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King's Ransom (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 22 April 2005 (USA)
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Hoping to foil his own gold-digging wife's plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well.

Director:

Jeffrey W. Byrd

Writer:

Wayne Conley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Anderson ... Malcolm King
Jay Mohr ... Corey
Kellita Smith ... Renee King
Nicole Ari Parker ... Angela Drake (as Nicole Parker)
Regina Hall ... Peaches Clarke
Loretta Devine ... Miss Gladys
Donald Faison ... Andre
Leila Arcieri ... Kim Baker
Charlie Murphy ... Herb Clarke
Brooke D'Orsay ... Brooke Mayo
Jackie Burroughs ... Grandma
Lisa Marcos ... Raven
Roger Cross ... Byron
Millie Tresierra Millie Tresierra ... Woman
Rob Smith Rob Smith ... David
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Storyline

Malcolm King is a wealthy and arrogant businessman whose ex-wife to be has plans to take him for everything he's worth in their divorce settlement. Determined to avoid losing his fortune to her, Malcolm plans his own kidnapping with the help of his dim-witted mistress and her ex-con brother. Unfortunately for Malcolm, he is not the only one with a kidnapping plot. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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You Want to Kidnap the King? Take a Number! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Anthony Anderson Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,300,000, 24 April 2005

Gross USA:

$4,008,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,143,652
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jay Mohr had actual mustard splattered all over his face See more »

Goofs

During the car chase down Dearbon Street in Chicago, Illinois, Jay Mohr turns an intersection while being followed. A National Bank sign is visible after passing the cop. Banque Nationale is only in Canada; as the film was made in Montreal, Quebec. See more »

Quotes

Miss Gladys: [Renee calls Malcolm's office again and Miss Gladys picks up the phone] Malcolm King's office.
Renee King: You hung up on me, you old witch!
Miss Gladys: Call me that again and I snatch every hair off your black ass!
Renee King: Just do your job and get Malcolm.
Miss Gladys: Gold digger. Hold on!
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Connections

Referenced in Crossover (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Searching for You
Written by Tanya White and Tommy McLaughlin
Performed by Tanya White
Courtesy of E2 MusicWorks
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This movie should have been straight to DVD. It was SO damn bad!
15 October 2009 | by TorontoLiverSee all my reviews

This movie was probably the crappiest movie I've ever seen. I watched it in Winnipeg, at my friend's house. I found it on my friends' coffee table, and had to see how bad it was. Critics all over were panning the film, and I had to see for myself. It was even worse than I thought it would be, with a god damn ridiculous and stupid plot, unimaginative jokes, and nasty characters.

Here's the plot.: King's Ransom is about an arrogant rich king named Malcolm King. His wife is angry with him, and wants him to pay her alimony or somethin. I don't know what it's for, but I think alimony. When she wants him to pay, he plans his own kidnapping so he doesn't have to pay her. At the same time, other people are planing to kidnap him, too! When one of the kidnappers DOES kidnap Malcolm, he thinks the kidnapper is following his ridiculous plan, but he's not! I'm not saying anymore for the plot.

The deleted scenes were better than the movie, which was crap. Take my word for it. I'd rather get punched repeatedly in the face than watch this again. Ugh! A ONE out of ten for King's Ransom. I would have gone with zero, but you can only go a minimum of one. Please never watch this!


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