tzi Ma ... The General
Ryan Hurst ... Lump Hudson
Diane Delano ... Mountain Girl
George Wallace ... Sheriff Wyner
John McConnell ... Deputy Sheriff
Jason Weaver ... Weemack Funthes
Stephen Root ... Fernand Gudge
Lyne Odums ... Rosalie Funthes (as Baadja-Lyne Odums)
Walter K. Jordan ... Elron (as Walter Jordan)
George Anthony Bell George Anthony Bell ... Preacher
Greg Grunberg ... TV Commercial Director
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Storyline

A remake of the 1955 comedy, the story revolves around a Southern professor who puts together a group of thieves to rob a casino. They rent a room in an old woman's house, but soon she discovers the plot and they must kill her, a task that is more difficult than it seems. Written by lcheala@imdb.com

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The greatest criminal minds of all time have finally met their match. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

26 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ladykillers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,634,563, 28 March 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,799,191

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,747,441
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Shadow of boom mic on the door as Dorr leads Munson into the kitchen after the poetry recital. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sheriff Wyner: Unh... Oh! Afternoon, Miss Munson.
Marva Munson: Afternoon, Sheriff. You know the Funthes boy?
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Trouble of This World (Coming Home)
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Ernest Franklin, T Bone Burnett (as Henry Burnett)
Produced by Sol Messiah for SME, LLC, Tahir for Hedrush, LLC and T Bone Burnett
Performed by Nappy Roots
Chorus Performed by Rose Stone, 'Freddie Stone' and Lisa Stone
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Contains a sample of "Trouble Of This World"
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Performed by Bill Landford & The Landfordaires
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New version of the classic movie as entertaining and amusing as the British film
24 April 2006 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A band of botcher thieves (Marlon Wayans , Tzi Ma , Ryan Hurst) led by a cunning man (Tom Hanks) attempt a great robbing , but their scheme is foiled by an allegedly innocent old lady (Irma P. Hall) . They devise a perfect plan which is continuously spoiled by the inopportune intervention of the sweet little landlady .

The picture is a bemusing and droll comedy especially in the parts happen the antics and flops of the heist . The laughters and chuckles are varied and giggles are based on diverse personalities and differences among protagonists . It's an agreeable movie for the youth who will enjoy enormously and with lots of fun . Tom Hanks (in similar role to Alec Guinnes) is terrific as the leader , if you like Hanks manic performance , you'll enjoy this one . However , the profanities and bad taste language are in charge of Marlon Wayans (Scary movie) and other secondaries such as J.K.Simmons (Spiderman) , the Oriental Tzi Ma and the hunk Ryan Hurst are pretty well . Colorful and glamorous cinematography by Roger Deakins and enjoyable music by Carter Burwell (usual musician of Cohen brothers) . The picture is a good adaptation of the classic British film of the golden decade of Ealing studio , a droll black comedy with the same title and featured by Alec Guinnes , Herbert Lom and Peter Sellers and written by Willian Rose . The motion picture was rightly directed by Joel and Ethan Cohen . The flick will appeal to Tom Hanks fans and black comedy buffs . Rating : Better than average , worthwhile seeing.


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