Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

December 10th, 1999


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Kate & DeuceT.J. and DeuceStill of Rob Schneider in Deuce Bigalow: Male GigoloStill of Rob Schneider and Marlo Thomas in Deuce Bigalow: Male GigoloDirector Mike MitchellDeuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

A man becomes a male gigolo after being mistaken for one while housesitting a male gigolo's house.

Release Year: 1999

Rating: 5.6/10 (33,654 voted)

Critic's Score: 30/100

Director: Mike Mitchell

Stars: Rob Schneider, William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin

Deuce Bigalow is a less than attractive, down on his luck aquarium cleaner. One day he runs into a male gigolo who asks him to look after his precious fish while he is away on business. However, he wrecks the house and needs quick money to repair it. The only way he can make it is to become a gigolo himself, taking on an unusual mix of female clients. He encounters a couple of problems, though. He falls in love with one of his unusual clients, and a sleazy police officer his hot on his trail.

Writers: Harris Goldberg, Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider - Deuce Bigalow
William Forsythe - Detective Chuck Fowler
Eddie Griffin - T.J. Hicks
Arija Bareikis - Kate
Oded Fehr - Antoine Laconte
Gail O'Grady - Claire
Richard Riehle - Bob Bigalow
Jacqueline Obradors - Elaine Fowler
Big Boy - Fluisa
Amy Poehler - Ruth
Dina Platias - Bergita
Torsten Voges - Tina
Deborah Lemen - Carol
Bree Turner - Allison
Andrew Shaifer - Neil

Taglines: He charges $10 but he's willing to negotiate.

Release Date: 10 December 1999

Filming Locations: 1329 Carroll Avenue, Central Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $17,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,224,016 (USA) (12 December 1999) (2151 Screens)

Gross: $65,535,067 (USA) (23 April 2000)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In the scene where Deuce is walking with the tall women and the phrase "freak" is shouted, the speaker of that line is actually Adam Sandler. Other than being a producer, it's his only "credit" in the film.

Continuity: When Deuce and Claire are fighting in Antoine's home, Deuce gets thrown into the middle panel of windows & knocks down the blinds. The blinds are alternately missing and back in subsequent shots.

Deuce Bigalow: Martini, two olives.
[looks around room]
Deuce Bigalow: Any ladies need some entertainment tonight?
Bartender: [sets the martini down] Eight fifty.
Deuce Bigalow: Eight dollars?
Bartender: And fifty cents.
Deuce Bigalow: How much just for a plain cranberry juice?
Bartender: Oh, three dollars.
Deuce Bigalow: Well I'll go for that.
Bartender: [sets the juice down] There you go. That's uh, eleven fifty.

User Review

Tasteless, but often very funny and sometimes hilarious

Rating: 7/10

Let's're watching a movie starring and co-written by Rob Schneider. You're obviously not expecting something with depth and plausibility. But he is a talented comedian, and anyone who is an avid SNL fan has seen Rob perform some very funny skits. He's not Milton Berle, but he has that mindlessly funny comic energy that frequently works.

"Deuce Bigalow" is a film almost aimed at ticking off critics. Not all audiences will find the crude gags funny, but others--preferably those who can let go of their inhibitions for an hour and a half--will have tons of laughs. The subplot involving Deuce's father as a bathroom attendant is pretty cheap. It's an obvious setup for scatological gags. One of them involving a scene in which Deuce is having a pleasant man-to-man talk with his Dad while you can hear the groans of someone in one of the stalls loudly...relieving himself made me roll with laughter. I wouldn't call it a priceless gag, but you don't always have to aim high with comedy. If it's funny, it's funny. If you laughed, you laughed.

Just like any Farrelly Brothers movie, there are gags involving physical handicaps like obesity, narcolepsy and Turrett's Syndrome. However, the jokes are executed in such a broad manner that no one--even ones with any of those disorders--shouldn't be offended.

Naturally, some will hate this movie, some will like this movie, some will love this movie. In my mind, if it's a comedy and I'm laughing--what other factors should I be looking for?

My score: 7 (out of 10)