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Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

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The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.

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Joe Dante

Writer:

Larry Doyle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... DJ Drake / Himself / Voice of Tasmanian Devil and She-Devil
Jenna Elfman ... Kate
Steve Martin ... Mr. Chairman
Timothy Dalton ... Damien Drake
Heather Locklear ... Dusty Tails
Joan Cusack ... Mother
Bill Goldberg ... Mr. Smith
Don Stanton ... Mr. Warner
Dan Stanton ... Mr. Warner's Brother
Dick Miller ... Security Guard
Roger Corman ... Hollywood Director
Kevin McCarthy ... Dr. Bennell
Jeff Gordon ... Himself
Matthew Lillard ... Himself
Mary Woronov ... Acme VP, Bad Ideas
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Storyline

Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are up to their feuding ways again. Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs, Daffy has decided to leave the Studio for good. He is aided by Warner Bros.' humor impaired Vice President of Comedy, Kate Houghton, who releases him from his contract and instructs WB security guard/aspiring stunt man DJ Drake to capture and "escort" Daffy off the studio lot. Suddenly a sidekick without a hero, the duck decides to ally himself with DJ, whether he likes it or not. Consequently, Daffy is on the scene when DJ discovers that his famous movie star father was Damian Drake, known for playing suave international spies onscreen, is actually a suave international spy in real life--and has been kidnapped by the evil insane nerdy, prancing villain known as Mr. Chairman of the equally nefarious Acme Corporation. It seems that Damian knows the whereabouts of the mysterious magical and powerful Blue Monkey Diamond, and the Chairman will do anything to get his hands on it! With ... Written by Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91yahoo.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,317,371, 16 November 2003

Gross USA:

$20,991,364

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,514,844
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Elmer Fudd is chasing Bugs and Daffy through the museum, the music playing is from the piano suite "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgsky, a cycle of piano pieces describing a walk through an art gallery (by a man with a limp) and the different paintings he stops to look at. See more »

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The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
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Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Truly a mixed bag
5 June 2010 | by Herbest8See all my reviews

I'm a huge Looney Tunes fan and this film is still too much love for me to take. Director Joe Dante has also gone on record as a huge Looney Tunes fan and there lies the major problem with this clunker.

The "plot" concerns D.J. Drake (played by Brenden Fraser) and Daffy Duck venturing on a mission to rescue the former's father who has been kidnapped by the sinister ACME Corporation. They are trying to get their hands on a mysterious diamond that has supernatural powers and blah, blah, blah! And if you thought the plot to "Space Jam" was too silly? Well, THINK AGAIN! This movie has an equal number of pros and cons. The animation is pretty good, the pace is also fast and some of the performances and cameos are really funny and clever. But then again....

The cons are pretty in your face. Some of the cast deliver truly lousy performances (Jenna Elfman and Steve Martin tied for the worst) and the Looney Tunes are not really given anything funny to do. Their humorous here but not hilarious. Also, Dante seems to believe that the louder and more brightly colored the volume and sets are, the funnier. Well, that just makes the film more obnoxious.

I don't know. This film is O.K. but just doesn't do justice to the Looney Tunes. Unlike the underrated "Space Jam," the characters are not grounded in a semi-coherent movie universe in this film. When their let wild and abandoned, you just feel left out in the cold.

Bottom-line? O.K. but truly so bad its good (or semi-decent in this case).


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