Comedy Cinema – This Week – Bringing Down The House

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at Bringing Down The House

About the Film

Summary of Plot

When a lonely guy meets a woman on the internet who happens to be in prison, she breaks out to get him to prove her innocence, and proceeds to wreak havoc on his middle-class life.. iMDB

Year Of Release


Running Time

1 Hour 45 Minutes


Adam Shankman


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

Box Office Opening Weekend




Steve Martin – Peter Sanderson
Queen Latifah – Charlene Morton
Eugene Levy – Howie Rottman
Joan Plowright – Virginia Arness
Jean Smart – Kate Sanderson
Kimberly J Brown – Sarah Sanderson
Angus T Jones – Georgery Sanderson
Missi Pyle – Ashley
Michael Rosenbaum – Todd Gendler
Betty White – Mrs Kline.

Song From the OST


  • During the fight in the ladies’ room, Ashley (Missi Pyle) tells Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah) it’s “courtesy of Tae Bo, two hours a day, five days a week.” In real life, Pyle is trained in taekwando.
  • Steve Martin developed a scrape on his forehead after the scene where he hit his head by the steering wheel.
  • Queen Latifah’s character’s name is “Charlene Morton”. Morton was also the last name of her character in Chicago (2002).
  • The exterior of Steve Martin’s “new” law office is at 1333 Ocean Blvd. It was, at the time of filming, an actual law office. The building formerly housed two of Los Angeles’s most notable attorneys, Charles English and Gerald Chaleff.
  • Sarah Sanderson is also the name of the witch from Hocus Pocus.

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