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Beautiful Joe (2000)

A bad girl becomes a con artist, gets into trouble with the mob and taps a nice-guy florist for help.

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Stephen Metcalfe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Stone ... Hush
Billy Connolly ... Joe
Gil Bellows ... Elton
Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Vivien Mason (as Jurnee Smollett)
Dillon Moen Dillon Moen ... Lee Mason
Jaimz Woolvett ... Mouse (as Jaimz Woolvett.com)
A.C. Peterson ... Howdy (as Alan C. Peterson)
Dann Florek ... Happy
Ian Holm ... George The Geek
Sheila Paterson Sheila Paterson ... Mrs. O'Malley
Frank C. Turner ... Frank
Gina Chiarelli ... Pauline
Ben Johnson Ben Johnson ... Gino
Connor Widdows ... Anthony
Norman Armour Norman Armour ... Doctor
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Storyline

In the Bronx, Joe (Sir Billy Connolly), an Irish good guy, gets bad news twice the same day: he has a brain tumor and his wife wants a divorce, saying he's dull and lacks adventure. With her father's blessing, Joe takes off for adventures in the weeks before risky surgery. In Louisville, he's latched onto by Hush (Sharon Stone), a talkative belle with two kids, big debts to a nasty bookie, and few prospects. Even after she steals his wallet, Joe offers temporary help, bonds with her kids, and faces down the bookie. Soon Hush, Joe, and the kids are on the run toward Las Vegas. The bookie's on their tail, so are some Bronx bad guys, cancer lurks, Hush has her gambling jones, and the kids want stability. Can this work out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The last thing Joe needs is more bad luck. Unfortunately she's just arrived. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2000 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Dupla vagy minden See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,009
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1.85 : 1
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This movie did not have a theatrical release in North America. See more »

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When Hush visits her daughter's father in jail she gives him a photo. The photo is different when he looks at it first from when he asks Hush if he can keep it. See more »

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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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If You Believe In Me
Performed by Paul Carrack
Written by John Altman and Julia Taylor-Stanley
©Warner/Chappell Music Limited and Behind The Scenes Ltd.
by kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited and Behind The Scenes Ltd.
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Beautiful Billy?
5 October 2018 | by seveb-25179See all my reviews

Billy Connolly plays it cool while everyone else goes over the top in this Sharon Stone rom-com vehicle. And while that may not seem like the best use of his talents, his understated charm lifts this production several notches from what it would have been without him. Not that Sharon Stone doesn't do a credible job as the flaky female of the story, as do most of the other actors, but it just seems to me to be a criminal waste to have one of the great comedians of the second half of the 20th century play the straight man while a bunch of dramatic actors ham it up trying to be funny?


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