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Wild Oats (2016)

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Everything changes for Eva when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50 thousand. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime.


Andy Tennant


Claudia Myers (screenplay by), Gary Kanew (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »





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 Ben Temple ... Dr. Ferguson
Marnee Carpenter ... Waitress
Morgan Deare Morgan Deare ... Greg (as Morgan Kelley Deare)
Chad Gall ... Eric


A retired widow who hits the jackpot when she receives a life insurance check mistakenly made out for $5,000,000 instead of $50.000. 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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como reinas See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,554, 16 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,598, 22 September 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,312, 16 December 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jacki Weaver was originally attached to the Jessica Lange role before dropping out of production. See more »


Crystal: She is completely confused. You can't arrest her. That would... that would be like executing a retarded person.
Eva: Chrystal!
Crystal: I mean a really really sweet one.
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »


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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Sowing bad seeds
11 April 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange play best friends but there is a 15 year age gap between the actresses and it shows.

In Wild Oats MacLaine has been recently widowed and is wrongly sent a life insurance cheque for $5 million instead of $50 thousand.

MacLaine hops it to Grand Canaria with Lange and go on a gambling and spending spree and MacLaine attracts the attention of dapper but forgetful businessman Billy Connolly.

The insurance company strong arm veteran investigator Howard Hesseman to get the money back. He gets hold of MacLaine's daughter (Demi Moore) and sets off for Gran Canaria to Lange and MacLaine.

Once they arrived they find that MacLaine has lost her gambling winnings to con men and plan to retrieve the money.

The film is a bit of a mess, as a comedy it is a misfire. You could guess they will attract the attention of a con man as it lacks originality and even the finale floundered.

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