Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (film) Deuce is a naïve, down-on-his-luck guy who cleans fish tanks for a living. His life changes while fish-sitting for Antoine Laconte, a debonair, world class male escort. He gets comfortable in Antoine’s apartment, where his only rules are: don’t answer the phone and don’t drive the Porsche. After a chain of events that virtually destroys the apartment and needing money to pay for the damages, Deuce mistakenly answers the business phone and becomes Deuce Bigalow: male gigolo, entering a world beyond his wildest dreams. Released on December 10, 1999. Directed by Mike Mitchell. A Touchstone Picture. Stars Rob Schneider (Deuce), Arija Bareikis (Kate), William Forsythe (Detective Fowler), Eddie Griffin (T.J. Hicks), Oded Fehr (Antoine). 88 min. Filmed on location in the Los Angeles area. Living Color designed the custom-made aquarium for Antoine’s apartment; it was a 300-gallon octagon with exact replicas of coral reef sculptures, displaying a wide range of marine life from all over the world. Released on video in 2000. A 2005 sequel, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, was made by Columbia.