Bad Santa co-screenwriters Glenn Ficara and John Requa re-team for this fact-based black comedy starring Jim Carrey as a Virginia police officer-turned-con man who makes the leap to white-collar criminal after being sent to prison and falling in love with his sensitive cellmate. Steve Russell (Carrey) is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). Smitten, Russell devotes his entire life to being with Morris regardless of the consequences.

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  1. John Requa

    Director, Writer

  2. Glenn Ficarra

    Director, Writer

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  1. Jim Carrey

    Jim Carrey

    Steven Russell

  2. Ewan McGregor

    Ewan McGregor

    Phillip Morris

  3. Leslie Mann

    Leslie Mann


  4. Rodrigo Santoro

    Rodrigo Santoro


  5. Brennan Brown

    Brennan Brown

    Larry Bukheim

  6. Nicholas Alexander

    Nicholas Alexander

    Steven's Brother

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget $13,000,000.00

Revenue $10,652,035.00

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  • January 18, 2009
    R, Theatrical



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