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Just Getting Started (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 8 December 2017 (USA)
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A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run (1988), about an ex-F.B.I. Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program (Morgan Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit.

Director:

Ron Shelton

Writer:

Ron Shelton

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Duke
Tommy Lee Jones ... Leo
Rene Russo ... Suzie
Joe Pantoliano ... Joe
Glenne Headly ... Marguerite
Sheryl Lee Ralph ... Roberta
Elizabeth Ashley ... Lily
George Wallace ... Larry
Graham Beckel ... Burt
Mel Raido ... Oscar
Jane Seymour ... Delilah
Johnny Mathis ... Johnny Mathis
Nick Peine ... Jimmy
Kristen DeVore Rakes ... Ginger (as Kristen Rakes)
Eli Goodman ... Corporate Santa
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Storyline

Defense lawyer Duke, who once defended the heads of the world's most dangerous criminal teams, now manages the luxury resort Villa Capri in Palm Springs, California. Leo, a former FBI agent, arrives at the resort and repeatedly beats Duke at every competition. As manager of the resort, Duke is initially threatened by the newcomer's activities with the ladies and competitive nature. Their competition even extends to a rivalry over Suzie, the regional director of the resort chain. During the competitions Duke's life is put in danger multiple times and he realizes that the mafia has found him and is attempting to kill him. Duke and Leo must work together to defeat the mafia and save Duke's life during the Christmas season at Villa Capri..

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Chivalry meet rivalry. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, suggestive material and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Susan's dog is named Romeo. In Ron Shelton's other movie, Tin Cup, Cheech Marin played Romeo. See more »

Goofs

During the kidnapping of Rene Russo someone stated that the semiautomatic she tried to fire would not have clicked more than once. Not true, my S&W double action semiautomatic, when empty will fire (click) every time I pull the trigger. Only single actions will not fire repeatedly. You would have to cock the hammer before each pull. See more »

Quotes

Leo: You wanna do something about that I'll beat you best of 5 of anything ever invented.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Just Getting Started (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Winter Wonderland
Written by Richard B. Smith (as Richard Smith) & Felix Bernard
Used by Carlin Music Corp on behalf of Redwood Music Ltd.
Published by WB Music Corp.
Performed by Johnny Mathis
Produced by Fred Mollin
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A smile now and again, but nothing really funny.
22 February 2018 | by apjcSee all my reviews

An excellent cast who may have had nothing better to do than pay the bills. There are no laugh out loud moments, It seems to centre on older men being as competitive as young men, boys will be boys. But the whole plot and comic moments are so lame it never gets above mediocre. Not terrible, but not really worth watching.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Villa Capri See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,201,459, 10 December 2017

Gross USA:

$6,069,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,634,022
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2.35 : 1
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