The violent story about how a criminal lesbian, a tough-guy hitman with a heart of gold, and a mentally challenged man came to be best friends through a hostage.

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Man in Dryer (as Terrence Camilleri)
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Laundry Customer
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Robert Silver ...
Man in Debt
Luis Alberto Martínez ...
Adult Care Resident
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High School Kid #1
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High School Kid #2
Brian Casey ...
High School Kid #3
Les Bradford ...
High School Kid #4
David Bonfadini ...
High School Kid #5
Dwight Ketchum ...
High School Kid #6 (as Dwight P. Ketchum)
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Storyline

Gigli, a lowly and inept hitman, is assigned a job by the mob to kidnap an intellectually disabled brother of a California district attorney. Gigli abducts the brother from his mental hospital and holds him hostage in his apartment. Ricki, a "lesbian assassin", is sent to oversee Gigli's job and make sure he doesn't screw it up. Comedic high jinks ensue as the two go on the lam and start to fall in love. Written by Ilya G.

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lesbian | hospital | gangster | thug | mob | See All (92) »

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Murder. Blackmail. Temptation. Redemption. It's been a busy week. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, pervasive language and brief strong violence | See all certifications »

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1 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tough Love  »

Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,753,518 (USA) (3 August 2003)

Gross:

$6,068,735 (USA) (17 August 2003)
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Trivia

Has been notable for going through an assortment of re-writes. Because of these re-writes and re-shoots, the movie's budget ballooned from fifty-four million dollars to 75.6 million dollars. See more »

Goofs

Terry Camilleri ("Man in Dryer") is listed before David Backus ("Laundry Customer") in the end credits. But Backus actually appears on-screen before Camilleri. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Larry Gigli: You see, after all is said and done, the only thing you can be really sure of, the only thing you can really count on in this world, is that you just never fucking know.
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits Brian (Justin Bartha) can be heard singing his rendition of "Baby Got Back". See more »

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Referenced in Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Glitter (2011) See more »

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I Need Love
Written by Bobby F. Ervin, Steven J. Ettinger, Dwayne Emil Simon, Darryl La Mont Pierce and James Todd Smith
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Those Five dollars could've got me some chicken McNuggets!!!!
6 August 2003 | by (J-LO Street) – See all my reviews

I could've went to McDonald's with my five buck and gotten something to eat but INSTEAD I went and saw the new J-lo/ Ben Affleck puke bonanza titled; Gigli. God, I'm an IDIOT!!! The first ten minutes weren't so bad but then I realized I was in "Finding Nemo". When I made my way to the right theater- I was horrifed!This was Gigli? A J-Lo movie ALL ABOUT J-LO- Well I never! Anywho- there's only too things worse then this movie: 1, Burning to death and 2, burning to death while watching "Gigli"

for A movie titled "Gigli" -- I never laughed once! Total rip off! Horrible! I give it 4 stars **** ...out of 240!


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