The Whole Ten Yards

April 9th, 2004


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Jimmy the Tulip's (Willis) quiet new life is shaken up by his old pal Oz (Perry), whose wife (Henstridge) has been kidnapped by a Hungarian mob. The Tulip and his wife Jill (Peet) spring into action.

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 5.2/10 (26,998 voted)

Critic's Score: 24/100

Director: Howard Deutch

Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Natasha Henstridge

Thanks to falsified dental records supplied by his former neighbor Nicholas Oz Oseransky, retired hitman Jimmy The Tulip Tudeski now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past unexpectedly shows up on Jimmy and Jill's doorstep: it's Oz, and he's begging them to help him rescue his wife from the Hungarian mob. To complicate matters even further, the men, who are out to get Oz, are led by Lazlo Gogolak, a childhood rival of Jimmy's and another notorious hitman. Oz, Jimmy and Jill will have to go the whole nine yards--and then some--to manage the mounting Mafioso mayhem.

Writers: Mitchell Kapner, Mitchell Kapner

Bruce Willis - Jimmy
Matthew Perry - Oz
Amanda Peet - Jill
Kevin Pollak - Lazlo
Natasha Henstridge - Cynthia
Frank Collison - Strabo
Johnny Messner - Zevo
Silas Weir Mitchell - Yermo
Tasha Smith - Julie
Elisa Gallay - Anya
Tallulah Belle Willis - Buttercup Scout
Johnny Williams - Vito
George Zapata - Guy in Trunk #1
Carlos Zapata - Guy in Trunk #2 (as Carlo Zapata)
McNally Sagal - Maitre D'

Taglines: They missed each other. This time, their aim is better.


Official Website: Manga Films [Spain] | Warner Bros. |

Release Date: 9 April 2004

Filming Locations: 13705 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $6,685,381 (USA) (11 April 2004) (2654 Screens)

Gross: $16,323,969 (USA) (20 June 2004)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The tattoo on Jimmy the Tulip's back is the logo of the production company.

Continuity: When Oz, Jimmy, and Jill get to Oz's house for more weapons, Oz's blue car (the same car that was left in Mexico) is in the driveway.

Lazlo: [to two guys tied up in the trunk of a car] Tell everyone that Lazlo Gogolak is back in town.
[shoots both guys]
Strabo: How are they gonna tell everyone when they're dead?

User Review


Rating: 1/10

Absolutely terrible. Unbelievably bad. Not the least bit funny. Moronic, extremely lame jokes, terrible acting, no plot at all worth mentioning, a perfect example of the decline of Hollywood films. After 10 minutes you will be pulling out your hair. The lines are so bad Ernest wouldn't have used them.

The first movie (Whole 9 Yards) was witty, humorous, and surprisingly good. Everything worked. Perry was particularly effective as the bumbling dentist whose wife is out to get him. Willis was great as a serious hit-man who doesn't want to be sequestered away in Canada. And both Peet and Henstridge were effective in their roles as an enthusiastic yet green hit-woman, and a mobster's wife (respectively). But this movie??? It had none of that. There was not a single memorable moment, nor anything that would even evoke a chuckle. The physical comedy was very forced, and incredibly obvious. The jokes were just plain terrible. There was no direction, this movie meandered all over the place. The whole bit with Willis pretending he liked to keep house? That was simply idiotic.

This movie was so bad it makes Charlies Angel's 2 look like a masterpiece, and that is really an impressive feat. It is hard to imagine how after the first one which was such an effective comedy, the same team could churn out this complete and utter crap. It boggles the imagination. It is actually hard to think of worst sequels, or at least ones that were so much more terribly bad than the original actually good film (if both stink, that doesn't count); CA2 is the best example I can think of but then again the first one was nothing to write home about. How about Jaws 4? Friday the 13th 27? I really can't think of a more disappointing film, particularly after the promise of the first 9 Yards.

Terrible, absolutely terrible. Should be retitled "The 3 stooges get Lazlo", except that would be an insult to the stooges. My advice? Rent the first one and pretend this one was never made.