Soon after his insufferably arrogant father wins the Nobel Prize for chemistry, Barkley Michaelson is kidnapped by Thaddeus James, a young genius who claims to be Barkley's illegitimate half-brother. Motivated not so much by money as revenge, Thaddeus tries to convince Barkley to help him carry out a multimillion-dollar extortion plot against their patriarch.

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  1. Randall Miller

    Director, Writer

  2. Jody Savin


Top Billed Cast

  1. Alan Rickman

    Alan Rickman

    Eli Michaelson

  2. Bryan Greenberg

    Bryan Greenberg

    Barkley Michaelson

  3. Mary Steenburgen

    Mary Steenburgen

    Sarah Michaelson

  4. Shawn Hatosy

    Shawn Hatosy

    Thaddeus James

  5. Danny DeVito

    Danny DeVito


  6. Eliza Dushku

    Eliza Dushku

    City Hall

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $333,912.00

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Release Information

  • April 28, 2007
    R, Theatrical



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