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What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 1 June 2001 (USA)
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A rich man catches a thief burglarizing his home and steals the thief's lucky ring, who then tries to get it back.

Director:

Sam Weisman

Writers:

Donald E. Westlake (novel), Matthew Chapman (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... Kevin Caffery
Danny DeVito ... Max Fairbanks
John Leguizamo ... Berger
Glenne Headly ... Gloria Sidell
Carmen Ejogo ... Amber Belhaven
Bernie Mac ... Uncle Jack
Larry Miller ... Earl Radburn
Nora Dunn ... Lutetia Fairbanks
Richard Schiff ... Walter Greenbaum
William Fichtner ... Detective Alex Tardio
Ana Gasteyer ... Ann Marie
Sascha Knopf ... Tracey Kimberly
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Edwina (as Siobhan Fallon)
GQ ... Shelly Nix
Lenny Clarke ... Windham
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Storyline

Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich businessman Max Fairbanks. But Fairbanks catches him and steals his cherished ring that his girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back with the help of his partners. Written by Andrew L.

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Taglines:

It takes a thief to nail a crook.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Release Date:

1 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daha Kötüsü Olamaz See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,049,114, 3 June 2001

Gross USA:

$32,269,834

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,464,131
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin's house is the same firehouse used in Spenser: For Hire (1985) and the Boston portion of The Real World (1992). See more »

Goofs

Tardio tosses his hat onto a statue. It disappears and reappears between cuts. See more »

Quotes

Judge: Sell the house!
Max Fairbanks: Up yours, you fat pig!
Edwina: Why is it that every time Kevin's in trouble, we drop our things, but when I want help, you act like you're through a tunnel and can't hear me?
Windham: Maybe because I *like* Kevin!
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Connections

Follows The Hot Rock (1972) See more »

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Happy Feelin's
Written by Frankie Beverly
Performed by Sam Logan
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Who will be the Lord Of The Ring?
20 May 2004 | by jimbo700See all my reviews

Generally speaking, I agree with the masses on the IMDb but in this case I must protest. This movie deserves a much higher rating than a 5. I would personally give it a 7. After viewing several mundane comedies, I found "What's the Worst That Could Happen?" to be refreshing. A quick summary of the plot: Kevin Caffrey (Martin Lawrence) attempts to burglarize billionaire Max Fairbanks' (Danny Divito) home. Max turns out to be in the house and holds Kevin at gunpoint until the police arrive. He then tells the cops that the ring on Kevin's hand belongs to him and the cops force Kevin to cough it up. The problem is that Kevin's new girlfriend had just given it to him. The rest of the movie deals with Kevin trying to get the ring back. Danny DeVito is hilarious and this is my favorite Martin Lawrence movie yet.

The plot is original and I thought the supporting actors were great. I would have given William Fichtner a bit more of a roll. He really had little to do with the plot yet I found his portrayal of gay Detective Alex Tardio to be one of the funniest parts of the movie. I read the book and will admit that the book's ending is a bit more satisfying but not a major issue. I have never seen a group of criminals and scoundrels more likable than the group in the movie. Everyone in the movie; the thief, the rich guy, the politicians, the judges and everyone in the periphery seems to be morally depraved. I guess that is what makes this movie so funny. If you enjoyed "Blue Streak" then you're going to love "What's the Worst That Could Happen?".


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