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Identity Thief (2013)

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Mild mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Florida to confront the deceptively harmless looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity.

Director:

Seth Gordon

Writers:

Craig Mazin (screenplay), Jerry Eeten (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Sandy Patterson
Melissa McCarthy ... Diana
Jon Favreau ... Harold Cornish
Amanda Peet ... Trish Patterson
T.I. ... Julian (as Tip 'T.I.' Harris)
Genesis Rodriguez ... Marisol
Morris Chestnut ... Detective Reilly
John Cho ... Daniel Casey
Robert Patrick ... Skiptracer
Eric Stonestreet ... Big Chuck
Jonathan Banks ... Paul
Ryan Gaul ... Bartender
Steve Mallory Steve Mallory ... Party Guy
Tyler Nilson ... Party Guy
Steve Little ... Party Guy's Buddy
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Storyline

Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) gets a nice call confirming his name and other identifying information. The next thing he knows, a spa in Florida is reminding him of his appointment and his credit cards are maxed out. With his identity stolen, Sandy leaves his wife, kids and job to literally bring the thief to justice in Colorado. Keeping tabs on the other Sandy (Melissa McCarthy) and run-ins with bounty hunters is harder than he was expecting, and ultimately the cross-country trip is going to find both Sandys learning life tips from one another. Written by napierslogs

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She's having the time of his life See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

To many people's surprise, this opened at number one at the box office with a gross in excess of $30 million. This was quite an achievement considering that a major winter storm in the Northeast of the USA hit that weekend, forcing many roads and even theaters to close. See more »

Goofs

When Julian and Marisol are put into the trunk of their car at gun point, they were clearly driving a Dodge Charger, however the shot of them in the trunk was taken from a Ford Crown Victoria. This happens again when they are removed from the trunk by the police after the car chase. There is also a number '9' decal visible under the vinyl wrap on the trunk lid. This would indicate that they used one of the cop cars to film the shots. See more »

Quotes

Diana: [In front of Sandy and Trish's preschool-aged daughters, during visitation] Some of these dykes are still really getting up into my sweet junk, but I don't let 'em.
Trish Patterson: Um, girls, "s-sweet junk" is just...
Sandy Patterson: ...dessert. She's having a problem in the mess hall.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, we hear two lines of dialog from earlier in the movie. The Skiptracer Robert Patrick saying "No, Sandy's a girl's name!" And Sandy Jason Bateman replying "It's not, it's unisex!" See more »

Alternate Versions

The studio thought that it was necessary to enrich the DVD/BD releases with a longer Unrated Cut that adds almost 9 minutes of material. The clear conclusion here is that the majority of those scenes feel like they were cut out of the theatrical version because they simply weren't needed or slowing down the events. Typical "unrated" material that could've been too risky for the "R"-rated theatrical version is nowhere in sight. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Right Thurr
Written by Chingy (as Howard 'Chingy' Bailey), Shamar Daugherty and Alonzo Lee
Performed by Chingy
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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User Reviews

 
People need to take this for what it is!
19 February 2013 | by ariasn1See all my reviews

Actually a 6.5 out of 10.

The movie wasn't smart, it wasn't even very good.

But it didn't need to be. It was stupid and funny and predictable. The actors were all more than competent and the script and direction were funny.

There was literally NO substance to this movie. And I think the audience hated me when I started laughing during one of the scenes that were meant to be melancholy.

Go for the fun not for the substance. And you'll be in for a fun night!

6.5/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ID Theft See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,551,025, 10 February 2013

Gross USA:

$134,506,920

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,965,010
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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