R | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady.
The exterior shot of the riverboat casino is an actual casino on the Mississippi River, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Ameristar lettering on the "paddlewheel" was edited out, and the movie casino's name put in its place. In the movie, the casino has closing hours while the Ameristar casino is a 24/7 operation (the entire parking lot beside the boat was emptied for the shot). Additionally, two large river bridges that would normally be at the left side of the frame, are edited out.
Unh... Oh! Afternoon, Miss Munson.
Marva Munson: Afternoon, Sheriff. You know the Funthes boy?
Shadow of boom mic on the door as Dorr leads Munson into the kitchen after the poetry recital.
Special thanks to ... the residents of Natchez, Mississippi
$12,634,563 (USA) (28 March 2004)
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