Theatrical Release: May 12, 2000


Willard Fillmore (Norm Macdonald), the abused and under-appreciated chauffeur to Miss Crock (Elaine Stritch), a mean employer, has devised a foolproof plan for revenge. Along with his hotheaded best friend Rusty (Dave Chappelle), he will kidnap the nasty woman’s prized pooch, holding it ransom. But when the dog escapes, Miss Crock mistakenly comes to the conclusion that it’s her chauffeur who’s been kidnapped.
Flustered, the guys try to cover their tracks by employing a creepy mortician, Grover Cleaver (Danny DeVito), but he only triples their problems. The confusion escalates out of control, resulting in a comedy of errors.

Dove Review

I forget, isn’t a comedy supposed to be funny? What little attempt there is at humor in this screenplay, if you could call it that, relies on either crude, mean-spirited, crude, sexually suggestive, crude, imbecilic, or just plain uncouth material. Oh, and did I mention that it’s crude? I found the characters charmless, dim-witted, and anti-social. Let’s stop beating around the bush; I just didn’t like this film.

Content Description

Language: GD 1 and several uses of God, oh God, good God and 15 oh my Gods, Jesus 2, F-word 1, S-word 16, SOB 2, Slang for genitalia 2, ass 9, expletives 20 – Sex: male bare behind 1, many scantily clad women, nude male statues, several sexual conversations, one character is gay and has a lover – Crudity: excrement and other gross-out sight gags - Drugs: one character smokes once, lead characters have drinks several times; in one scene one character smokes pot, in another scene, smoking joints is discussed – Violence: a mortician works on dead bodies, there is much blood in these scenes, one body is particularly gruesome to view; a dog bites a man, the scene being played for laughs as the dog holds on while being swung around; kids stab a man with a knife, kick him and jolt him with a stun gun – this is played for laughs; a body on a morgue gurney falls down some stairs; several slapstick punches, pushes and shoves; a shotgun is used to threaten; the DeVito character riddles a cop car with machine gun fire, then threatens to use a bazooka; a man is kicked in the face by an old woman; several car crashes


Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Director: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Producer: Robert Simonds
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 94 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright