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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bridget Cardigan
... Don Cardigan
... Jackie Truman
... Bob Truman
... Nina Brewster
Peyton 'Alex' Smith ... Older Dante (as Peyton Smith)
Charlie Caldwell ... Cop #1
... Cop #2 (as Richard Law)
... Mindy Arbogast
... Bryce Arbogast (as Chris McDonald)
... Counselor
Sylvia Castro Galan ... Selina
... Molly
... Barry
... Glover
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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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Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language, and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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18 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Locas por el dinero  »

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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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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 »

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

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Don Cardigan: Of course we had problems. Like where to put it all
[laughs]
Don Cardigan: .
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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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Blew away my expectations
1 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

While I really love Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah, I was not particularly excited about Mad Money. It looked really mediocre, and though I was expecting to be entertained, I was not expecting it to be as fun and interesting as it ended up being. It is a really underrated and funny movie that is an all around great time from beginning to end that I am glad I had the chance of seeing.

While the movie is not exceedingly hilarious, it has it's shining moments of brilliance from the wonderful cast. All the actors and actresses pull off the characters perfectly, giving the film a lovable and bubbly atmosphere. It's extremely interesting too. I could never look away, because I was so interested in the plot; they set everything up really well and the movie was nicely paced with some fun and surprising twists and turns that keep the viewer on edge.

Like I said, easily the best thing about this movie is it's performances which ultimately make the only decent movie otherwise more than decent and highly rewatchable, and the cast pull off the material that could be seen as poor amazingly and overall make the movie worth the while. I enjoyed it highly, and like I said, I wish more people would see it and not be so critical on it. It is entertainment at it's most charming, even if it is not a masterpiece.


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