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Wild Oats (2016)

Everything changes for Eva when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for five million dollars instead of the expected fifty thousand dollars. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime.

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Andy Tennant

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Claudia Myers (screenplay by), Gary Kanew (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley MacLaine ... Eva
Jessica Lange ... Maddie
Demi Moore ... Crystal
Ptolemy Slocum ... Luke
Colin Walker ... Ben
Robert Collier ... Minister
Geraldine Singer ... Mourner #2
Susan Parker Susan Parker ... Mourner #3
Vincent De Paul ... Mourner #6
Rachel Deacon ... Monique
Lynne Ashe ... Laurie
Ben Temple ... Dr. Ferguson
Marnee Carpenter ... Waitress
Morgan Deare Morgan Deare ... Greg (as Morgan Kelley Deare)
Chad Gall ... Eric
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A retired widow who hits the jackpot when she receives a life insurance check mistakenly made out for five million dollars instead of fifty thousand dollars. She and her best friend then take off, only to become media sensations and fugitives from justice.

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Newly rich. Newly single. Forever young.


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The island of Gran Canaria, Spain, where the locations were filmed, is often referred to as a "miniature continent" because of the diverse nature of its landscapes and habitats. In fact, the entire western half of the island is a U.N.E.S.C.O. Biosphere Reserve. See more »

Goofs

When Eva and Maddie are taken to their hotel after arriving at Gran Canaria airport, you distinctly see them being chauffeured through the middle of the island's capital Las Palmas, passing the famous Santa Ana cathedral before eventually getting to the hotel. This would be an unusual route to take to travel from the airport to the Lopesan Costa Meloneras hotel where the filming took place, as downtown Las Palmas is about 13 miles to the north from the airport, and the Costa Meloneras is more than 20 miles in the exact opposite direction, at the southern end of the island. See more »

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[Last lines]
Maddie: You big softie.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Performed by Candy
Written, Arranged, and Produced by Deni Lew and Matt Thomson
Published by Songs in Lew
Copyright Control 2015
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great start fizzles out
5 October 2016 | by chodorovSee all my reviews

I was so happy to see a movie with such a fantastic cast of old people - I especially love Shirley MacLain and Billy Connolly, and the rest of the cast was also good. However, the script went from mediocre to really bad, the plot was worse, and the whole thing nose-dived in the second half. Which is a shame, it had such potential. No wonder it never opened in the theaters. I wish they would redo it, write a decent plot with an improved script, and re-release it next year. They would only have to do the second half. The movie starts out with MacLain and Lange at the funeral of MacLain's husband. It goes on to show the widow receive a falsely made out check from his life insurance. One of the best scenes in the whole movie is her calling the insurance company to try to straighten out the mistake. Then the story already starts to go downhill. Why doesn't she just deposit the check without worrying about being arrested? Or just send it back and ask for a correct one with a payment of $50,000 instead of 5 million? Everything is overdone with no reason behind it. And it just gets steadily worse with very little good stuff in between. It is not even worth watching for the actors, as the script is abominable.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,554, 18 September 2016

Gross USA:

$40,598

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$247,949
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2.35 : 1
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