Made (2001 film)

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Made
Made film.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJon Favreau
Produced byJon Favreau
Vince Vaughn
Peter Billingsley
Written byJon Favreau
StarringJon Favreau
Vince Vaughn
Peter Falk
Sean Combs
Music byJohn O'Brien
Lyle Workman
CinematographyChristopher Doyle
Edited byCurtiss Clayton
Distributed byArtisan Entertainment
Release datesJuly 13, 2001
Running time94 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$5 million
Box office$5,480,653
 
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Made
Made film.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJon Favreau
Produced byJon Favreau
Vince Vaughn
Peter Billingsley
Written byJon Favreau
StarringJon Favreau
Vince Vaughn
Peter Falk
Sean Combs
Music byJohn O'Brien
Lyle Workman
CinematographyChristopher Doyle
Edited byCurtiss Clayton
Distributed byArtisan Entertainment
Release datesJuly 13, 2001
Running time94 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$5 million
Box office$5,480,653

Made is a 2001 comedy/crime film written and directed by Jon Favreau. It stars Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Peter Falk, and Sean Combs. It was Favreau's directorial debut.

Plot[edit]

Bobby has ties to the local mafia boss, Max, but works as an honest mason for Max's construction projects. He fights in amateur boxing matches on the side, but his career is lackluster (five wins, five losses, one draw). Struggling to support his stripper girlfriend Jessica and her daughter Chloe, Bobby decides to do a mafia job for Max. Against his better judgment, he brings along his ne'er-do-well friend Ricky.

Bobby and Ricky go to New York to act as Max's representatives for a money laundering deal with his East Coast partner, Ruiz. They meet Jimmy, who will be their driver, and Horrace, who is connected to both Max and Ruiz. Ricky and Bobby squabble throughout their trip as Ricky tries to live large while Bobby wants to stay cautious and stick to the letter of Max's instructions. Ruiz has a low opinion of the pair, but sends them off to show his criminal contact, the Welshman, a good time. Gaffing several times along the way, the pair eventually manage to arrange a deal between Ruiz and the Welshman's Westie contacts.

Ricky grows suspicious of Ruiz, and insists that they bring a gun to their meeting with the Westies. Bobby adamantly refuses. On the day of the meet, Ricky has disappeared, but Jimmy insists that Bobby carry on with the meeting. As Bobby begins to grow suspicious of Jimmy, he meets with the Welshman and the Westies. The Westies double-cross Bobby and the Welshman, but Ricky arrives from a side entrance with a gun. A Westie recognizes Ricky's weapon as a starter pistol and a fight breaks out. Jimmy arrives with a real pistol and sends the boys away while he deals with the Westies.

Back in Los Angeles, Bobby severs all business ties with Max. Arriving home, he discovers Jessica in bed with a client and snorting cocaine. Bobby tries to convince Jessica to clean up her act for Chloe's sake, but Jessica refuses. Instead, she asks that Bobby take custody of Chloe and leave. In an epilogue set at Chuck E. Cheese's, we learn that Bobby and Ricky are now raising Chloe together, although the two friends still bicker constantly.

Cast[edit]

Movie connections[edit]

Because the film is written by Jon Favreau and stars Favreau and Vince Vaughn, it is commonly seen as a follow-up to Swingers. The license plate of Jimmy's Limo, "DBLDN11," is a reference to a blackjack strategy articulated in Swingers that one should "always double down on an 11."

During Dustin Diamond's cameo, Ricky refers to him as "Screech," referencing Diamond's character on Saved By the Bell.

Reception[edit]

The critical reception of the film was positive, receiving a 71% "Fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes.[1] The film received a limited release in America and had almost no release overseas. It had a world box office gross of $5.3 million.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Made (2001)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2007-03-21. 
  2. ^ "MADE". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2007-03-21. 

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