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The Honeymooners

The Honeymooners

John Schultz (2005)

PG Certificate


Our Score
What prompted the film-makers to update the classic 1950s American sitcom as an African-American comedy we will never know, but the result is a desperately feeble movie. In the part made famous by Jackie Gleason, Cedric the Entertainer plays bus driver Ralph, who, along with his sewer-worker buddy Ed (Mike Epps), is constantly on the lookout for the perfect get-rich-quick scheme. The plans always come to nothing, much to exasperation of their long-suffering spouses Alice and Trixie (Gabrielle Union and Regina Hall). The plot features an old comedy stand-by: when their dream house comes up for sale, Cedric has to raise money for the deposit before Eric Stoltz, a greedy developer, gets his hands on the property. Featuring a very poor script, unimaginative performances and uninspiring direction, this is tedious in the extreme, fatally not drawing on any aspect of the memorable original, save for the names of the characters. Avoid and rent the TV show.


New York bus driver Ralph and his best buddy Ed's get-rich-quick schemes have left them nearly penniless. Unfortunately, Ralph's wife spots her dream home for sale and expects him to produce the deposit - forcing him to think of an even zanier way to come up with the money. Comedy based on the 1950s American sitcom, starring Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Gabrielle Union and Regina Hall.

Cast & Crew

Ralph Kramden Cedric the Entertainer
Ed Norton Mike Epps
Alice Kramden Gabrielle Union
Trixie Norton Regina Hall
William Davis Eric Stoltz
Kirby Jon Polito
Dodge John Leguizamo
Alice's mom Carol Woods
Vivek Ajay Naidu
DJ Suckaslam Arnell Powell
Miss Benvenuti Anne Pitoniak
Director John Schultz
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: UIP Guidance: Edited for language. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 2 Sep 2005


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