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Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

Director:

Daniel Schechter

Writers:

Daniel Schechter (written for the screen by), Elmore Leonard (based on the book "The Switch" written by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Aniston ... Mickey Dawson
Yasiin Bey ... Ordell Robbie
Isla Fisher ... Melanie
Will Forte ... Marshall Taylor
Mark Boone Junior ... Richard Monk
Tim Robbins ... Frank Dawson
John Hawkes ... Louis Gara
Clea Lewis ... Tyra Taylor
Charlie Tahan ... Bo Dawson
Kevin Corrigan ... Ray
Leonard Robinson ... Officer Dixon
Kevin Porter Young Kevin Porter Young ... Officer Kenny
Alex Ladove ... Pamela Taylor
Jenna Nye ... Shelly Taylor
Jill Abramovitz ... Jan
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Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Right target. Wrong woman.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Melanie says the same thing ("Wanna fuck?") to Louis in Jackie Brown (1997). See more »

Goofs

The dash of Marshall's vehicle is shown briefly during his backing over the garbage cans. A CD player with the face plate removed can clearly be seen. Car CD players with removable face-plates were definitely not around in the late 70s. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Dawson: [talking about Melanie] She looks like a million bucks.
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Connections

References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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Deutschland Erwache Aus Deinem Boesen Traum
Written by Bruno C. Schestak
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A movie that I thought was OK and worth watching but nothing that really made me think wow, this is good.
29 September 2014 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"We need to find a way o put him against the wall." Frank Dawson (Robbins) is a businessman with many enemies. When a group of men are looking for revenge on him they decide to take what is most important to him, his wife Mickey (Aniston). They kidnap her and demand a ransom from him. The only downside is that he was going to divorce her and is with his mistress when they call so he's not all that concerned. This puts strain on the kidnappers when plans have to change. This is another movie based off an Elmore Leonard book. If you have seen the other movies from his books (Jackie Brown, 3:10 To Yuma, Get Shorty and most recently Justified) you will know what to expect. The feel of all of them are pretty much alike. This one does have more of a Get Shorty feel to it in the way that it is a very dark comedy and you aren't sure who to root for. The acting is very good and the movie keeps you interested and entertained but I never really got all that into it. I did like all the twists and the events of this but there was just something missing to make me really like it. I also wasn't a big fan of Get Shorty so if you liked that movie you will probably enjoy this much more then I did. Overall, a movie that I thought was OK and worth watching but nothing that really made me think wow, this is good. I give it a B-.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 2014 (Bahamas) See more »

Also Known As:

The Switch See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$104,300, 31 August 2014

Gross USA:

$265,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,456,675
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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