MadeOctober 18, 2001
Two aspiring boxers, lifelong friends, get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 6.4/10 (10,860 voted)
Critic's Score: 62/100
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Joe Goossen
Bobby is a struggling boxer and bodyguard for his stripper girlfriend. But he hates his work and wants to move up. So he agrees to go to New York City for his boss to help in the delivery for a money laundering scheme. His partner in crime is his best friend Ricky, an obnoxious loudmouth who has seen one too many mafia movies. Bobby tries to keep it cool and get the job done, but Ricky's antics threaten to blow the entire situation.
(as Reanna Rossi)
(as Kimberly Davies)
Welcome to disorganized crime
Release Date: 18 October 2001
Filming Locations: Glendale, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $118,003
(15 July 2001)
(14 October 2001)
Did You Know?
The Production company is "Cardiff Giant," the same name that Bobby is assigned to give when asked who he works for.
Crew or equipment visible:
After around 38 minutes, when Bobby and Ricky are in "The Cupping Room", a flashing red camera light is visible on Bobby's right leg before the camera pulls away.
What is your name?
Er, Bobby Ricigliano.
Christ is everyone in this god damned house named Bobby Ricigliano?
outrageously outlandish interactions
Jon Favreau's 'proper' follow-up to 96's 'Swingers' see's him as part of a
double-act with Vince Vaughn. The whole film is based around this
double-act, and the various banter that passes between them – mostly
ricocheting from Vaughn's outrageously outlandish interactions with everyone
he meets, and Favreau's handling of the ensuing situation.
At times this makes for extremely funny entertainment, at other times
however it makes for extermely cringe-inducing entertainment. Your not quite
sure whether to love Vaughn's antics, or want him dead. Your also left
wondering exactly WHAT Vaughn's character helped Favreau's out with in their
younger days in order for Favreau to have such as deeply-routed tolerance
and understanding for the man…. personally, I would have gotten rid of him
The story itself takes a backseat because of Vaughn's antics, which is a
shame, cause there's some really juicy material in there. I would have loved
to see more development between Favreau and his girlfriend, played by Famke
Jansen, and also Jansen's daughter. Peter Falk (yes, 'Columbo') is
absolutely brilliant as Max, the ageing boss, fully believable and a
Overall the film fit's together extremely well – the pace is fast, and you
do get caught up in it… even during Vaughn's most cringe-worthy moments.
Basically if you like 'Swingers' or general crime-capers, you'll love