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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 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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Taglines:

Big Man. Big Plan. Big Mistake. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Malcolm finally learns that Corey has really kidnapped him, he tries to escape. Corey shoots a few nails at him and hits the wall. In the next shot, there are no nails in the wall. See more »

Quotes

Miss Gladys: Did you guys follow up with the leads I gave you?
Officer Holland: Yes, we did.
Miss Gladys: And?
Officer Holland: Look, laddy we just about had it with you. Go home and if something comes up we will let you know. This case is all about official police business we don't need you...
Miss Gladys: [interrupts] I don't give a damn about official police business! Malcolm King is my business. I'm going to leave now, not because you told me to because if I don't leave now I'll never get my numbers in. But I'll be back and until you find him I'm gonna stay on you ...
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Referenced in Crossover (2006) See more »

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I Don't Care
Written by Osinachi Nwaneri and Collins Nwaneri
Performed by Lil Cal
Courtesy of Zync Music
By Arrangement with Windswept Holdings, LLC
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What movie did you other people go see??
17 May 2005 | by david900163See all my reviews

Okay, I am obviously alone here.

I thought this movie was funny but too short.

Peaches rocked.

The gold-digger wife was (is) hot.

Loretta Devine as the secretary...flawless.

The acting-VP with the college degrees...or...no degrees, going berserk...could it be any funnier?

The sandwich getting body slammed on the roadside? funny shtick.

And the fifty-cent music...perfect!

I thought this movie had a lot to offer. It was just too short. The credits were rolling but I was wanting more.

Remember, it is not true to life. It seems that "black" films are required to either represent true life or contain a "do-good message" for the youth.

I'd prefer to go to a movie to laugh and be entertained.

I thought this film was entertaining.

King's Ransom was funny but too short.

I've seen it twice just to make sure.


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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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