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Mad Money (2008)

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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 »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Taglines:

On January 18th, get mad. Get very mad with money. 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Locas por el dinero See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,273,645, 20 January 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,668,843, 18 May 2008
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lindsay Lohan was the original casting choice for Jackie Truman. Due to her erratic behavior and substance abuse problems, the film could not secure a completion bond. The bond company feared it would lose its investment, if her self-destructive personal life actually prevented the film from being completed. See more »

Goofs

During her training, Bridget is told that the new money comes from the Mint. In fact it comes from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. See more »

Quotes

Bridget Cardigan: You want to talk about this sweetie?
Don Cardigan: Why on earth would I want to talk about it? Its over!
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Crazy Credits

Designated Stand-in Jonnee Winkler See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.84 (2009) See more »

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Mara's Star
Written and Performed by Joey Singer
Courtesy of Font 48
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This movie should have said WARNING: Do not attempt this at home.
1 June 2008 | by MairegChernetSee all my reviews

An Oscar winning actress (Keaton), an Oscar nominated actress (Latifah), and the current spouse of an Oscar nominated actor (Holmes) shine in this delightful comedy/crime film as three employees of a federal reserve who plot to steal a large sum of disposable cash. This is a simple movie, nothing more nothing less. It offers inconsistent and infrequent laughs, while providing a thrill to the audience. Though I am not familiar with director Callie Khouri who apparently won an Oscar, the cast of this movie was compelling, from Diane Keaton to Ted Danson, from Katie Holmes to Queen Latifah. A renowned cast saved this film from being a total disaster with a witty and fitting performance. As far as the content of the movie It is nothing more than what a regular movie goer might expect it to be. A heist gone bad, but with no blood and violence....Just plain comedy. However, this is an unusual idea for a movie, because I am sure it would not be attempted in real life, and even if it is, I am positive that the schemers will not get that far.. A nice and enjoyable film worth seeing.


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