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My 5 Wives (2000)

Monte Peterson, a rich real-estate developer, is going through his third divorce. His friend Ray has found a good site for a ski resort in Utah, and Monte comes to bid on the land, ... See full summary »

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Sidney J. Furie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodney Dangerfield ... Monte Peterson
Andrew Dice Clay ... Tony Morano
John Byner ... Preston Gates
Molly Shannon ... Barbara Van Dyke
Jerry Stiller ... Don Giovanni
John Pinette ... Stewart
Rob deLeeuw ... Shuffles (as Rob Deleeuw)
Fred Keating ... Ray
Jud Tylor ... Stephanie (as Judy Tylor)
Angelika Libera ... Emily (as Angelika Baran)
Kate Luyben ... Virginia
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Sarah
Anita Brown ... Megan
Karin Konoval ... Janet
Brandy Ledford ... Blanche
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Monte Peterson, a rich real-estate developer, is going through his third divorce. His friend Ray has found a good site for a ski resort in Utah, and Monte comes to bid on the land, competing with local banker Preston Gates. Monte knew that, in order to take possession of the land, he would have to convert to the local religion, a sort of cross between Mormonism and Amish (no smoking, no drinking, bigamy and simple living/dressing encouraged). What he didn't know was that the deed to the land also included the three wives of the deceased former owner. He also buys another plot, and the two wives that come with it, in part because they are much better cooks. Gates, meanwhile, wants the land to build an Indian casino, and is mixed up with some mobsters. There's a trip to Las Vegas, a female-empowerment seminar, a jailbreak, and other complications too absurd to mention. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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utah | frame up | casino | divorce | banker | See All (29) »

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Never has one man had to do so much with so little.

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Rated R for sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Goofs

Stuntman skier has a face that's far too thin. Particularly obvious in the scene where he throws a snowball. See more »

Quotes

Monte Peterson: My wife - I got no sex life. The dog keeps watching me in the bedroom; wants to learn how to beg. I told him to watch my wife to learn how to roll over and play dead.
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References Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »

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Why Did God Make Boogie Woogie
Performed by Tyler Yarema and His Rhythm
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good old Rodney......
14 December 2000 | by rupieSee all my reviews

Being an avid Rodney fan, I probably liked this flick a lot more than if I weren't. I thought his last effort - Meet Wally Sparks - was pretty poor, and I found this to be an improvement, perhaps because it uses Rodney's old stand-up persona to greater effect. Once you pretend you don't know that polygamy is illegal in the U.S, you can sit back and enjoy the many jokes about the difficulty Rodney has in, er, fulfilling his husbandly duties toward his five wives. This is hardly a great comedy, but well worth catching for devoted fans of Mr. Dangerfield.


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