What's The Worst That Could Happen?
Special Edition DVD
2001 - Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
Release Date: 05/07/2002
Time: 99 mins.
Label: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
DVD Features: Region 1 Keep Case Single Side - Dual Layer Special Edition Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85 Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital Surround 5.1 - English Stereo 2.0 - French Stereo 2.0 - Spanish Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes Alternate Ending Outtakes Music Video: "Music" by Erick Sermon Featurette: SCENE STEALERS Audio Commentary: 1. Sam Weisman - Director 2. Cast
Based on the novel by Donald E. Westlake, WHAT'S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN? is a black comedy in the tradition of GET SHORTY and THE GRIFTERS. The film opens at an art auction in Boston, where suave robber Kevin Caffrey (Martin Lawrence) meets the beautiful, distraught Amber (Carmen Ejogo). Romantic sparks become genuine love in just one night. To prove this, Amber gives Kevin her deceased father's good-luck ring. A few days later, Kevin and his partner, Berger (John Leguizamo), are robbing the beach house of Max Fairbanks (Danny DeVito), an incredibly selfish millionaire. In a sick twist of fate, Max captures Kevin and convinces the police that Kevin's ring is actually his own. With the tables now turned, Kevin must try to get his ring back from Max, at any and all costs. This puts a strain on his relationship with Amber, and at the same time unleashes an outlandish series of events that will eventually bring all of the characters together for one raucous finale. Director Sam Weisman uses a thumping hip-hop score to add freshness to his picture, which features bizarre, outrageous supporting turns from William Fichtner, Larry Miller, Nora Dunn, and Glenne Headly.
"...The movie turns into a cobweb of tricky spins and twists that seems like a hip-hop version of RUTHLESS PEOPLE..." -- Elvis Mitchell , (New York Times)
"...[Fichtner] swans into his scenes, all gold shirts and good grooming, leaving the audience giggling and begging for more..." -- James White , (Total Film)
"...Lawrence and DeVito are reliably funny and energetic and their fans are not likely to be disappointed..." -- Kevin Thomas , (Los Angeles Times)
"...DeVito is wholly convincing..." -- Edward Lawrenson , (Sight and Sound)
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