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Tomcats (2001)

R | | Comedy | 30 March 2001 (USA)
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At the wedding of a friend, the remaining bachelors bet on staying single. 7 years later, one of the 2 remaining loses $51000 in Vegas. He must get the other guy married to cash in and pay his debt or die. A cute woman helps him.

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Gregory Poirier

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Gregory Poirier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry O'Connell ... Michael Delany
Shannon Elizabeth ... Natalie Parker
Jake Busey ... Kyle Brenner
Horatio Sanz ... Steve
Jaime Pressly ... Tricia
Bernie Casey ... Officer Hurley
David Ogden Stiers ... Dr. Crawford
Travis Fine ... Jan
Heather Stephens ... Jill
Julia Schultz ... Shelby
Scott Beehner ... Max
Kam Heskin ... Kimberly
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Mr. MacDonald
Brandi Andres ... Kelly
John Patrick White John Patrick White ... Gary
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Storyline

Seven years ago, a bunch of friends make a bet that'll give the last remaining bachelor a ton of money. Now, after losing a ton of money at a Vegas Casino, Michael Delaney has to quickly get his friend Kyle married so that he can collect the prize money to pay back his debt. Written by Tenguman

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Spring break heats up March 30 See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Guy See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,406,076, 1 April 2001

Gross USA:

$13,558,739
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael's dream sequence in which Natalie is surrounded by rose pedals is a spoof of the dream sequence in the 1999 film American Beauty. Amber Smith who played the redhead woman who tricks Michael into gambling at the casino was also in American Beauty. See more »

Goofs

Even if we allow for a suspension of disbelief to move the story along, it must be noted that Nevada strictly regulates its casinos. In short, Michael would not have been allowed to lose so heavily, and Carlos's solution is completely illegal. In real life, Michael should have immediately gone to the police or to the Nevada State Gaming Control Board. See more »

Quotes

Shelby: Say it, Michael.
Michael: Say it?
Shelby: I won't do it unless you say it.
Michael: I'm sorry. I'm having a little bit of trouble concentrating here. What is it exactly you want me to say?
Shelby: You know. Those three... little... words...
Michael: Those three little words... Hold on a minute.
Shelby: What? What's wrong?
Michael: I'm sorry. I'm going to have to ask you to leave.
Shelby: Why are you acting like this?
Michael: Shelby, I like you. I like you a lot. But things are just moving a little too fast. I'm just not ready to say, "I love you".
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Several funny outtakes of the film See more »

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References The Jetsons (1962) See more »

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Liebestraume S.541, No. 3 (O'Love, As Long As You Can Love)
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A very funny movie!
17 June 2001 | by mattymatt4everSee all my reviews

Is "Tomcats" as tasteless as you think? Definitely! This is not a smart, intellectual comedy. The gags are often pretty cheap. But I laughed a lot! I wouldn't put this movie down in comedy history, but if you want to spend a whole hour and thirty minutes croaking with laughter--I can't say you'll be disappointed. If you can't handle this lewd brand of comedy, please don't bother with "Tomcats." However, there is one joke involving the consumption of a human testicle (Yes, you heard right) which I felt was one of the MOST disgusting gags I've ever seen!!! Better yet, one of the most disgusting moments in the history of motion pictures. I have to say, I almost gave up on the film at that point. Luckily, the copious laughs made up for the extreme crudeness. So if you decide to rent this movie, make sure you fast-forward to the next scene when the testicle scene comes up. As long as you skip through that one scene, you should be able to leave this movie unharmed. The plot is sitcom material, and no more than a bunch of setups for hysterical, outrageous gags, but I was laughing so hard I ignored the throwaway plot.

Other things to anticipate are Bill Maher's portrayal of the ruthless crimelord Carlos and Garry Marshall's cameo appearance. Of course, Shannon Elizabeth is in the cast ('Nuff said). Can you get much hotter than Shannon? Not to sound shallow, but I really expected to see tons of nudity--judging by the ads including one with that hot blonde chick (I forgot her name) about to take her top off. Don't expect to see any female nudity (though there's one breast shot used for comic purposes). Lots of scantily-clad babes, but none of them get naked. And for the ladies out there, there is some brief male nudity (For all feminists who think this comedy is degrading to women--Shut up! You got your share of male nudity. We're even). However, I don't know if anyone--male or female--would want to anticipate seeing Jake Busey in a thong.

"Tomcats" is not the best of the gross-out comedies, but it delivers. The jokes are sitcom material, but it's funny sitcom material.

You might want to stop the tape or DVD during the outtakes, though. Many people said the outtakes were hilarious, but I thought they were the worst outtakes I've ever seen. The kind of stuff that can only be funny to those working in the cast or crew. Luckily, they're at the very end of the film, so watching them is optional.

My score: 7 (out of 10)


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