One for the Money

Synopsis: After losing her job, Jersey girl Stephanie Plum is broke. Needing a job she is told that her cousin, a bail bondsman, needs someone to help out in the office. But the only job openings he has are for skip tracers. She learns that Joe Morelli, a guy she knew intimately years ago, is one of the "skips". She eventually finds him but wasn't really prepared so he gets away. Another bounty hunter, Ranger, tries to teach her. Eventually she finds Morelli again, but he claims he is innocent of the crime he is accused of and he is trying to prove his innocence. Eventually Stephanie thinks he's telling the truth so she stakes out the person who can help him. She only finds herself in trouble and Morelli saves her. She tries to find someone who can prove his innocence, but the problem is that shortly after meeting with them they're killed or attacked.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Julie Anne Robinson
Production: Lionsgate Films
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.3
Metacritic:
22
Rotten Tomatoes:
2%
PG-13
Year:
2012
91 min
$26,100,000
Website
57 Views

Just till I get my feet back on the ground?

Maybe Vinnie will let you do

some skip chasing.

How comfortable are you with the lowlifes?

I sold lingerie for three years in Newark.

You're good to go. Tell you what.

Morty Beyers is down for the count.

Ruptured appendix, disgusting.

- These are his cases.

- Can I look at them?

Mmm-hmm.

- FTA?

- Failure to appear.

Skipped out on bail.

Bring him in, you get 10% of the bond.

Adds up.

Yeah. I could do this.

I don't know, Steph.

You're dealing with criminals.

I gotta say no.

I can either apprehend criminals

or become one.

- That's where I'm at, Vin.

- It's that bad?

Yeah.

Joe Morelli skipped out on bail?

No, no, no. You stay away from that.

- I'm in for half a million.

- I'd give it all up to put his ass in jail.

Give it all up? You have

nothing left to give.

Remember, you just said

you have nothing left to give, so...

It's a figure of speech, Vin.

I remain unconvinced.

All right. Take a couple of civil cases

of Morty's, all right?

But you stay away from Joe Morelli.

You'll muck it up, I'll lose my business,

his mother will lose the house.

- Only bad will come of it.

- I need the 50 grand.

No.

You stuck your tongue in my mouth

at my wedding.

I was drunk, okay?

I was drunk and you resembled

someone else. That was not anything I did.

I was wearing a big white dress and a veil.

I gave you a job. Get.

You know, I used to get my nails done

by this very chatty manicurist

who moonlights as a dominatrix,

of all things.

- How chatty?

- Deeply chatty. How's your wife?

There's some men who enter

a woman's life and screw it up forever.

Joe Morelli did this to me.

He was the big catch in our neighborhood

and I thought I caught him

when I gave him my virginity

on the floor of the Tasty Pastry Bakery.

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