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Rick (2003)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 29 April 2004 (USA)
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"Rigoletto" retold at Christmas time in Manhattan's corporate world. Rick, an executive at Image, is a jerk to a woman applying for a job. That evening, he's out for drinks with his much ... See full summary »

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Curtiss Clayton

Writer:

Daniel Handler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Pullman ... Rick O'Lette
Aaron Stanford ... Duke
Agnes Bruckner ... Eve O'Lette
Sandra Oh ... Michelle
Dylan Baker ... Buck
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Duke's Long-Suffering Wife
Marianne Hagan ... Laura
Jerome Preston Bates Jerome Preston Bates ... Lobby Guard
Jamie Harris ... Mick
Paz de la Huerta ... Vicki
Marin Rathje Marin Rathje ... Mrs. O'Lette in Picture
William Ryall ... Rick's Doorman
Daniel Handler ... Perky Waiter
Dennis Parlato Dennis Parlato ... BusinessTalk Anchor
P.J. Brown P.J. Brown ... Jack Lantern
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Storyline

"Rigoletto" retold at Christmas time in Manhattan's corporate world. Rick, an executive at Image, is a jerk to a woman applying for a job. That evening, he's out for drinks with his much younger boss, Duke, and the same women is their waitress. Rick's continued rudeness leads to her getting fired. She puts a curse on him. A potential rift with Duke quickly surfaces; Rick is approached by the hail-fellow Buck, who runs His Own Company, offering to rid Rick of Duke. At dinner later that night, Rick and Duke's paths cross again; this time Rick is with his stunning and beloved daughter, Eve, a student who has a secret relationship with Duke. All paths lead to the office holiday party. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Envy, lust, murder...business as usual.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,817, 26 September 2004

Gross USA:

$11,991

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,991
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rick takes his daughter to dinner at Verdi's, a restaurant named after the composer of 'Rigoletto', the opera from which the movie is drawn. While they dine, the music playing in the background is "La donna è mobile", the Duke's aria from the last act of the opera. See more »

Goofs

When Buck gives his business card to Rick, it has a '666' phone number, but when Rick uses the business card in Eve's bedroom to set up the hit, the phone number starts with '555'. See more »

Quotes

Michelle: Okay, you can do this Rick. You can humiliate me, and mock me, and insult me and get me fired.
Rick O'Lette: Look I didn't know...
Michelle: But you know what? You're still an evil person, Rick. You hurt an innocent person and you will pay for it. I curse you Rick. You're an evil person with an evil soul, and it'll come back to you, it will come right back at you. I curse you, Rick O'Lette. It will come right back at you.
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Features American Psycho (2000) See more »

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Great Wooden Bridge
Written by Stephen French
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Makes Neil LaBute movies look like Pollyanna
4 July 2005 | by Rogue-32See all my reviews

To say that "Rick" is a black, bleak, despicable and vile wretch of a film is an understatement of solemnly epic proportions, but this doesn't mean it's not worth seeing.

There are great performances, especially from the always-superb Bill Pullman who - I have to say it - pulls out all the stops here in his portrayal of a man who has rotted from the inside (his wife was murdered for pocket change) and is still forced to go on living. "We can do this," is the motto of the company he works for, and this is but one tiny little irony in a film that is virtually overloaded with them, some subtle and some blatantly in-your-face obvious, but in the end, they all work, because the film is edited properly, with not one frame that doesn't belong. See it with someone you thoroughly despise.


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