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Just Getting Started (2017)

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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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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.

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Three Legends. A Comedy for the Ages. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,069,605, 25 January 2018
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Susan's dog is named Romeo. In Ron Shelton's other movie, Tin Cup, Cheech Marin played Romeo. 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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Don't Forget to Remember Christmas
Written & Performed by Susan Werner
Published by Frank Chance Music (administered by PEN Music Group, Inc.) & Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Limited (administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing)
Courtesy of Frank Chance Music & Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Limited
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Haven't we all been here several times before?
10 December 2017 | by asche1959See all my reviews

I know you know the drill by now, One nice. charismatic fellow is the "go to" guy at the old folks home. All the ladies want to date him and all the single guys want to be him. Life is good and going his way until a new comer comes out of nowhere to upset his happy little paradise and as a result he's yesterday's news. As a result the next 1hr & fifteen minutes are spent with our former #1 fellow trying in vain to prove he's still #1. Simply put, this movie isn't funny at all, nope not in the least. Oh it'll make you smile here and there but that's about it. The only thing this movie has going for it is star power but even then the lines are weak and non responsive at best. My friend and I didn't laugh at all during the movie. A couple sitting near us got up and walked out roughly halfway through. Another couple was heard saying "well that was a horrible movie" just as we walked by to leave. The more I thought about it no one else laughed at all during the entire movie either, not even once. Everything seemed so formulaic and exceedingly predictable and that's because it painfully is. Oh did I mention the once two adversaries eventually come to like one another towards the end of the film, yeah well they do, no surprise there. Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones and Renee Rouseau are all great actors and yet even they can't make this film funny. My guess is its the writing and script as it don't give them any room to work with. As far as I'm concerned this movie really should've had the direct to DVD release treatment, thus I'm only giving it 2 stars and I honestly feel I'm being far too kind in doing even that. Watch something else instead, you've been warned!


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