The Early Report for March 27, 2003

The Early Report is a weekly digest concerning the upcoming four weeks of movie releases, including theatre specific information and links to official web sites when possible, and the most recent release date changes. The Early Report is updated throughout the week when the latest information becomes available.

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Unknown Pleasures

Logline: Nineteen years old and jobless best friends Xiao Ji and Bin Bin spend lots of time just hanging around, part of a nonchalant generation that sees the future dictated by financial gain who live for the moment because they don’t see the point of living past 30. In Mandarin with subtitles

Featuring: Tao Zhao, Wei Wei Zhao

Director: Zhang Ke Jia

Writer: Zhang Ke Jia

Distributor: New Yorker

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in New York City on March 26

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 113 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Friday, March 28, 2003

The Assassination Tango

Logline: An aging hit man travels to Buenos Aires to assassinate a retired general responsible for many deaths during Argentina’s troubled past

Featuring: Kathy Baker, Ruben Blades, Robert Duvall

Director: Robert Duvall

Writer: Robert Duvall

Distributor: MGM/UA

Opening Week Release Pattern: Seven screens in New York City and Los Angeles on March 28

MPAA Rating: R for language and some violence

Running Time: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Basic

Logline: A DEA agent is brought to a basic training camp in Louisiana to investigate the disappearance of a legendary Army Ranger drill instructor and several of his cadets during a training exercise

Featuring: Harry Connick, Jr., Taye Diggs, Andy Garcia, Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen, John

TravoltaDirector: John McTiernan

Writer: James Vanderbilt

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2876 plus locations release on March 28

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Credit Abuse!: There are 12 producers, co-producers, associate producers and executive producers on this film

The Core

Logline: A group of terranuats must travel to the center of the Earth, in hopes that detonating a nuclear device will get the core of a planet spinning again, in order to avoid a global catastrophe

Featuring: Aaron Eckhart, Delroy Lindo, Hilary Swan, Stanley Tuccik

Director: Jon Amiel

Writers: Cooper Layne, John Rogers

Distributor: Paramount

Opening Week Release Pattern: 3017 plus locations release on March 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi life/death situations and brief strong language

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Good Old Naughty Days

Logline: A compilation featuring a dozen hardcore shorts made in France between 1905 and 1930

Director: Michel Reilhac

Distributor: IDP

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Quad Cinemas in New York City on March 28

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 67 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Sound Format: Silent

Head of State

Logline: A down-on-his-luck Washington DC Alderman who aspires to make a difference is plucked from obscurity and thrust into the media spotlight as the new candidate when a presidential hopeful suddenly passes away

Featuring: Robin Givens, Bernie Mac, Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock

Director: Chris Rock

Writers: Ali LeRoi and Chris Rock

Distributor: Dreamworks

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2151 plus locations release on March 28

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, some sexuality and drug references

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Raising Victor Vargas

Logline: A young man from the Lower East Side sets out to salvage his “rep” by winning the hand of the hottest girl in the neighborhood

Featuring: Melonie Diaz, Judy Marte, Victor Rasuk

Director: Peter Sollett

Writer: Peter Sollett

Distributor: IDP

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the AMC Empire 25 and Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema in New York City on March 28

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 88 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Stevie

Logline: A documentary filmmaker goes back to his rural Southern Illinois home to reconnect with a troubled young boy he had been an ‘Advocate Big Brother’ to ten years earlier

Director: Steve James

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema in Chicago and the Film Forum Theatre in New York City on March 28

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 140 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby

Expanding this day

All The Real Girls: Opens in 19 additional locations

Amandla – A Revolution In Four Part Harmony: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste in Denver

Bend It Like Beckham: Opens in 28 additional theatres

The Blue Collar Comedy Tour: Opens in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando and St. Louis

Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary: Opens at Landmark’s Chez Artiste in Denver; Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee

Divine Intervention: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in SanFrancisco

Down And Out With The Dolls: Opens at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theatre in Los Angeles

Fidel: Opens at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore

Gerry: Opens in 12 additional locations

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Opens at Landmark’s Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee

Irreversible: Opens at Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin; Landmark’s Main Art Theatre in Detroit and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Laurel Canyon: Opens at Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston; Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema and Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinema in Chicago; Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinema in San Diego

Max: Opens at Landmark’s Edina Theatre in Minneapolis

Morvern Callar: Opens at the Starz Film Center in Denver; the Restaurant Row in Honolulu; Landmark’s River Oaks Theatre in Houston; the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville and the Loft in Tucson

Nowhere In Africa: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda MD; Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinema in Boston; the Sunrise Cinemas Mizner Park in Boca Raton FL; the Coolidge Corner Movie Theatre in Brookline MA; the Cinema ArtsTheater in Fairfax VA; the Sunrise Cinemas Intracoastal Mall in North Miami Beach; Landmark’s Egyptian Theatre in Seattle; the Sunrise 11 in Sunrise FL; the Ritz 16 in Vorhees NJ; Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema in Washington DC and the Embassy Cinema in Waltham MA

Open Hearts: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley; Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema in Chicago; Landmark’s Downer Theatre in Milwaukee; Landmark’s Edina Theatre in Minneapolis; Landmark’s Canal Place in New Orleans and Landmark’s La Jolla Village Cinemas in San Diego

River and Tides: Opens at Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in St. Louis and Landmark’s Varsity Cinemas in

SeattleShanghai Ghetto: Opens at Landmark’s Inwood Theatre in Dallas and the Rio Theatre in Kansas

CitySpider: Opens at Landmark’s Mayan Theatre in Denver; Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis

Spirited Away: Opens in 800 theatres nationwide

Spun: Opens at Landmark’s Act 1 & 2 in Berkeley; Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinemas in Boston; Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas in Chicago; the Ritz 5 in Philadelphia; Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas in San Diego; Landmark’s Embarcadero Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco; Loews Meridian and Landmark’s Neptune Cinemas in Seattle and Loews Dupont Circle in Washington DC

Stone Reader: Opens at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley

Tully: Opens at Landmark’s Varisty Theatre in Seattle

Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Cet Amour-Là

Logline: Based on the true story of the affair between Marguerite Duras and a young man forty three years her junior. In French with subtitles

Featuring: Aymeric Demarigny, Jeanne Moreau

Director: Josée Dayan

Writers: Josée Dayan and Gilles Taurand , based on the novel by Yann Andréa

Distributor: New Yorker

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on April 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound Format: Stereo

Fellini: I’m A Born Liar

Logline: Documentary about working with the film maestro. In English and in Italian with

subtitlesFeaturing: Roberto Benigni , Federico Fellini, Donald Sutherland, Terence Stamp

Director: Damian Pettigrew

Distributor: First Look

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Film Forum in New York City on April 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 105 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Stereo

The Good Thief

Logline: A casino heist in Monaco might be the only chance for an American thief to make the one big score that will set him up for life

Featuring: Ralph Fiennes, Tcheky Karyo, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Nick Nolte

Director: Neil Jordan

Writer: Neil Jordan

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at the AMC Empire 25, Loews Lincoln Square and Loews Village VII in New York on April 2

MPAA Rating: R for language, sexuality, drug content and some violence

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Waiting For Happiness

Logline: On his way to start a new life in Europe, a teenager visiting his mother in a small Northwest African nation finds himself a stranger in his own country when he is unable to speak the local dialect. In French and Mauritania with subtitles

Featuring: Maata Ould Mohamed Abeid, Khatra Ould Abder Kader, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed

Director: Abderrahmane Sissako

Writer: Abderrahmane Sissako

Distributor: New Yorker

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City exclusive on April 2

MPAA Rating: Not rated by the MPAA

Running Time: 95 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1

Sound Format: Dolby SR

Friday, April 4, 2003

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Logline: The cult anime series comes to the big screen, as Spike, Jet, Faye and Ed try to stop a bio-terrorist fromkilling the entire world. Dubbed.

Featuring the voices of:: Beau Billingslea, Melissa Charles, Nicholas Guest, Wendee Lee, David

LucasDirector: Shinichirô Watanabe

Writers: Keiko Nobumoto, based on a story by Hajime Yatate

Distributor: IDP/Samuel Goldwyn Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens at 17 locations (Landmark’s Dobie Theatre in Austin TX, Landmark’s ShattuckCinemas in Berkeley CA, Loews Harvard Square in Boston, the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, the Angelika Film Center in Houston, Landmark’s Main Art in Detroit, Landmark’s Nuart and Edwards’ Irvine University 6 in Los Angeles, Landmark’s Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, the Angelika Film Center and Loews E-Walk in New York, Landmark’s Ken Cinema in San Diego, Landmark’s Opera Plaza in San Francisco, the Towne Theatre in San Jose, Landmark’s Varsity Theatre in Seattle, Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis and Loews Dupont Circle in Washington DC) on April 4

MPAA Rating: R

Running Time: 116 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

DysFunkTional Family

Logline: A comedy concert movie with the popular African-American comic, mixed with scenes of his actual Kansas City family, including two unlces: one a porno director, the other a pimp

Featuring: Eddie Griffin

Directors: George Gallo, Eddie Griffin

Writer: Eddie Griffin

Distributor: Miramax

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1250 plus locations release on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, language and drug-related humor

Running Time: 84 Minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

The Guys

Logline: After the tragedies on September 11th, a journalist agrees to help a NYFD captain write eulogies for eight of the men he lost in the collapse of the World Trade Cetner towers

Featuring: Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia

Director: Jim Simpson

Writers: Anne Nelson and Jim Simpson, based on the one act play by Anne Nelson

Distributor: Focus

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 4

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and brief language

Running Time: 85 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Hypnotic

Logline: A hypnotherapist with the ability to see flashes into the minds of others teams with a detective in pursuit of a serial killer

Featuring: Paddy Considine, Miranda Otto, Corin Redgrave, Goran Visnjic

Director: Nick Willing

Writers: William Brookfield and Nick Willing, based on the novel by Madison Smartt Bell

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to Lansing MI on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for violence and language

Running Time: 102 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Levity

Logline: Freed from prison nineteen after killing a teenager during a robbery, an ex-con seeks salvation in his life from the family of his victim

Featuring: Kirsten Dunst, Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, Billy Bob Thornton

Director: Ed Solomon

Writer: Ed Solomon

Distributor: Sony Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for language

Running Time: 100 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, SDDS

A Man Apart

Logline: After his wife is murdered, a US narcotics officer takes on a Tijuana-based drug cartel

Featuring: Vin Diesel, Jacqueline Obradors, Timothy Olyphant, Larenz Tate

Director: F. Gary Gray

Writers: Christian Gudegast, Paul Sheuring

Distributor: New Line

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2500 plus locations release on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for strong graphic violence, language, drug content and sexuality

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

The Man Without A Past

Logline: A man is so badly beaten after his arrival arrives in Helsinki, he develops amnesia. Without any knowledge of his previous life, he begins living on the outskirts of the city as he attempts to put his former life back together

Featuring: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen

Director: Aki Kaurismäki

Writer: Aki Kaurismäki

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 4

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence

Running Time: 97 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Phone Booth

Logline: A slimy ad man finds himself trapped in a phone booth after being told by a caller – a serial killer with a sniper rifle – that he’ll be shot dead if he hangs up

Featuring: Colin Farrell, Katie Holmes, Radha Mitchell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker

Director: Joel Schumacher

Writer: Larry Cohen

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on April 4

MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language and some violence

Running Time: 81 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

What A Girl Wants

Logline: A spirited young American girl travels to London in search of her long-lost father, an influentialaristocratic politician

Featuring: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Pryce

Director: Dennie Gordon

Writers: Elizabeth Chandler, Jenny Hicks

Distributor: Warners

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1500 plus locations release on April 4

MPAA Rating: PG for mild language

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Expanding this day

Amandla – A Revolution In Four Part Harmony: Opens at the Rafael Film Center 3 in San Rafael CA

Bend It Like Beckham: Opens in 64 additional theatres

Divine Intervention: Opens at Landmark’s Maple Art Theatre in Detroit

Irreversible: Opens at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema in Washington DC

Lawless Heart: Opens at Landmark’s Albany Theatre in Berkeley; Landmark’s Kendall Square and Waltham Embassy Theatre in Boston and Landmark’s Clay Theatre in San Francisco

Shanghai Ghetto: Opens at the Real Arts Ways in Hartford and Landmark’s Greenway Theatre in Houston

Spun: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Stevie: Opens in Los Angeles

Stone Reader: Opens at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento

Friday, April 11, 2003

Anger Management

Logline: Dave Kessler, a guy whose low self-esteem has set him on a career path that is less than stellar, gets sentenced to an anger management program after a misunderstanding erupts into criminal charges. Dave’s new anger “guru,” Buddy Rydell, an expert in the field, immediately takes over Dave’s life, dogging his every footstep and intruding in Dave’s every personal and professional situation. But whether Buddy has Dave’s best interests at heart, or whether he is a volatile nutjob who is trying to steal Dave’s girlfriend Linda, remains to be seen

Featuring: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei, Woody Harrelson

Director: Peter Segal

Writers: David Dorfman, Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler

Distributor: Sony

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2750 plus locations release on April 11

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude sexual content and language

Running Time: 101 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Better Luck Tomorrow

Logline: The lives of four Asian-American high school teens follow a downward spiral of excitement, excess, fun and lurking danger when they inadvertently start a “gang”

Featuring: Karin Anna Cheung , John Cho, Roger Fan, Sung Kang, Parry Shen, Jason Tobin

Director: Justin Lin

Writers: Ernesto Foronda, Justin Lin, Fabian Marquez

Distributor: Paramount/MTV Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 11

MPAA Rating: R for violence, language, drug use and sexuality

Running Time: 98 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Ghosts of the Abyss

Logline: James Cameron returns to the site of the sunken Titanic, with a team of the world’s foremost historic and marine experts, to explore the wreckage more in-depth than any person has before

Featuring: James Cameron, Bill Paxton

Director: James Cameron

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 97 IMAX 3-D screens on April 11

MPAA Rating: G

Running Time: 61 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.44:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

House of 1000 Corpses

Logline: Two young couples take a misguided tour onto the back roads of America in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Lost and stranded, they are set upon by a bizarre family of psychotics

Featuring: Karen Black, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon, Bill Moseley

Director: Rob Zombie

Writer: Rob Zombie

Distributor: Lions Gate

Opening Week Release Pattern: 250 plus locations release on April 11

MPAA Rating: R for strong sadistic violence/gore, sexuality and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital

Lilya

Logline: A poverty stricken Russian teen must live with her conniving aunt after her mother takes off for a new life in America with her boyfriend

Featuring: Lyubov Agapova, Oksana Akinshina, Elina Benenson, Artyom Bogucharsky, Pavel Ponomaryov

Director: Lukas Moodysson

Writer: Lukas Moodysson

Distributor: Newmarket Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: Exclusive to the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in New York City on April 11

MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, a rape scene, drug use and language

Running Time: 109 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

XX/XY (IFC Films)

LoglineThree friends begin a dangerous three-way relationship that spirals out of control, leading to dire consequences that haunt them ten years later

Featuring: Kathleen Robertson, Mark Ruffalo, Maya Stange

Director: Austin Chick

Writer: Austin Chick

Distributor: IFC Films

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 11

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, language, and brief drug use

Running Time: 91 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Stereo

Expanding This Day

Bend It Like Beckham: Opens in 79 additional theatres

The Good Thief: Opens in 11 additional locations

Nowhere In Africa: Opens at the Lefont Plaza Theatre in Atlanta; the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland; the Charles Theatre in Baltimore; Landmark’s Albany Twin Theatre in Berkeley; the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs and the Camera 3 Cinemas in San Jose

Spun: Opens at Landmark’s Lagoon Theatre in Minneapolis and Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Bulletproof Monk

Logline: A streetwise young man inadvertently becomes the assistant to a mysterious monk in the protection of an ancient scroll that holds the key to unlimited power

Featuring: Sean William Scott, Chow Yun-Fat

Director: Paul Hunter

Writers: Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris

Distributor: MGM

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2250 plus locations release on April 16

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, language and some sexual content

Running Time: 104 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

Chasing Papi

Logline: Three disparate women – a buttoned down lawyer from Chicago, a Miami cocktail waitress, and a wealthy, sheltered New Yorker – discover they have something in common: the irresistible lothario who has been three-timing

themFeaturing: DL Hughely, Roselyn Sanchez, Jaci Velasquez, Eduardo Verastegui, Sofia Vergara

Director: Linda Mendoza

Writers: Steven Antin, Alison Balian, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Laura Angélica Simón

Distributor: Fox

Opening Week Release Pattern: 1000 plus locations release on April 16

MPAA Rating: PG for mild sensuality and language

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS

A Mighty Wind

Logline: After the death of a legendary manager, several folk music group travel to New York City to be a part of a memorial concert at Carnegie Hall

Featuring: Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Eugene Levy, , Michael McKean, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard

Director: Christopher Guest

Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: Opens in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Washington DC on April 16

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sex related humor

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Friday, April 18, 2003

Holes

Logline: A warden at a juvenile detention center has children dig large holes, claiming it builds character, but isreally looking for a legendary hidden treasure

Featuring: Patricia Arquette, Shia LaBeouf, Tim Blake Nelson, Jon Voight, Sigourney Weaver, Henry

WinklerDirector: Andrew Davis

Writer: Louis Sachar, based on his novel

Distributor: Buena Vista

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on April 18

MPAA Rating: PG for violence, mild language and some thematic elements

Running Time: Not yet set

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Malibu’s Most Wanted

Logline: The rap star desires of a rich kid from Malibu begin to conflict with his father’s bid to become Governor. The father hires two actors to play homeboys, kidnap the son and show him what gangsta life is really

likeFeaturing: Anthony Anderson, Bo Derek, Taye Diggs, Jamie Kennedy, Ryan O’Neal

Director: John Whitesell

Writers: Fax Bahr, Jamie Kennedy, Adam Small and Nick Swardson

Distributor: Warner Brothers

Opening Week Release Pattern: 2000 plus locations release on April 18

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual humor, language and violence

Running Time: 80 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

Winged Migration (Sony Classics)

Opening Week Release Pattern: New York City and Los Angeles on April 18

Expanding This Day

Bend It Like Beckham: Opens in 58 additional theatres

The Good Thief: Opens in 11 additional locations

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