A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.
Release Year: 2004
Rating: 4.8/10 (10,769 voted)
Critic's Score: 42/100
Stars: Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Sinise
Jack Ryan, a charming but mischievous kid with a history of small cons, never nasty, as he always approaches life from the pleasant side, goes to surfers paradise Hawai, where dodgy district judge Walter Crewes enlists him to get to real big criminals. Jack finds himself teaming up in bed and thieving 'business' with Nancy Hayes, the greedy mistress of evil hotel magnate Ray Ritchie and his dumb lieutenant Bob Rogers, Jr. and a real temptress gold-digger but is about the only one without an hidden agenda…
Writers: Elmore Leonard, Sebastian Gutierrez
Bob Rogers, Jr.
(as Terry L. Ahue)
Brian L. Keaulana
(as Brian Keaulana)
Another crime wave from the author of Get Shorty and Out of Sight.
Warner Bros. [United States] |
Release Date: 30 January 2004
Filming Locations: Hawaii, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $3,336,374
(1 February 2004)
(14 March 2004)
Did You Know?
Jeremy Renner was offered a role in this film but turned it down to do
At the end, Jack puts one of Nancy bags in the limo. In the next shot, she has it in her hands.
Are you serious? You really wanna box?
If I win, you show me how to steal a car. If you win, I do whatever you want. Put em up!
You grow up on a marine base?
Don't use the, "I've never hit a girl" excuse.
I've never hit a girl.
[Nancy hits him in the head]
Don't be hitting me in my head when I'm not looking. You just awakened a sleeping giant.
Forget the Critics…
Whether it was intended to be viewed this way or not, this movie was
exactly that, a movie(which are supposed to be fun). It didn't make you
think too hard(or at all), It had a beautiful cast in a beautiful
location, a great soundtrack, and a quirky fun story. Sometimes these
type of movies are just what the doctor ordered. So what that it has no
deep and meaningful theme, or that there are spots in the movie that
make absolutely no sense!!!! It suffered severely in the box office due
to very poor marketing prior to its release as well as a nation full of
people suffering from groupthink, and the critics are the ones pulling
the strings. I found the movie extremely refreshing, a nice break from
deep thought, and i chance where i could just sit down, fix my eyes on
the TV, and smile 😀