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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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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,095,318, 5 August 2001
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the same year Nora Dunn and Larry Miller also appeared in Max Keeble's Big Move (2001). See more »

Goofs

When Earl enters the DC apartment he shoots at Max, missing him and shooting through the window. We see holes appear from the interior shot, then see the glass shatter from the exterior shot, but when we cut back inside, there are only three holes in the glass again. 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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References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boss
Written by James Brown, Charles Bobbitt (as Charles Bobbit) and Fred Wesley (as Fred Wesley Jr.)
Performed by James Brown and the J.B.'s
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Simple, good fun
3 June 2001 | by conjunctionfilmsSee all my reviews

I read Donald E. Westlake's novel "What's The Worst That Could Happen?" prior to seeing the new movie. This is something I think moviegoers should do, read the book and go to see the movie to compare and contrast. The book is full of rich, comical characters as is the movie, but there are differences.

The film stars Martin Lawrence as Kevin Caffery, a suave, intelligent thief who often cases art auctions for new prizes to steal. However his partner named Berger (John Leguizamo) lets him in a score at a mansion owned by Max Fairbanks, a wealthy businessman (Danny DeVito) who is going bankrupt. The two thieves break in the house and DeVito catches Lawrence and steals his prized ring his girlfriend gave him. He is then bent on revenge and out to get it back.

The plot is basic and works well and the film is smart, funny and actually even silly. Most "silly movies" get trashed and aren't given credit for trying to make us laugh a bit. "What's The Worst That Can Happen" has a good amount of intelligence to it but also has a good amount of summer movie silliness and it fits and works in a comedy that is well made and very entertaining.

Give it chance and it might work for you.

Costars Glenne Headly, Nora Dunn, Bernie Mac, William Fichtner, Richard Schiff, Larry Miller and Ana Gasteyer.


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