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Year: 2004
USA & UK: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Cast: Tom Hanks, Irma P Hall, Marlon Wayans, J K Simmons, Tzi Ma, Ryan Hurst, Diane Delano, George Wallace, John McConnell, Jason Weaver, Stephen Root, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Walter Jordan, George Anthony Bell, Greg Grunberg, Hallie Singleton, Robert Baker, Blake Clark, Amad Jackson, Aldis Hodge, Freda Foh Shen, Paula Martin, Jeremy Suarez, Te Te Benn, Khalil East, Jennifer Echols, Nita Norris, Vivian Smallwood, Maryn Tasco, Muriel Whitaker, Jessie Bailey, Louisa Abernathy, Mildred Dumas, Al Fann, Mi Mi Green-Fann
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Country: USA
UK: 104 mins
USA Rated: R for language including sexual references
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
USA Release Date: 26 March 2004
UK Release Date: 25 June 2004


Academy AwardŽ-winner Tom Hanks teams up for the first time with Academy AwardŽ-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?) for this retelling of the critically acclaimed 1955 comedy, THE LADYKILLERS.

Hanks stars as Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III, Ph.D., a charlatan professor who's assembled a gang of 'experts' for the heist of the century. The thieves: experts in explosions, tunneling, and muscle, and the critical 'inside man'. The base of operations: the root cellar of an unsuspecting, church-going little old lady named Mrs. Munson (Irma P. Hall). The ruse: the five need a place to practice their church music. The problem: it quickly becomes evident that Dorr's thieves lack the mental capacity to do the job. The bigger problem: they have all seriously underestimated their upstairs host. When Mrs. Munson stumbles onto their plot and threatens to notify the authorities, the felonious five decide to do her in. After all, how hard can it be to knock off one old lady?

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