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Life of Crime (2013)

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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.

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... Mickey Dawson
... Ordell Robbie
... Melanie
... Marshall Taylor
... Richard Monk
... Frank Dawson
... Louis Gara
... Tyra Taylor
... Bo Dawson
... Ray
... Officer Dixon
... Officer Kenny
... Pamela Taylor
... 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.

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Right target. Wrong woman.

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Comedy | Crime

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

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29 August 2014 (Bahamas)  »

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The Switch  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,422, 29 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$261,695, 19 September 2014
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2.35 : 1
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The film had the original title of "The Switch" which is the title of a film Jennifer Aniston starred in along side Jason Bateman in 2010. See more »

Goofs

After Marshall regains consciousness and breaks out of the closet, there is a shot of the stereo with a record playing. The audio is only soft hiss and crackles but the tone arm has clearly not yet reached the run-out groove. Unless the record has an unusually long period of silence in the last track, there should still be music playing. See more »

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Ordell Robbie: So Richard, I got a little joke for you, you might like this one. You too, Lewis. A Dude goes to the doctor. Doctor says: "Sir, you have to stop masturbating". The patient goes: "Why?" And the doctor goes: "because I'm trying to exam you".
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References Sanford and Son: Fred's Treasure Garden (1974) See more »

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Love (It's Been So Long)
Written by Frank Brown and Robert Lee
Performed by Frankie and Robert
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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 See 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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