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One for the Money (2012)

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Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.

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Stacy Sherman (screenplay), Karen Ray (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Heigl ... Stephanie Plum
Jason O'Mara ... Joseph Morelli
Daniel Sunjata ... Ranger
John Leguizamo ... Jimmy Alpha
Sherri Shepherd ... Lula
Debbie Reynolds ... Grandma Mazur
Debra Monk ... Mrs. Plum
Nate Mooney ... Eddie Gazarra
Adam Paul ... Bernie Kuntz
Fisher Stevens ... Morty Beyers
Ana Reeder ... Connie
Patrick Fischler ... Vinnie Plum
Ryan Michelle Bathe ... Jackie
Leonardo Nam ... John Cho
Annie Parisse ... Mary Lou
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Storyline

After losing her job, Jersey girl Stephanie Plum is broke. Needing a job she is told that her cousin, a bail bondsman, needs someone to help out in the office. But the only job openings he has are for skip tracers. She learns that Joe Morelli, a guy she knew intimately years ago, is one of the "skips". She eventually finds him but wasn't really prepared so he gets away. Another bounty hunter, Ranger, tries to teach her. Eventually she finds Morelli again, but he claims he is innocent of the crime he is accused of and he is trying to prove his innocence. Eventually Stephanie thinks he's telling the truth so she stakes out the person who can help him. She only finds herself in trouble and Morelli saves her. She tries to find someone who can prove his innocence, but the problem is that shortly after meeting with them they're killed or attacked. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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She's looking for a few not-so-good men.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual references and language, some drug material and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sólo por dinero See more »

Filming Locations:

Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,515,790, 29 January 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,414,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,893,721
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was considered a box office disappointment by all involved and plans for a big screen adaptation of the second book in the series, "Two for the Dough", were scrapped. See more »

Goofs

In the first lock picking scene ranger is picking a door knob. The tension wrench used is being held with a full grip and rotated CCW. The CCW may be correct but, tension wrenches are turned with a light pressure of the thumb to receive "feedback" from the pins. Gripping a tension wrench like this would make it almost impossible to pick a lock. See more »

Quotes

Grandma Mazur: [looking at Morelli's mug shot] Didn't you and he... back in high school?
Stephanie Plum: Ancient history. I'm going after him for the money, period.
Grandma Mazur: Dolly, you lack... vision.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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String Quartet In F Major Op 3 No 5 Serenade Quartet
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Franz Haydn)
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I was disappointed
28 January 2012 | by harmnegirlSee all my reviews

If you haven't read the book you MIGHT like the movie. If you've read and loved the books this movie leaves a lot to be desired.

I suppose the MAIN part of the plot is the same but the details are scrambled or in some cases completely left out. Maybe I'm in the minority but a lot of the really funny stuff in the book was in the details and these parts got lost in the translation to the big screen. There was nothing too extreme in the book that might not have fit in the PG-13 rating so why did they change so many things? It was like the added more dialog in places and took out the fun and exciting stuff. Time shouldn't have been the reason either because the movie ran only an hour and a half - if they'd gone for two they could have had a much better (and closer to the book) adaptation.

I didn't care for the casting. Lula, Connie, and Vinnie matched the book descriptions of the characters fairly well but everyone else was off. It was like the casting director didn't read the book.

I'm disappointed because I had high hopes for the movie. I won't be buying the DVD or going to any sequels. Really, I think they'd have been better off to cast all unknowns that FITTED the characters and stuck to the plot from the book - it would have had a better shot.


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