What's the Worst That Could Happen?

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"It takes a thief to nail a crook."
  • PG-13
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.4  (16,837)
  • 37

What's the Worst That Could Happen? is a 2001 comedy film directed by Sam Weisman and starring Martin Lawrence, Danny DeVito, and John Leguizamo. The film tells the story of Kevin Caffery, a thief and con artist played by Lawrence, who breaks into the home of a wealthy businessman named Max Fairbanks, portrayed by DeVito. While in the midst of stealing valuable jewelry and artwork from Fairbanks' mansion, Caffery is caught by the businessman himself. However, Fairbanks decides not to call the police and instead steals Caffery's cherished lucky ring, which he believes will bring him good luck. The two men engage in a battle of wits and schemes, trying to outwit and outmaneuver each other in a series of hilarious and outrageous scenarios.

Caffery is a smooth-talking and confident thief who is always looking for his next score, but he meets his match in the ruthless and wealthy Fairbanks. Despite their initial confrontations, the two men develop a begrudging respect for each other as they engage in a cat-and-mouse game of thievery and revenge.

As Caffery tries to get his ring back and outsmart Fairbanks, he enlists the help of his friend and fellow crook, Berger, played by Leguizamo. Berger provides much of the comedy relief in the film, as he bungles his way through various schemes and misunderstandings.

The film also features a host of colorful supporting characters, including Fairbanks' manipulative ex-wife, played by Glenne Headly, and his dim-witted nephew, played by Richard Schiff. These characters add to the chaos and comedy of the film as Caffery and Fairbanks continue their rivalry.

At its core, What's the Worst That Could Happen? is a classic battle between the haves and have-nots, as well as a commentary on the excesses and inequalities of the wealthy. The film is also a showcase for the comedic talents of Lawrence, DeVito, and Leguizamo, who excel at physical humor, one-liners, and slapstick.

Overall, What's the Worst That Could Happen? is a fun and entertaining comedy that will make audiences laugh and root for the underdog. Its fast-paced action, colorful characters, and laugh-out-loud moments make it a must-see for fans of the genre.

What's the Worst That Could Happen? is a 2001 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 37.

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    1 hr 34 min
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    5.4  (16,837)
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