Bringing Down the House

Bringing Down the House (2003)

Everything he needed to know about life, she learned in prison.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2003-03-07
  • User Rating: 5.9/10 from 663 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Touchstone Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Uptight lawyer Peter Sanderson wants to dive back into dating after his divorce and has a hard time meeting the right women. He tries online dating and lucks out when he starts chatting with a fellow lawyer. The two agree to meet in the flesh, but the woman he meets — an escaped African-American convict named Charlene — is not what he expected. Peter is freaked out, but Charlene tries to convinces him to take her case and prove her innocence. Along the way, she wreaks havoc on his middle-class life as he gets a lesson in learning to lighten up.

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Editing Gerald B. Greenberg Editor
Production Victoria Thomas Casting
Art Linda DeScenna Production Design
Production Kim Taylor-Coleman Casting Associate
Sound Lalo Schifrin Original Music Composer
Crew Robert Jauregui Stunts
Camera Julio Macat Director of Photography
Crew Anne Fletcher Choreographer
Production Jane Bartelme Executive Producer
Sound Darrell Hall Music Editor
Art James Nedza Art Direction
Art Ric McElvin Set Decoration
Production Queen Latifah Executive Producer
Directing Adam Shankman Director
Costume & Make-Up Pamela Withers Costume Design
Production Ashok Amritraj Producer
Sound Ira Hearshen Orchestrator
Costume & Make-Up Frank Griffin Makeup Artist
Directing Daniel Silverberg First Assistant Director
Production David Hoberman Producer
Production Daryl Kass Unit Production Manager
Sound Geoff Levin Music Programmer
Crew Chris Daniels Stunts
Production Todd Lieberman Co-Producer
Camera Johnny E. Jensen Director of Photography
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Writing Jason Filardi Screenplay
Art David Saltzman Assistant Property Master
Crew Larnell Stovall Stunts
Crew Ben Jensen Stunts
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Camera David Chameides Steadicam Operator
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