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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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Ali Davis
Kristen Ledlow ...
Kristen Ledlow
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Brandon Wallace
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Captain Fucktastic
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Ethan Fowler
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Valet Guy (as Mathias Alvarez)
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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
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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
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Female Dancer (as Desi Ray Morris)
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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Shaquille O'Neal
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Mark Cuban
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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)
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Woman in Crowd (as Joanna L. Aldridge-Wilson)
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Tasha (as Damita Jane)
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Adam Silver (as himself)
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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)
AnQunn Daniel ...
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Danny (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)
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Entourage (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)
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Waiter #1 (uncredited)
Mason Pike ...
Office Worker (uncredited)
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Bar Patron (uncredited)
John Thelan Reece ...
VIP Suite Guest / Cameraman (uncredited)
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Funeral Goer (uncredited)
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Assistant Principal (uncredited)
Malik Big Leak Smith ...
Sports Agent (uncredited)
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Denise (uncredited)
Romulus Stoicescu ...
Teen (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 ... (based on "What Women Want" screenplay by) &
Cathy Yuspa ... (based on "What Women Want" screenplay by)
 
Josh Goldsmith ... (based on "What Women Want" story by) &
Cathy Yuspa ... (based on "What Women Want" story by) and
Diane Drake ... (based on "What Women Want" story by)

Produced by

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Shayla Cowan ... associate producer
Taraji P. Henson ... executive producer
James Lopez ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
David McFadzean ... executive producer
Dete Meserve ... executive producer
Will Packer ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
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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Laura Borowsky ... technicolor account executive
Rob Doolittle ... finishing artist: marketing
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
Lauren Orlowski ... post-production coordinator
Tyshana Richard ... post-production assistant
Everette Webber ... digital intermediate editor
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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Melissa Forney ... hair department head
Duane Moody ... hair stylist: New York
Eric Pagdin ... key hair stylist (as Eric G. Pagdin)
Quintessence Patterson ... makeup artist
AL Payne ... hair stylist
Beverly Jo Pryor ... makeup department head
Ashley Ryan ... makeup artist: New York
Ashunta Sheriff ... key makeup artist (as Ashunta R. Sheriff)
Lawrence Simmins ... barber
Libra Cordero ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Delonda Harvey ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

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 B. Adams ... set designer (as Kristen Adams)
Dave Campbell ... carpenter
Maria Elia Castro ... art department coordinator
Ellie Crosby ... Art Production Assistant
David Dungan ... upholstery
Caitlin Elmes ... head buyer
Helen Fooks ... artist
Nik Forman ... gangboss
Kate Forry Guanci ... property master
Karen Gerbs ... set decoration buyer
Madeline Grayson ... prop assist
Michael Hopkins ... set dresser
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
Tyler D. Walters ... set dresser
Heather West ... Set Decoration Assistant
Eric Stull ... graphic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Scott Cannizzaro ... adr mixer
Noyan Cosarer ... re-recording mixer
Jesse Dodd ... additional adr mixer
Devin Donaghy ... Assistant Sound Editor: trailer
Teri E. Dorman ... supervising dialogue editor
Susan Dudeck ... dialogue editor
Nattalie Gaston ... sound utility
Judah Getz ... adr mixer
Galen Goodpaster ... ADR Editor
Samuel R. Green ... sound engineer
Matthew Harrison ... foley supervisor
William E. Hirsch ... bts sound
Mildred Iatrou ... supervising sound editor
Mariusz Langner ... audio description recordist
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

Visual Effects by

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Chris Henryon ... compositor
Jacquelyn Racine ... visual effects coordinator: Paramount Pictures
Jonathan Romeo ... lead compositor

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 Roundtree
Laurence Chavez ... stunts
Marcelle Coletti ... stunt performer
John Copeman ... stunt double
Jason Elwood Hanna ... Stunt Double: Roshawn Franklin
Crystal Hooks ... stunts
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
Ronny Mathew ... stunts
Trent Mayo ... precision driver
Taraja Ramsess ... stunt performer
Keith Ward ... stunts
Justin Webb ... stunt double
Tracy Hambrick ... precision driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nicholas Ard ... rigging grip
Justin Bernhard ... rigging grip best boy
Chris Birdsong ... key grip
Brittany Blanton ... 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
Dustin Hoxworth ... grip
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
Justin Kursinsky ... Rigging Electrician
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
Ryan Riegner ... DMX Technician
Kenny Rivenbark ... oculus head tech
Manuel Manny Rivera ... Key Rigging Grip
Malachi Roberts ... electrician
Allen Robinson ... company grip
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
Dan Turek ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
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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Andrea Craven ... Extras Casting Director
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
Brittany Gilpin ... set costumer
Veronica James ... assistant costume designer
Ceret Knott ... set costumer
Herman Robinson ... key costumer
Deidra Toney ... tailor

Location Management

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Gerard Averill ... location manager (as Gerard W. Averill)
John Birchall ... assistant location manager
Dean Adam Citroni ... assistant location manager
Ryan Dirkes ... assistant location manager
Jen Farris ... assistant location manager
Michael Kriaris ... location manager: New York
Matt V. Messina ... assistant location manager
Renay Nailon ... location coordinator (as Renay Rajua Nailon)
Ryan Watterson ... assistant location manager / location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Stephanie Bryant ... score coordinator
Johnny Caruso ... music editor
Joe Lisanti ... music editor/score co-producer
M.R. Miller ... music arranger
Josh Nelson ... musician
Lance Povlock ... Temp Music Editor
Peter Rotter ... music contractor
Sarah Trevino ... music arranger
Sly West ... temp music editor
Josh Zimmerman ... music arranger
Michael Giacchino ... composer: Paramount Pictures Theme (uncredited)
Kim Seiniger ... music production executive (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Diane Durant ... script supervisor

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
John Croker ... driver
Thomas Fountain ... driver: craft service
Samantha Holzem ... DOT Admin
Savanna Parker ... transportation dispatcher
Larry Sutton ... Camera Driver
Philip Taylor ... mechanic

Other crew

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Stephanie Adams ... production assistant
Egan Allen ... production assistant
Jami Arceo ... title coordinator
Katie Balliew ... production assistant
Gena Berry ... Food Stylist
Qualen Bradley ... stand-in: Aldis Hodge
Jillianne Brickman ... assistant: Adam Shankman (as Jilliane Brickman-Compton)
Christopher O. Brooks ... power/temperature technician
Scott Campanelli ... second assistant accountant
David Clayton ... Title Director: Main and End Title Sequences
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
Kevin Donovan Jr. ... production assistant
Troy D. Evans ... poker consultant (as Troy Evans)
Heidi Falconer ... unit publicist
Alycia Garcia ... production safety manager
Ethan R. Graham ... production assistant
Ethan Guice ... production assistant
David Halagarda ... production coordinator
Deborah Harpur ... product placement
Cj Hipp ... production assistant
Noah Howard ... set medic
Lacy Hudson ... Accounting Clerk
Alvie Hurt ... assistant: James Lopez
Ben Jensen ... production safety
Aqila KiKi Jones ... key craft service
Jessica Judge ... travel secretary
Jatona King ... stand-in: Taraji P. Henson
Sunja Knapp ... assistant: Adam Shankman
Meg Kuntz ... Production Finance Coordinator: Paramount Pictures
Beth Li ... title design & animation
Stevie Logsdon ... production assistant
Jamie MacDonald ... production assistant
Jeffrey J. Marks ... title producer: Main and End Title Sequences
Lorenzo D. Mathis ... stand-in
Stewart Scott Mitchell ... production resources
Tiffany D. Moore ... production secretary
Susan Murphy ... production accountant
Jamelah Neal ... Set Production Assistant
Sherod Ogletree ... production assistant
Jaimee Partain ... Medic
Darius Person ... set production assistant
Ben Pitts ... personal assistant to tracy morgan
Gabriel Pressman ... misc crew
Deborah Ricketts ... archive researcher
Darin Sahler ... Jason Jones & Pete Davidson's Stand-In
Bobby Thompson ... production assistant: Splinter Unit
Landon Trawny ... second assistant accountant
Deonna Young ... assistant: Taraji P. Henson (as Deonna Young-Stephens)
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 »
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
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Also Known As
  • Ce que veulent les hommes (France)
  • Was Männer wollen (Germany)
  • ¿En qué piensan los hombres? (Spain)
  • What Men What (Australia)
  • Ce-şi doresc bărbaţii (Romania)
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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
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $71,786,547, 11 Apr 2019

Did You Know?

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Trivia At one point it is jokingly suggested that Abraham Lincoln was part Eskimo. Star Taraji P. Henson's ancestor Matthew Henson was an Arctic explorer who allegedly had affairs with Eskimo women which resulted in children. See more »
Goofs When Brandon sits at Ali's desk for a raise, towards the end of the film, reflected in his glasses you can see lighting equipment and Green Screen. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Taraji P. Henson/Tracy Morgan (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...) See more »
Crazy Credits Psychic Sister has sessions with all the main characters during the first part of the credits. See more »
Quotes Sister: The only voices I heard were Joan Rivers and Tupac. And they did not get along.
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