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Bringing Down the House (2003)

PG-13 2003-03-07 (US) ComedyDrama 1h 45m
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Everything he needed to know about life, she learned in prison.


Uptight lawyer Peter Sanderson wants to dive back into dating after his divorce and has a hard time meeting the right women. He tries online dating and lucks out when he starts chatting with a fellow lawyer. The two agree to meet in the flesh, but the woman he meets — an escaped African-American convict named Charlene — is not what he expected. Peter is freaked out, but Charlene tries to convinces him to take her case and prove her innocence. Along the way, she wreaks havoc on his middle-class life as he gets a lesson in learning to lighten up.

  1. Adam Shankman


  2. Jason Filardi


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  1. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin

    Peter Sanderson

  2. Queen Latifah

    Queen Latifah

    Charlene Morton

  3. Eugene Levy

    Eugene Levy

    Howie Rottman

  4. Joan Plowright

    Joan Plowright

    Mrs. Virginia Arness

  5. Jean Smart

    Jean Smart

    Kate Sanderson

  6. Kimberly J. Brown

    Kimberly J. Brown

    Sarah Sanderson

  7. Angus T. Jones

    Angus T. Jones

    Georgey Sanderson

  8. Missi Pyle

    Missi Pyle


  9. Michael Rosenbaum

    Michael Rosenbaum

    Todd Gendler

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