The Honeymooners (film)

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The Honeymooners
The Honeymooners poster.JPG
Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Schultz
Produced by Cedric the Entertainer
David T. Friendly
Eric Rhone
Hal Ross
Julie Durk
Marc Turtletaub
Mike Epps
Niles Kirchner
Paul Myler
Written by Barry W. Blaustein
Danny Jacobson
David Sheffield
Don Rhymer
Starring Cedric the Entertainer
Mike Epps
Gabrielle Union
Regina Hall
Eric Stoltz
John Leguizamo
Music by Richard Gibbs
Cinematography Shawn Maurer
Edited by John Pace
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates June 10, 2005 (2005-06-10)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million[1]
Box office $12,843,849

The Honeymooners is a 2005 family comedy film directed by John Schultz. Unlike the original television series of the same name, this version stars an African American cast featuring Cedric the Entertainer, Gabrielle Union, Mike Epps, and Regina Hall. The film was panned by critics; Roger Ebert was one of the few to give it a positive review.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

The Kramdens and the Nortons are working-class neighbors; bus-driver Ralph Kramden (Cedric the Entertainer) and sewage worker Ed Norton (Epps) are best friends. Ralph is constantly masterminding get-rich-quick schemes with which Ed tries to help. The driving force behind them is their wives, Alice Kramden (Gabrielle Union) and Trixie Norton (Regina Hall); the men are trying to make enough money to afford the homes they think their wives deserve. Meanwhile, Alice and Trixie make ends meet by waitressing at the local diner.

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mainly negative reviews from critics and moviegoers alike. It currently holds a "Rotten" 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Awards and nominations[edit]

2005 BET Comedy Awards

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Theatrical Film — Gabrielle Union (nominated)

2005 Black Movie Awards

Filming locations[edit]

  • Ardmore Studios - Herbert Road, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
  • New York City, New York, USA
  • Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium, Shelbourne Park, County Dublin, Ireland

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