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What Men Want ()


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A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts.

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Cast

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Ali Davis
Kristen Ledlow ...
Kristen Ledlow
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Brandon Wallace
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Captain Fucktastic
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Valet Guy
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Eddie
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Kevin Myrtle
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Scott (as Paul B. Johnson)
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Nick Ivers
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Jenna Abbiddi
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Skip Davis
Taj-Naranja Jenkines ...
Tough Boxer
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Will
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Ben (as Auston Moore)
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Devonta Freeman
John Collins ...
John Collins
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Joe 'Dolla' Barry
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Jamal Barry
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Lisa Leslie
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Ciarra
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Olivia
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Mari
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Sister
Desi-Ray Morris ...
Female Dancer
Kyra Claxton ...
Female Dancer
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Male Dancer
Christopher Alvarez ...
Male Dancer
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Dr. Wilson
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Nurse
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Elderly Man
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Hairdresser
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Mark Cuban
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Shaquille O'Neal
Grant Hill ...
Grant Hill
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Loretta
Karl-Anthony Towns ...
Karl-Anthony Towns
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James
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Waitress
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Reverend Bates
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Groomsman
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Groomsman
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Gabby
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Louis
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Craig (as Benjamin Aycrigg)
JoAnna Lorene ...
Woman In Crowd (as Joanna L. Aldridge-Wilson)
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Tasha (as Damita Jane)
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Adam Silver
Shonda Morgan ...
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Wedding Guest / Restaurant Customer / Party Guest (uncredited)
Bobby Akers ...
Sports Agent (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
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Coach / Trainer (uncredited)
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Sport Agent (uncredited)
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Bouncer (uncredited)
Leon Croom ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Danny (uncredited)
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Core A Sports Agent (uncredited)
Mavro Diamanti ...
Congregation (uncredited)
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Street Guy (uncredited)
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Core Sports Agent (uncredited)
Gavrielle Anne Fontanilla ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Sports Agent (uncredited)
Haley Hansen ...
Wait Staff (uncredited)
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Entourage (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Elgin Lee ...
Security (uncredited)
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Boxer (uncredited)
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The Hipster (uncredited)
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Sports Agent (uncredited)
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Security Guard (uncredited)
Bradley Newcomer ...
Basketball Executive (uncredited)
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Office Worker (uncredited)
John Thelan Reece ...
VIP Suite Guest / Cameraman (uncredited)
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Funeral Goer (uncredited)
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Athlete (uncredited)
Patti Schellhaas ...
Assistant Principal (uncredited)
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Waiter #1 (uncredited)
Malik Big Leak Smith ...
Sports Agent (uncredited)
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Denise (uncredited)
Ashley Uecker ...
Agent (uncredited)
Benjamin Weaver ...
Bar patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Adam Shankman

Written by

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Tina Gordon ... (screenplay by) (as Tina Gordon Chism) and
Peter Huyck ... (screenplay by) &
Alex Gregory ... (screenplay by)
 
Jas Waters ... (story by) and
Tina Gordon ... (story by) (as Tina Gordon Chism)
 
Josh Goldsmith ... (earlier screenplay "What Women Want") &
Cathy Yuspa ... (earlier screenplay "What Women Want")
 
Josh Goldsmith ... (earlier story "What Women Want") &
Cathy Yuspa ... (earlier story "What Women Want") and
Diane Drake ... (earlier story "What Women Want")

Produced by

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Taraji P. Henson ... executive producer
James Lopez ... producer
David McFadzean ... executive producer
Dete Meserve ... executive producer
Will Packer ... producer (as William Packer)
Judd Payne ... co-executive producer
Amy Sayres ... executive producer
Adam Shankman ... executive producer
Matt Williams ... executive producer

Music by

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Brian Tyler

Cinematography by

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Jim Denault

Film Editing by

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Emma E. Hickox

Editorial Department

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Jason Fabbro ... video colorist
Chris Giuffrida ... colorist: dailies
Michael Hatzer ... supervising digital colorist
A'Sia Horne ... post-production assistant
Chris Jensen ... Digital Colorist Technicolor
Joshua Kirchmer ... first assistant editor
Julian McDougald ... digital intermediate producer
Jason Myres ... assistant colorist
Tyshana Richard ... post-production assistant
MJ Whitaker ... additional editor
Denise Woodgerd ... dailies producer

Casting By

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Tara Feldstein ... casting director: Atlanta
Chase Paris ... casting director: Atlanta
Mary Vernieu
Michelle Wade Byrd

Production Design by

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Mark Hutman

Art Direction by

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Rachel Block

Costume Design by

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Sekinah Brown

Makeup Department

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Libra Cordero ... additional makeup artist
Melissa Forney ... hair department head
Delonda Harvey ... Additional Makeup Artist
AL Payne ... hair stylist
Beverly Jo Pryor ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Ralph Bertelle ... executive in charge of production
Lisa Rodgers ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Catherine A. Cospelich ... additional second assistant director
Bennett Gammon ... additional second assistant director
Spencer Jarvis ... first assistant director
Amir R. Khan ... second assistant director
Dan Short ... second assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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Paige Adair ... graphic designer
Kristen Adams ... set designer
Maria Elia Castro ... art department coordinator
Ellie Crosby ... Art Production Assistant
David Dungan ... upholstery
Caitlin Elmes ... head buyer
Nik Forman ... gangboss
Kate Forry Guanci ... property master
Karen Gerbs ... set decoration buyer
Madeline Grayson ... prop assist
Patrick S. Johnson ... additional on set-dresser / on-set dresser / set dresser
Ryan Kutch ... leadman
Brian McKissick ... storyboard artist
Taraja Ramsess ... on set dresser
Todd Sarginson ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Scott Cannizzaro ... adr mixer
Noyan Cosarer ... re-recording mixer
Jesse Dodd ... additional adr mixer
Teri E. Dorman ... supervising dialogue editor
Nattalie Gaston ... sound utility
Judah Getz ... adr mixer
Samuel R. Green ... Sound Engineer
William E. Hirsch ... bts sound
Mildred Iatrou ... supervising sound editor
Melissa Lytle ... Assistant Sound Editor
Bill Meadows ... re-recording mix technician
Frank A. Montaño ... re-recording mixer
Paul Reed ... sound mixer
Jason Sullivan ... boom operator
Jon Taylor ... re-recording mixer
Mark Wilkening ... adr mixer

Special Effects by

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David Fletcher ... special effects supervisor

Stunts

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David Alessi ... precision driver
Jennifer Badger ... stunt coordinator
Jeremy Bellos ... precision driver
Chick Bernhard ... stunt driver
Grady Allen Bishop ... Russian Arm Driver
Tomar Boyd ... stunt double: Richard Rountree
Marcelle Coletti ... stunt performer
John Copeman ... stunt double
Jason Elwood Hanna ... Stunt Double: Roshawn Franklin
Niahlah Hope ... stunt double: Taraji P. Henson
Joshua Lamboy ... stunt double: Cristian Gonzalez
Marcus Lewis ... stunts
Brionna Lynch ... stunt driver/stunt double: Taraji P Henson (as Brionna Maria Lynch)
David Brian Martin ... stunt driver
Trent Mayo ... precision driver
Taraja Ramsess ... stunt performer
Keith Ward ... stunts
Justin Webb ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nicholas Ard ... rigging grip
Justin Bernhard ... rigging grip best boy
Chris Birdsong ... key grip
Kevin Bridge ... electrician
Guy Broussard ... rigging gaffer
Michael Dzialowski ... additional first assistant camera
Justin Elder ... electrician
Alexander Eremin ... company grip
James Biggame Gallimore ... video engineer
Zach Holloran ... loader
Spencer Hutchins ... camera operator
Violet Jackson ... c camera second assistant
Joshua Jones ... electrician
Michael Jordan ... russian arm operator
Evan Kent ... electrician
Jeff Kirschner ... best boy electric
Nathan Lee ... electrician
Bobby Mancuso ... "a" camera focus puller
David McLean ... gaffer
Marc Menet ... epk camera operator
Jessica Miglio ... still photographer
Tiko Pavoni ... camera operator
Malachi Roberts ... electrician
Jan Ruona ... b camera operator
Rob Russell ... lighting technician
Kyle Simmons ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Louis Smith ... "c" camera first assistant
David J. Thompson ... "a" camera/steadicam operator
Joshua Robert Warren ... Generator Operator
Kevin Wilson ... vfx array plate second assistant camera
Larry S. Young ... B dolly grip

Casting Department

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Vashti Denise ... extras casting
Geena Dioquino ... casting assistant
Grace Gallant ... casting assistant
Bret Howe ... casting associate
Bill Marinella ... extras casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Shilla Benning ... costume supervisor
Maiya Daniels ... set costumer

Location Management

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Gerard Averill ... location manager
John Birchall ... key assistant location manager
Dean Adam Citroni ... assistant location manager
Ryan Dirkes ... assistant location manager
Jen Farris ... assistant location manager / location scout
Matt V. Messina ... key assistant location manager
Renay Nailon ... location coordinator
Ryan Watterson ... assistant location manager / location scout

Music Department

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Stephanie Bryant ... Score Coordinator
Johnny Caruso ... music editor
Lance Povlock ... Temp Music Editor
Peter Rotter ... music contractor
Sarah Trevino ... music arranger
Sly West ... temp music editor
Josh Zimmerman ... music arranger
Kim Seiniger ... music production executive (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Samuel R. Anderson ... driver: grip/semi
Samuel Wayne Beitz ... transportation captain (as Samuel W. Beitz)
Neil Castles Jr. ... transportation coordinator
Thomas Fountain ... driver: craft service
Philip Taylor ... mechanic

Other crew

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Stephanie Adams ... production assistant
Egan Allen ... production assistant
Katie Balliew ... production assistant
Qualen Bradley ... stand-in: Aldis Hodge
Christopher O. Brooks ... power/temperature technician
Jack Collins ... additional office production assistant
Lacie Collins ... assistant production coordinator
Paul Conti ... Computer/Video Playback Supervisor
Natalie Anne Davis ... accounting clerk/2nd Asst. Accountant
Rebecca DiFillippo ... assistant to executive in charge of production
Nickolas Dimondi ... production assistant
Deborah Domínguez ... SUB Supervisor
Diane Durant ... script supervisor
Heidi Falconer ... unit publicist
Ethan R. Graham ... production assistant
Ethan Guice ... production assistant
David Halagarda ... production coordinator
Noah Howard ... set medic
Lacy Hudson ... Accounting Clerk
Ben Jensen ... Production Safety
Jessica Judge ... travel secretary
Jatona King ... stand-in: Taraji P. Henson
Sunja Knapp ... assistant to director/executive producer
Meg Kuntz ... Production Finance Coordinator: Paramount Pictures
Stevie Logsdon ... production assistant
Lorenzo D. Mathis ... stand-in
Stewart Scott Mitchell ... production resources
Tiffany D. Moore ... production secretary
Susan Murphy ... production accountant
Jamelah Neal ... Set Production Assistant
Darius Person ... set production assistant
Ben Pitts ... personal assistant to tracy morgan
Gabriel Pressman ... stand-in
Matthew Rhode ... Voice Over
Darin Sahler ... Jason Jones & Pete Davidson's Stand-In
Bobby Thompson ... production assistant: Splinter Unit
Deonna Young ... assistant to taraji p. henson
Ian Lewis ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary
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Taglines She Can Hear Men's Thoughts. Let the Games Begin. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Was Männer wollen (Germany)
  • Чого хочуть чоловiки (Ukraine)
  • Чего хотят мужчины (Russia)
  • Do Que os Homens Gostam (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 117 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $18,232,087, 10 Feb 2019

Did You Know?

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Trivia Remake of the Mel Gibson film What Women Want. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in 76th Golden Globe Awards (2019). See more »
Quotes Sister: That's just Jasmine tea. If you don't count the weed, and the peyote, and the crack.
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