Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (Touchstone Movie)

“Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” is a comedy film released by Touchstone Pictures in 1999, directed by Mike Mitchell and starring Rob Schneider in the titular role. The movie follows the misadventures of Deuce Bigalow, an affable but socially awkward fish tank cleaner who stumbles into a new line of work as a male gigolo to make ends meet.

When Deuce accidentally damages the luxurious apartment of a high-priced male escort, he takes up an offer from the man to fill in for him while he is away. Initially hesitant and unprepared, Deuce eventually starts embracing his new career, entertaining a series of eccentric and often hilarious clients, each with their unique quirks and peculiarities.

As he navigates the world of gigolos, Deuce encounters a wide array of characters and gets into humorous situations that test his patience and problem-solving abilities. Amidst the laughs and comic mishaps, Deuce also develops meaningful connections with some of his clients, showing that being a gigolo is not just about the physical aspect but also about forming emotional bonds.

Throughout the film, Rob Schneider’s comedic timing and lovable portrayal of Deuce Bigalow bring a sense of charm and warmth to the character. The movie also features a talented supporting cast, including William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin, and Arija Bareikis, who contribute to the movie’s humorous and light-hearted tone.

“Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” is known for its raunchy humor and over-the-top scenarios, appealing to fans of irreverent comedy. While it received mixed reviews from critics, it achieved commercial success and became a cult classic in the comedy genre.

The film’s theme of acceptance and embracing one’s uniqueness, as well as the message that people should not be judged solely based on appearances, resonates with audiences. “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” is a feel-good comedy that entertains with its slapstick humor and heartwarming moments, making it a memorable entry in the world of 90s comedy movies.

Additional Details


  • Rob Schneider: Deuce Bigalow
  • William Forsythe: Detective Charles “Chuck” Fowler
  • Eddie Griffin: Tiberius Jefferson “T.J.” Hicks
  • Arija Bareikis: Kate
  • Oded Fehr: Antoine Laconte
  • Gail O’Grady: Claire
  • Richard Riehle: Robert “Bob” Bigalow
  • Jacqueline Obradors: Elaine Fowler
  • Big Boy: Fluisa aka Jabba
  • Amy Poehler: Ruth
  • Torsten Voges: Tina
  • Bree Turner: Allison
  • Andrew Shaifer: Neil
  • Allen Covert: Vic
  • Norm Macdonald: bartender
  • Elle King: Cookie Girl


  • Director: Mike Mitchell
  • Producers: Barry Bernandi and Sid Ganis
  • Writers: Harris Goldberg and Rob Schneider

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