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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Trivia

In the behind the scenes featurette, Mos Def is referred to and credited as Yasiin Bey. See more »

Goofs

At around 1:27 Mickey lights a cigarette while talking to her soon-to-be ex-husband, a little later when she sits in a chair, the cigarette is not even lit, in the next scene it is lit again. See more »

Quotes

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

References Jackie Brown (1997) See more »

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X Marks The Spot
Written and performed by Jordan Galland
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Life of Crime, waste of time
12 September 2014 | by bbickley13-921-58664See all my reviews

It's an interesting film that's trying to be a dark comedy but it's not as dark as I would have expected, which made the laughs long in-between.

I've seen this type of comedy in which the victim befriends the captives because their life was not as put together as hoped. This one takes a slower dramatic pace.

Their were some pretty top notch actors in the film like Tim Robbins, John Hawkes and even Mos Def. It's interesting that Jennifer Aniston took on such a small picture, but maybe they thought her appearance would put people in seats(which I guess is true).

Thought the story was good but the pace of the movie just puts me to sleep (Maybe I actually missed the really fun parts while snoring). Don't kill your time with this one.


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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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