Release Date:  January 30, 2004

Rating:  PG-13 (for sexual content and nudity, violence and language)

Genre:  Crime/Thriller/Comedy

Director:  George Armitage

Actors:  Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Charlie Sheen, Sara Foster, Gary Sinise, Bebe Neuwirth, Harry Dean Stanton, Scott Caan, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson,

Review:  I’m going to try and find some redeeming qualities to this film – truly I am. But, trust me when I say that it is no easy task.

Jack Ryan (Owen Wilson – and nothing to do with Tom Clancy’s famed presidential character) is an aimless petty criminal and drifter who happens to be good-looking as well. Funny isn’t it, how film criminals are always criminally good looking? Anyway, Jack has a decent sense of humor, especially given that he spends the occasional weekend in jail and tends to get beat up by people he’s angered. Then again, he does live on the North Shore of Oahu. That would make anyone feel good.

OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT:

"The Big Bounce"

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After hitting his foreman (Vinnie Jones) with a bat over a racist comment, Jack wins the approval of the local district judge, Walter Crewes (Morgan Freeman) and his poker cronies, who include none other than Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, in two slightly-more-than-cameo roles. Walter offers Jack a job at his motel and keeps an eye on him. But, Jack is a criminal, so he soon goes back to stealing. When he meets sexpot Nancy Hayes (Sara Foster), the mistress of his old boss, Ray Ritchie (Gary Sinise), Nancy tells Jack how they can con Ray for $200,000. When Jack hesitates, Nancy convinces him with her special powers of persuasion (take a guess).