Writing by: John Requa – (written by) &
Glenn Ficarra – (written by)
Steve McVicker – (book) (as Steven McVicker)
Produced by: Luc Besson – executive producer
Jeffrey Harlacker – associate producer
Andrew Lazar – producer
Richard Middleton – line producer
Far Shariat – producer
Miri Yoon – co-producer
Cast: Jim Carrey – Steven Russell
Ewan McGregor – Phillip Morris
Leslie Mann – Debbie
Rodrigo Santoro – Jimmy
Antoni Corone – Lindholm
Brennan Brown – Birkheim
Michael Mandel – Cleavon
Annie Golden – Eudora
Marylouise Burke – Barbara Bascombe
David Jensen – Judge
Dameon Clarke – Houston Lawyer
Music: Nick Urata
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Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life…
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Plot: Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven becomes open about his homosexuality and decides to live life to the fullest – even if it means breaking the law. Steven's new, extravagant lifestyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
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Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Revealing mistakes: When Steven is leaving the private care facility the calender shown skips the 14th of the month.
Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- The film is based on the real life story of Steven Jay Russell.
In the last courtroom scene of the movie the real Phillip Morris can be seen standing next to Jim Carrey.
- While on set in New Orleans and filming at the Orleans Parish Prison, one of the extras dressed as an OPP inmate was arrested by a real OPP Jail guard after leaving the set in costume to put belongings in his personal vehicle.