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Malibu's Most Wanted Holy shinizzle! Jamie Kennedy's parody of suburban teens afflicted with ''gangstaphrenia'' makes for a more original comedy than one expects from TV...Malibu's Most WantedComedyPT86MPG-13 Holy shinizzle! Jamie Kennedy's parody of suburban teens afflicted with ''gangstaphrenia'' makes for a more original comedy than one expects from TV...2003-09-19Anthony AndersonBo DerekTaye DiggsRegina HallRyan O'NealNick SwardsonBlair UnderwoodAnthony Anderson, Bo Derek, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Ryan O'Neal, Nick Swardson, Blair UnderwoodWarner Bros.
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Malibu's Most Wanted

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Jamie Kennedy, Anthony Anderson, Bo Derek, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Ryan O'Neal, Nick Swardson, Blair Underwood; Director: John Whitesell; Author: Nick Swardson; Release Date Wide: 04/18/2003; Runtime (in minutes): 86; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Holy shinizzle! Jamie Kennedy’s parody of suburban teens afflicted with ”gangstaphrenia” makes for a more original comedy than one expects from TV-born skits. Wannabe rapper B-Rad (Kennedy, playing a character from his own WB show, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment) embarrasses his politician father (Ryan O’Neal). So Dad’s campaign manager (Blair Underwood) hires two effete actors (Diggs and Anthony Anderson) for a kidnapping scheme that turns unexpectedly real. The formulaoddball longs for acceptance has been done, but the cast’s enthusiasm, and the filmmakers’ creative restraint (check out the 11 wisely deleted scenes), keep ”Wanted” alive. EXTRAS The commentary asserts that the rap battle scene was written pre-Eminem’s ”8 Mile”, not that it appears any fresher.

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