- 1 hr 29 min
Brooklynites Charlie Carbone (Jerry O'Connell) and Louis Booker (Anthony Anderson) have been best friends since childhood. One is a hairdresser and the other is an out of work musician but they dream of bigger things. They are also bumbling small time cons who can't seem to ever get anything right. After botching a delivery of hot televisions for the mob, they are graciously granted one last chance by mob boss Salvatore "Sal" Maggio (Christopher Walken). All they have to do is deliver $50,000 of mob money to one "Mr. Smith" in Australia. They are thrilled: A shot at redemption and a vacation all rolled into one! All seems to be going swimmingly when, acting like silly tourists with nothing more important to do, they stop in the outback for a once in a lifetime chance to take photos of each other sitting on the back of their jeep with a dazed kangaroo that they accidentally hit with their vehicle. After snapping a few pics, Louis thinks it would be funny to put his lucky red jacket on the 'roo for a few final snapshots. Moments later, the animal recovers its senses and promptly takes off at high speed, still wearing the jacket. Louis then admits the jacket is where he hid the mob's money. Thus begins a series of misadventures in the outback as they try to chase down the kangaroo and reclaim the jacket full of money. Their journey includes an ill fated plane trip, walk through the desert and one mishap after another. They finally catch a break in the form of a beautiful (and talented) local named Jessie (Estella Warren) who happens to be a wildlife expert who, fortunately, would be happy to help them. Now they finally have the means to get back the mob money, but can they do so in time to make the appointment with Mr. Smith?