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Directed by David Mirkin
Produced by John Davis
Irving Ong
Written by Robert Dunn
Paul Guay
Stephen Mazur
Starring Sigourney Weaver
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Ray Liotta
Jason Lee
Gene Hackman
Music by John Debney
Danny Elfman (theme)
Cinematography Dean Semler
Editing by William Steinkamp
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) March 23, 2001 (2001-03-23)
Running time 122 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $35 million
Gross revenue $57,756,408

Heartbreakers is a 2001 caper-romantic comedy film directed by David Mirkin. Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee, and Gene Hackman are the lead cast. Weaver was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for her performance in the film. The plot revolves around an elaborate con set up by a mother-daughter team to swindle wealthy men out of their money, and what happens during their "last" con together.

This film is written by Robert Dunn, Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur. It was the third collaboration by Guay and Mazur, whose previous comedies were The Little Rascals and Liar Liar.



The film had been in the works for quite a long time. Originally, Doug Liman was set to direct with Cher and Jennifer Aniston playing the roles of "Max" and "Page". However, due to the long pre-production stage, both actresses had to bow out of the film due to scheduling conflicts. In 1999, it was then announced that Anjelica Huston and Cameron Diaz were set to play the two leading roles, but then Liman backed out of the project, creating quite a long time frame to find a new director. Huston and Diaz both had to bow out as well. Finally, when production was ready to start, none of the original casting choices were available to take the part. Sigourney Weaver and Alicia Silverstone were then cast in the role. Silverstone dropped out over "creative differences". Jennifer Love Hewitt was given the part just a few days before filming was scheduled to begin.

The film was set in West Palm Beach, Florida and contains many references to the Beatles, including Sigourney Weaver's version of "Back in the USSR". According to the DVD commentary by director David Mirkin, only a few external shots where actually made in Palm Beach, with the rest utilizing Los Angeles locations as stand-ins.

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