National Lampoon's Gold Diggers

National Lampoon's Gold Diggers

Promotional poster
Directed by Gary Preisler
Produced by Don Ashley
Amy Greenspun
Gary Preisler
Written by Michael Canale (story)
Gary Preisler
Starring Will Friedle
Chris Owen
Louise Lasser
Renée Taylor
Music by Christopher Horvath
Cinematography Thomas L. Callaway
Edited by Robert Brakey
Distributed by P & A Releasing
Release dates
June 15, 2003 (2003-06-15) (CineVegas)
September 17, 2004 (2004-09-17)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $829,140[1]

National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (also known as National Lampoon's Lady Killers) is a 2003 film directed by Gary Preisler. It features two friends, played by Will Friedle and Chris Owen, who marry two old ladies, played by Louise Lasser and Renée Taylor, so they can inherit their fortunes when they die.


The film was considered a dismal failure, with a theatrical run of only 1 week, and earning less than $400,000 as opening weekend receipts (less than $400 per theater).

It is ranked a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 44 reviews meaning there was not a single positive review[2] and is included on the site's Worst of the Worst list of movies of the last 10 years.[3] According to film review website which compiles and averages critics' review scores, the film is the 8th worst reviewed film of all time.[4]

Home media

An unrated DVD was released in 2005. National Lampoon's Gold Diggers brought in $1.29 million during its first week on the rental market.[5]


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