Malibu's Most Wanted

April 18th, 2003


Malibu's Most Wanted

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Still of Taye Diggs, Jamie Kennedy and Anthony Anderson in Malibu's Most WantedStill of Jamie Kennedy and Regina Hall in Malibu's Most WantedStill of Bo Derek, Jamie Kennedy and Ryan O'Neal in Malibu's Most WantedStill of Taye Diggs and Anthony Anderson in Malibu's Most WantedStill of Jamie Kennedy in Malibu's Most WantedNEICY NASH (left) and JAMIE KENNEDY

A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 4.8/10 (10,062 voted)

Critic's Score: 43/100

Director: John Whitesell

Stars: Jamie Kennedy, Ryan O'Neal, Blair Underwood

Brad Gluckman (Kennedy) is a wannabe rap star from Malibu who acts and talks like he's from the "'hood." Concerned that his son is going to embarrass him during his campaign to become the governor of California, Brad's wealthy father and his campaign manager (Underwood), hire two trained actors (Diggs and Anderson) to disguise themselves as "real life gangstaz", and kidnap his son, dropping him off in the "real hood" in Compton, in an effort to scare the ghettofied attitude and behavior out of him.

Writers: Fax Bahr, Adam Small

Jamie Kennedy - Brad 'B-Rad' Gluckman
Taye Diggs - Sean James
Anthony Anderson - PJ
Regina Hall - Shondra
Blair Underwood - Tom Gibbsons
Damien Dante Wayans - Tec
Ryan O'Neal - Bill Gluckman
Bo Derek - Bess Gluckman
Jeffrey Tambor - Dr. Feldman
Kal Penn - Hadji Amerislani
Nick Swardson - Mocha
Keili Lefkovitz - Monster
Kellie Martin - Jen
Greg Grunberg - Brett
J.P. Manoux - Gary

Taglines: Don't be hatin'


Official Website: Warner Bros. |

Release Date: 18 April 2003

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,618,159 (USA) (20 April 2003) (2503 Screens)

Gross: $34,308,901 (USA) (6 July 2003)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Errors in geography: The gunfight in the park supposedly takes place in South Central Los Angeles, with a view of the L.A. skyline in the background. But in fact, there is no view of the skyline of Los Angeles from anywhere in South Central. The view of downtown L.A. from that angle can only be viewed from Echo Park.

B-Rad: [to his parents and psychiatrist about when he becomes a famous rapper] I'll buy you ALL cars.

User Review

Don't be hatin

Rating: 10/10

OK, so its not the shiznits. Its just funny. I give it a 10 because: 1. Jim Howell from Michigan can't like it because it failed to be "an examination of the racial issues pervasive in our society". What the @$&*! are you talking bout Jim. They learn you that stuff in film school, Jim? 2. Bo Derek. 3. Kumar. 4. SOme other guy says its only for rappers or J Kennedy fans. Huh? I never heard of JK before & I hate rap/hip-hop/etc. Get real. It is for people who know how to laugh at other people. 5. Its not for people who take themselves soooooooooooooo seriously. You still there Jim? Go give a "10" to some poorly-made film about deep-thoughts. 6. JK was OK, but A Anderson and T Diggs were great. Shondra, who I think is the girl from Scary Movie, was good & so was R Oneill. As for Bo? Oh yeah!


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