The Whole Nine Yards

The Complete 9 Yards is a 2000 American crime comedy movie directed by Jonathan Lynn and distributed by Warner Bros. It was written by Mitchell Kapner and stars Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Natasha Henstridge. Its story follows a mild-mannered dentist as he travels to Chicago to tell a mob boss in regards to the whereabouts of his new neighbor, a former hitman with a worth on his head.

The movie was produced by Morgan Creek Productions, Franchise Footage, Rational Packaging, and Lansdown Movies and was launched on February 18, 2000. The movie acquired blended evaluations from critics and grossed $106 million. A sequel, The Complete Ten Yards, was launched in 2004.


Nicholas “Oz” Oseransky (Matthew Perry) is a likable Quebec dentist from Chicago, however is hated by his spouse Sophie (Rosanna Arquette) and mother-in-law (Carmen Ferland). Oz’s assistant Jill (Amanda Peet) jokingly asks him to call a worth to have Sophie disappear. Oz meets a brand new neighbor, and realizes he’s Jimmy “the Tulip” Tudeski (Bruce Willis), an notorious Chicago contract killer with a bounty on his head.

Oz reveals Jimmy’s identification to Sophie, who’s intrigued. Oz befriends Jimmy, and shares his unhappiness: his enterprise associate, Sophie’s father, was concerned with an underage boy and embezzled from the apply to repay the boy’s household earlier than committing suicide, leaving Oz deeply in debt. Oz returns dwelling, the place Sophie has organized for him to fly to Chicago and share Jimmy’s whereabouts with mob boss Janni Gogolak (Kevin Pollak), for a reward. Oz is reluctant however complies.

Arriving in Chicago, Oz has no intention of giving Jimmy up. At his lodge, he meets Franklin “Frankie Figs” Figueroa (Michael Clarke Duncan), Janni’s enforcer, and denies any data of Jimmy, however is delivered to Janni’s property. He meets Cynthia (Natasha Henstridge), Jimmy’s estranged spouse. Janni instructs Frankie to accompany Oz dwelling and regulate Jimmy till Janni and his males can take him out. On the lodge, Oz calls Jimmy to warn him, however is instructed Jimmy is aware of what Oz has completed. Cynthia arrives and tells Oz that Janni and Jimmy each need one another and Cynthia useless to gather a $10 million belief – “the entire 9 yards.” Oz and Cynthia drunkenly sleep collectively, and he vows to guard her.

In Canada, Frankie and Oz meet Jimmy, who reveals he and Frankie are planning to kill Janni and Cynthia. Jimmy explains Sophie tried to rent him to kill Oz, and he plans to lure Janni to Montreal. Jimmy provides to kill Sophie, which Oz declines. At work, Oz tells Jill all the pieces. She reveals that she too is a contract killer, employed by Sophie to kill Oz, Jill appreciated him an excessive amount of, nonetheless, and cancelled the hit. She calls for to fulfill her hero, Jimmy, who enlists her assist. Oz tries to name Cynthia, who’s en route with Janni. When Janni’s gang arrives at Oz’s home, Cynthia warns Oz that Janni will kill him after killing Jimmy. The 2 watch because the gang walks into the ambush.

Down the road, Sophie meets with one other hitman (Harland Williams), however when he acknowledges Janni and Sophie explains the state of affairs, he heads for the home with a gun. Inside, Janni is distracted by a unadorned Jill; she, Jimmy and Frankie kill Janni and his males. Oz and Cynthia drive away as Jimmy additionally shoots Sophie’s hitman, a lot to Sophie’s horror, and discovers he’s an undercover Sûreté du Québec detective. As they get rid of the our bodies, Oz calls and suggests a deal to profit everybody. At his workplace, he alters the useless detective’s tooth to match Jimmy’s dental data, then units his and Janni’s our bodies on hearth in Oz’s automotive. Investigators discover the stays and consider Janni and Jimmy are useless, and uncover a recorder within the detective’s automotive; Sophie’s dialog about killing Oz sends her and her mom to jail, regardless of Sophie’s declare that Jill is the killer. Oz is cleared of suspicion, and Cynthia collects the $10 million, transferring it to Jimmy in change for her and Oz’s lives.

Whereas Cynthia and Jill, who’ve simply met face-to-face, are on the financial institution, Jimmy and Frankie take Oz onto a yacht. Jill urges Cynthia to separate the cash together with her and run, leaving Oz to be killed by Jimmy, however Cynthia realizes she loves Oz and refuses to betray him, and Jill assures her it was a check; Jimmy desires to provide Cynthia and Oz $1 million as a marriage present.

On the boat, Jimmy confirms that the cash has been transferred. He factors a gun at Oz, however shoots Frankie as a substitute, explaining that Frankie, believing Jimmy had gone comfortable, would have killed them each. Oz attributes the softness to Jimmy falling in love. Jill arrives and jumps into Jimmy’s arms and, earlier than he and Jill depart, Jimmy tells Oz to say whats up to his widow for him. Oz, blind to the $1 million, asks Cynthia to marry him. Later, the completely happy couple dances above Niagara Falls.


  • Bruce Willis as James Stefan “Jimmy The Tulip” Tudeski
  • Matthew Perry as Dr. Nicholas “Oz” Oseransky
  • Rosanna Arquette as Sophie Oseransky
  • Michael Clarke Duncan as Franklin “Frankie Figs” Figueroa
  • Natasha Henstridge as Cynthia Tudeski
  • Amanda Peet as Jill St. Claire
  • Kevin Pollak as Janni Pytor Gogolák
  • Harland Williams as Particular Agent Steve Hanson
  • Stephanie Biddle as jazz singer


In April 1999, it was introduced Matthew Perry would star alongside Bruce Willis within the Franchise Footage produced movie.[2] Matthew Perry filmed the film in the course of the Sixth Season hiatus of Associates.[2]


Field workplace

The Complete 9 Yards grossed $57.3 million in the US and Canada, and $49.1 million in different territories, for a worldwide whole of $106.4 million.[1]

The movie grossed $13.4 million in its opening weekend, ending second on the field workplace. It then made $9.6 million in its sophomore weekend and $7.2 million in its third.

Essential response

On Rotten Tomatoes the movie has an approval score of 43{ae90547d17d4d74b17007ee836a04674fd006933c139011dc78eb03c100070a7} based mostly on 104 evaluations, with a mean score of 5.2/10. The web site’s critics consensus reads: “Regardless of a captivating solid, The Complete 9 Yards cannot tickle humorous bones persistently sufficient to distract from its sitcom-like story.”[3] Metacritic offers the movie a weighted common rating of 47 out of 100, based mostly on 32 critics, indicating “blended or common evaluations”.[4] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the movie a mean grade of “B” on an A+ to F scale.[5]

Roger Ebert gave the movie one of many extra optimistic evaluations, noting specifically that the spotlight was Amanda Peet’s efficiency as Jill, which Ebert known as “good”.[6]


A critically panned sequel with many of the authentic solid titled The Complete Ten Yards was launched on April 9, 2004.[citation needed]

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