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Just Getting Started (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 8 December 2017 (USA)
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A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run (1988), about an ex-F.B.I. Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program (Morgan Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.

Director:

Ron Shelton

Writer:

Ron Shelton

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Duke
Tommy Lee Jones ... Leo
Rene Russo ... Suzie
Joe Pantoliano ... Joe
Glenne Headly ... Marguerite
Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Roberta
Elizabeth Ashley ... Lily
George Wallace ... Larry
Graham Beckel ... Burt
Mel Raido ... Oscar
Jane Seymour ... Delilah
Johnny Mathis ... Johnny Mathis
Nick Peine ... Jimmy
Kristen DeVore Rakes ... Ginger (as Kristen Rakes)
Eli Goodman ... Corporate Santa
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Storyline

Defense lawyer Duke, who once defended the heads of the world's most dangerous criminal teams, now manages the luxury resort Villa Capri in Palm Springs, California. Leo, a former FBI agent, arrives at the resort and repeatedly beats Duke at every competition. As manager of the resort, Duke is initially threatened by the newcomer's activities with the ladies and competitive nature. Their competition even extends to a rivalry over Suzie, the regional director of the resort chain. During the competitions Duke's life is put in danger multiple times and he realizes that the mafia has found him and is attempting to kill him. Duke and Leo must work together to defeat the mafia and save Duke's life during the Christmas season at Villa Capri..

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Chivalry meet rivalry. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, suggestive material and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Ron Shelton and Tommy Lee Jones worked together on Cobb (1994). See more »

Goofs

Duke appears in a commercial on national television, something no one in the Witness Relocation Program would ever do. See more »

Quotes

Leo: You wanna do something about that I'll beat you best of 5 of anything ever invented.
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Silent Night
Performed by Swamp Dogg
Courtesy of S.D.E.G. / Essential Media Group LLC
By arrangement with Gravelpit Music
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Did a 5th grader write and direct this immature nonsense?
20 February 2018 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

I could not believe the shockingly low score for this film with such an all star cast. Once I saw it, I realized it was in fact deserving of the 3.8 IMDb rating, and only so high, from the sympathetic votes for these A-listers when they realized what they had signed up for.

So here's what I think happened. Ron Shelton's 5th grade grandson wrote and directed this nonsense but was too young to be named in the credits, so grandpa steps in and enters his name.

Next, Waze (the phone GPS app that was product-mentioned) funded this 5th graders film, and paid these A-list actors their wages so people will go see this mess, then leave the theater and download their app.

What else can it be? These huge actors did their worst... they hardly made an effort. The entire set was probably the after-party set up for when filming wrapped, just for the A-listers to have incentive to do some type of performance.

The directing and editing was, well, that of a 5th grader.

What a waste of talent on such a garbage screenplay.

A sympathetic 3/10 from me, only for the all star cast that got duped into making this nonsense.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Villa Capri See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,201,459, 10 December 2017

Gross USA:

$6,069,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,634,022
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2.35 : 1
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