Malibu's Most WantedApril 18, 2003
A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Release Year: 2003
Rating: 4.8/10 (10,062 voted)
Critic's Score: 43/100
Stars: Jamie Kennedy, Ryan O'Neal, Blair Underwood
Brad Gluckman (Kennedy) is a wannabe rap star from Malibu who acts and talks like he's from the "'hood." Concerned that his son is going to embarrass him during his campaign to become the governor of California, Brad's wealthy father and his campaign manager (Underwood), hire two trained actors (Diggs and Anderson) to disguise themselves as "real life gangstaz", and kidnap his son, dropping him off in the "real hood" in Compton, in an effort to scare the ghettofied attitude and behavior out of him.
Writers: Fax Bahr, Adam Small
Brad 'B-Rad' Gluckman
Damien Dante Wayans
Don't be hatin'
Warner Bros. |
Release Date: 18 April 2003
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $12,618,159
(20 April 2003)
(6 July 2003)
Errors in geography:
The gunfight in the park supposedly takes place in South Central Los Angeles, with a view of the L.A. skyline in the background. But in fact, there is no view of the skyline of Los Angeles from anywhere in South Central. The view of downtown L.A. from that angle can only be viewed from Echo Park.
[to his parents and psychiatrist about when he becomes a famous rapper]
I'll buy you ALL cars.
Don't be hatin
OK, so its not the shiznits. Its just funny. I give it a 10 because: 1.
Jim Howell from Michigan can't like it because it failed to be "an
examination of the racial issues pervasive in our society". What the
@$&*! are you talking bout Jim. They learn you that stuff in film
school, Jim? 2. Bo Derek. 3. Kumar. 4. SOme other guy says its only for
rappers or J Kennedy fans. Huh? I never heard of JK before & I hate
rap/hip-hop/etc. Get real. It is for people who know how to laugh at
other people. 5. Its not for people who take themselves soooooooooooooo
seriously. You still there Jim? Go give a "10" to some poorly-made film
about deep-thoughts. 6. JK was OK, but A Anderson and T Diggs were
great. Shondra, who I think is the girl from Scary Movie, was good & so
was R Oneill. As for Bo? Oh yeah!