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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.

Director:

Andy Tennant

Writers:

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

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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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of Gran Canaria, where the movie takes place, was ranked as the city with the best climate in the world in a 1996 scientific study called "Pleasant Weather Ratings" by Thomas Whitmore, director of research on climatology at Syracuse University, New York. 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 »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Maddie: You big softie.
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Connections

Referenced in La noche de...: La noche de... Como reinas (2019) 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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Charming leads and well written story
21 June 2017 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

This charming well written comedy caper could easily have been painful and unfunny but it is actually quite good and laugh out loud funny in parts. The 2 actresses Jessica Lange and Shirley Maclaine are so good they are watchable and never cringe inducing. It's good to see Jessica doing comedy again - she has been in horror for the last few years with AHS so it's nice to see what a good comedienne she is. Shirley is quite nimble for her age - she is over 80 and can still do comedy convincingly.

A widow gets a mistaken windfall payout and sets off on a exotic trip with her best friend. Some stand out moments include crassness of people at the funeral. The part dealing with calling the insurance company rings familiar for many.

The location in Gran Canaria is quite exotic and the resort is attractive.

Worth a watch.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Oats See more »

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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