Curator Harry Deane (Colin Firth) is an expert in fine art, but he's equally accomplished in taking abuse from his insolent boss Lionel Shabandar (Alan Rickman). That's about to change. The plan, trick the avid art collector into buying a fake Monet painting. To assist in the heist, Deane hires rowdy Texas cowgirl P.J. Puznowski (Cameron Diaz) to help him fool the richest man in England. But as the plan begins to unravel, Deane finds he is falling in love with the rodeo Queen, ensuing further complications.
A fake masterpiece. The perfect plan.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content, partial nudity and a rude gesture
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Did You Know?
While ostensibly a remake of Gambit (1966), the plot of this version is actually quite different. See more
In the karaoke scene PJ takes off her hairpin with her right hand while holding the microphone in her left. In the next shot the microphone is in her right hand and the hairpin is in her left. See more
This is the story of my brave, foolish friend Harry Deane. Mr. Deane's work as a art curator in London had gone, he felt, largely unappreciated. He told me of countless insults suffered at the hands of his employer, Lionel Shabandar, media tycoon, art collector, and an absolute brute of a fellow.
[covered in mud
Do not touch my person! You, idiot...
Yes, my lord.
...give me your boot.
Forty years ago I'd have called this Shabandar a cad. Now the prevailing ...
Opening credits are shown over cartoon characters performing odd actions with artwork and elevators. See more
Featured in Projector: Gambit
Deep In The Heart Of Texas
Written by Don Swander
and June Hershey
(as June Hershy)
Performed by Moe Bandy
Master courtesy of K-Tel
Performed by Cameron Diaz
Master courtesy of Shabandar Productions Ltd
Published by Melody Lane Publications Inc c/o Peer Music (UK) Ltd See more