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3.6/5 Amazon

Genre  Action, Comedy, Crime
Initial DVD release  May 15, 2012 (USA)
Country  United States
5.3/10 IMDb

Director  Julie Anne Robinson
Music director  Deborah Lurie
Language  English
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Release date  January 27, 2012 (2012-01-27)
Based on  One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Writer  Stacy Sherman (screenplay), Karen Ray (screenplay), Liz Brixius (screenplay), Janet Evanovich (novel)
Initial release  January 26, 2012 (Israel, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, ...)
Cast  Katherine Heigl (Stephanie Plum), John Leguizamo (Jimmy Alpha), Debbie Reynolds (Grandma Mazur), Sherri Shepherd (Lula), Patrick Fischler (Vinnie Plum), Daniel Sunjata (Ranger)
Similar movies  Brewsters Millions (1985)
Tagline  She's looking for a few not-so-good men

New Jersey native Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) has plenty of attitude, even if she is broke after six months of unemployment. Desperate for money, Stephanie convinces her cousin to give her a job as a recovery agent with his bail-bond company. What she lacks in experience she makes up for in moxie, and she intends to bring in her cousins biggest bail-jumper: Joe Morelli (Jason OMara), a former vice cop and murder suspect who broke Stephanies heart when she was in high school.


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One for the Money is a 2012 American crime comedy film based on Janet Evanovichs 1994 novel of the same name. Directed by Julie Anne Robinson, the screenplay was written by Liz Brixius, Karen McCullah Lutz, and Kirsten Smith. It stars Katherine Heigl, Jason OMara, Debbie Reynolds, Daniel Sunjata and Sherri Shepherd.

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Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl), an unemployed lingerie buyer, convinces her bail bondsman cousin, Vinnie (Patrick Fischler), to give her a shot as a bounty hunter. Her first assignment is to track down a former cop, Joe Morelli (Jason O'Mara), on the run for murder the same man who broke her heart years before. With the help of some friends and the best bounty hunter in the business, Ranger (Daniel Sunjata), she slowly learns what it takes to be a true bounty hunter.


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Stephanie Plum, out of work and out of cash, turns in desperation to her disreputable cousin Vinnie, of Vinnies Bail Bonds, for work. Despite having no equipment, training or particular skill she becomes a bail enforcement agent, chasing after Vinnies highest stakes bail jumper: Joe Morelli, a former vice cop who is wanted for murder, who also happened to seduce and dump Stephanie back in high school after taking her virginity.

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In the midst of the chase, Stephanie has to deal with her meddling family, a problematic tendency of witnesses who die when she gets too close, and lessons in bounty hunting from the mysterious Ranger. When she finally catches up to Morelli, she realizes that the case against him doesnt add up and that the old flame from their school days may just be rekindling.


  • Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum
  • Jason OMara as Joseph "Joe" Morelli
  • Daniel Sunjata as Ricardo "Ranger" Carlos Manoso
  • John Leguizamo as Jimmy Alpha
  • Sherri Shepherd as Lula
  • Debbie Reynolds as Grandma Mazur
  • Patrick Fischler as Vinnie Plum
  • Ana Reeder as Connie Rossoli
  • Gavin-Keith Umeh as Benito Ramirez
  • Ryan Michelle Bathe as Jackie
  • Nate Mooney as Eddie Gazarra
  • Debra Monk as Mrs. Plum
  • Louis Mustillo as Mr. Plum
  • Annie Parisse as Mary Lou
  • Fisher Stevens as Morty Beyers
  • Danny Mastrogiorgio as Lenny
  • Leonardo Nam as John Cho
  • Adam Paul as Bernie Kuntz
  • Production

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    In an October 2010 interview, author Janet Evanovich stated that TriStar Pictures had purchased the rights to her novel thirteen years previously, and the film had been in development hell since that time. When asked about the status of the film, Evanovich commented, "Hard to believe theyve been sitting on this multi-million dollar franchise for all these years but go figure." In February 2010, Variety announced that Katherine Heigl had been cast to play Stephanie Plum. In April 2010, Lionsgate announced that they had acquired distribution rights, would co-produce with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment (which had acquired the rights from Columbia), and Julie Anne Robinson (The Last Song) would direct.

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    The film adaptation was produced by Tom Rosenberg for Lakeshore Entertainment, with Katherine Heigl playing the role of Stephanie Plum. The production was shot in metropolitan Pittsburgh from July to early September 2010. Principal photography began the week of July 12, 2010, in the borough of Ambridge in suburban Beaver County, and continued in six different locations in the town. Pittsburghs Central Northside neighborhood as well as the recently shuttered UPMC facility in the inner suburb of Braddock, doubled for the books setting of Trenton, New Jersey, neighborhoods and government buildings. Establishing shot of bridge overlooking Trenton, New Jersey was filmed in Kittanning, Pennsylvania.


    The film was released on January 27, 2012.


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    The film was not initially screened for critics and has been widely panned; it currently holds a 2% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 53 reviews with the consensus: "Dull and unfunny, One for the Money wastes Katherine Heigls talents on a stunningly generic comic thriller."

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    Despite the poor reception, author Janet Evanovich was delighted with how the film turned out and did some joint interviews with Heigl to promote the film. Evanovich stated that she would now envision Heigl as Stephanie when writing the character.

    Box office

    The film debuted at #3 behind The Grey and Underworld: Awakening with $11.5 million on its opening weekend. One for the Money grossed $26,414,527 domestically and $10,479,194 globally to a total of $36,893,721 worldwide, below its $40 million budget.

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    Brewsters Millions (1985). John Leguizamo appears in One for the Money and Ride Along. Midnight Run (1988). Katherine Heigl appears in One for the Money and Killers. The Bounty Hunter (2010).


    Heigl was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for her performance in the film, but lost the award to Kristen Stewart for both Snow White and the Huntsman and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.


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