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Just Getting Started (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 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.

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Ron Shelton

Writer:

Ron Shelton
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Cast

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:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,069,605, 25 January 2018
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Morgan Freeman and Joe Pantoliano previously starred in pivotal roles in landmark films by Christopher Nolan. Freeman appears in all three films of Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy. Pantoliano appeared as Teddy in Nolan's 2000 breakthrough film Memento. See more »

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Duke appears in a commercial on national television, something no one in the Witness Relocation Program would ever do. 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: Bright (2017) See more »

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Arranged & Performed by Jerry Kalaf
Courtesy of Aperture Music
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Just getting the paycheck..
8 January 2018 | by BatmanFunReviewsSee all my reviews

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. Just Getting Started seemed so promising but failed to deliver on all levels from acting to characters to all. Jones seems old and can't even walk straight, Freeman tries hard to get comedic and it's sad and above all great careers and actors get flashed down the toilet. (0/10)


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