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Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

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When an affluent couple lose all their money following a series of blunders, they turn to a life of crime to make ends meet.

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Dean Parisot

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Judd Apatow (screenplay), Nicholas Stoller (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Dick Harper
Téa Leoni ... Jane Harper
Alec Baldwin ... Jack McCallister
Richard Jenkins ... Frank Bascombe
Angie Harmon ... Veronica Cleeman
John Michael Higgins ... Garth
Richard Burgi ... Joe Cleeman
Carlos Jacott ... Oz Peterson
Aaron Michael Drozin Aaron Michael Drozin ... Billy Harper
Gloria Garayua ... Blanca
Michelle Arthur ... Dick's Secretary
Stacey Travis ... Jack's Receptionist
Timm Sharp ... Jack's Assistant
David Herman ... Angry Caller (voice)
Dempsey Pappion ... Production Assistant
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Storyline

The day before Globodyne's stock tanks, a la Enron, and its pension fund evaporates, the corporation's CEO and CFO set up middle manager Dick Harper to be the public face of the disaster. Jobless, and with no savings, pension, or home equity, Dick and his wife Jane sink slowly into poverty. He looks for work (as do all former Globodyne executives); he even tries day labor with the relatives of their Mexican nanny. A foreclosure notice sends Dick and Jane over the edge into a life of blue-collar crime. Then, as things finally look up, the report of an looming indictment pushes Dick and Jane toward a denouement with the real criminals, the white-collar guys. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Giving Big Businesses a Run For Their Money! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language, some sexual humor and occasional humorous drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fun with Dick & Jane See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,530,160, 25 December 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$110,332,737, 26 February 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$202,026,112, 22 October 2006
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where the migrant workers are being rounded up by Immigration, the INS agent played by Clint Howard mentions that one person is carrying an ID with the name "Opie Taylor". Opie Taylor was played by Clint Howard's brother Ron Howard on the Andy Griffith show. See more »

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When Dick is watching his wife sleep, just before he steals the grass from other yards. The camera shows his head, and you can see the shadow of the boom mic. See more »

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[first lines]
Dick Harper: Globodyne is a consolidator of media properties. Globodyne is a consolidator of media properties. Consolidator. Consolidator.
[traffic light turns]
Dick Harper: Oh, no!
Title card: Run, Dick, Run
Dick Harper: Globodyne's a consolidator of media properties and data retrieval with a focus in fiber-optic content provision. It's basically a synergy of Web-based and platform-based UNIX-driven delivery systems. OK, I made that last part up.
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The start of the ending credits begins with a "special thanks" to former Enron CEO Kenneth L. Lay, who ripped off their employees pensions. The credits then proceed to thank other Enron employees and other companies that have bankrupted, such as Tyco and Worldcom. See more »

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References Office Space (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Right Place Wrong Time
Written by Dr. John (as Malcolm J. "Dr. John" Rebennack)
Performed by Dr. John
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. / Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Unemployment line
23 December 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

"Fun with Dick and Jane" reflects, in many ways, what's wrong with our society. We watch in disbelief as more and more CEOs are hauled up to jail and how these unscrupulous people leave their once valued employees to fend for themselves, as best they can.

Dan Perisot directs this remake of the 1977 Jane Fonda-George Segal vehicle and brings it up to date. He counts with two actors that are popular to present this new installment in a funny way, Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni in the main roles.

Poor Dick finds out in the worst way the job he held has just disappeared and must face reality. Dick and Jane must deal with their sudden status as they see their electricity cut, their housekeeper deserts them and Dick suffers the indignity of having to compete with other unemployed, former colleagues, for jobs that aren't half as glamorous as the vice-presidency he almost had.

What's a desperate man to do? Well, being a resourceful man, he must do what he has to. Jane and Dick start a path into taking the law into their own hands.

In a way, Mr. Carrey, one of the producers, mixes a serious problem with his kind of comedy. Jim Carrey is one of the best comedians working in movies today, but he also has an enormous talent for doing some serious dramatic work, as he has already proved. He is a dynamo in the film and turns the situation Dick is facing into fun, in his own way.

Tea Leoni, is equally suited to play Jane, the travel agent who suddenly sees all those comforts she was used to, disappear, and must adapt to her new circumstances. Ms. Leoni and Mr. Carrey do some funny things together, making the film look much better than what could have been. The supporting players, mainly Alec Baldwin and Richard Jenkins make good contributions to the film.

"Fun with Dick and Jane" is a typical example of those holiday themed films the studios love to unload at the end of the year.


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