Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.

Director:

Callie Khouri

Writers:

Glenn Gers (screenplay), John Mister (earlier screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Keaton ... Bridget Cardigan
Ted Danson ... Don Cardigan
Katie Holmes ... Jackie Truman
Adam Rothenberg ... Bob Truman
Queen Latifah ... Nina Brewster
Peyton 'Alex' Smith Peyton 'Alex' Smith ... Older Dante (as Peyton Smith)
Charlie Caldwell Charlie Caldwell ... Cop #1
Richard F Law ... Cop #2 (as Richard Law)
Meagen Fay ... Mindy Arbogast
Christopher McDonald ... Bryce Arbogast (as Chris McDonald)
Denise Lee ... Counselor
Sylvia Castro Galan Sylvia Castro Galan ... Selina
Morgana Shaw ... Molly
Roger Cross ... Barry
Stephen Root ... Glover
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Storyline

Don and Bridget Cardigan's upper middle class lifestyle is threatened since Don, who has been out of work for a year, seems to have given up looking for a job, and housewife Bridget has been out of the workforce for most of her life. They are close to $300,000 in debt. Finding out this information, Bridget comes to the conclusion that she needs to get a job - any job - that at least provides them with some benefits. She reluctantly takes a job as a janitor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Almost immediately, Bridget is enthralled with all the old worn out money that is being shredded. She comes up with a plan to get her old lifestyle back by stealing much of that money, which she believes is an easy job since the locks used on the money carts are standard equipment and as she notices that no one ever checks the garbage as she goes about her work. Her plan needs the cooperation of one person who works the shredder and one person who pushes the carts of money. The two people ... Written by Huggo

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They're having the crime of their lives... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language, and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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Katie Holmes turned down the chance to reprise her role as Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins (2005) sequel The Dark Knight (2008) to star in this film. Maggie Gyllenhaal was subsequently chosen to replace her. See more »

Goofs

Don Cardigan claims that Czechoslovakia split into Slovakia and the Czech Republic in 1992, but it actually split in 1993. See more »

Quotes

Bob Truman: They say money can't buy happiness but it sure as hell buys everything else.
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Designated Stand-in Jonnee Winkler See more »

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References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »

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Rich Woman
Written by Dorothy La Bostrie (as Dorothy LaBostrie) and McKinley Millet
Performed by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Produced by T Bone Burnett
Courtesy of Rounder Records
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From other reviews, I was expecting much worse.
12 February 2009 | by vampyrecowboySee all my reviews

Diane Keaton...well, either I'm getting old - or she's getting better.

Heck, in some shots; she even looks hot - like a MILF...if you don't know what that means, look it up.

Anyway, it was entertaining for the most part and I think that Ted Danson's role was good, but small.

While he has had a decent career, it has never been huge outside of Cheers; however he always does a great job of portrayal and in this movie, I feel he outshines the rest of the major players.

Entertaining and even funny to some degree with a life lesson.

Don't get greedy.

Do I feel that stealing money from the MAN is wrong? Not after the last few years of just stuff going so wrong.

If the government can mess you around - well it's high time to reapply the rules to work for you.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Money See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,736,452, 20 January 2008

Gross USA:

$20,668,843

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,412,163
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2.35 : 1
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