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At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

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Derek Zoolander is VH1's three time male model of the year, but when Hansel wins the award instead, Zoolander's world becomes upside down. His friends disappear, his father is disappointed in him, and he feels that he's not good as a model anymore. But when evil fashion guru Mugatu hires Zoolander, he thinks his life has turned back round again, that is until he finds out that Mugatu has actually brainwashed him to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Can Zoolander and his new friends find out how to prevent the incident before it's too late? Written by FilmFanUK

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3% Body Fat. 1% Brain Activity.

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content and drug references | See all certifications »

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28 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Derek Zoolander  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$381,063 (Spain) (4 January 2002)

Gross:

$381,063 (Spain) (4 January 2002)
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The film has been banned in Malaysia because of the use of fictional Malaysian Prime Minister as the subject of assassination. It was originally also banned in neighboring Singapore, but the ban has since been lifted. See more »

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When Derek is looking in the puddle after the male model of the year awards, he gets splashed by a passing vehicle and has mud on his face. In the next scene when Hansel is riding by on his scooter, Derek's face is clean, as if never being splashed by the mud. See more »

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(Announcer): And here in Malaysia, there is an almost overwhelming sense of euphoria as the newly-elected prime minister has given this nation a gift of hope promising to raise the substandard minimum wage and end child labor once and for all. Already considered a living saint he has become this small country's greatest hope for a thriving future in the new millennium.
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Working for the Weekend
by Paul Dean, Mike Reno & Matt Frenette (as Matthew Frenette)
Performed by Loverboy
Courtesy of Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment (Canada)
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Gets better each time I watch it
25 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A really great take on the modelling world. Each Time I watch it I see something else that makes me howl with laughter. Out of all the Stiller/Wilson collaborations this is definitely the funniest. There is so much going on in the film and I love the way all the celebs join in on the joke. Zoolander has a great soundtrack a very humorous plot and is light enough to enjoy whatever the mood.

I would definitely recommend a few viewings before you make judgement. Will Ferrell is manic as Mugato and Wilsons Hansel is as laid back as all his all his characters. The scene in the coal mine is the best. Enjoy whilst partaking of an Orange Mocha Frappucino. More from the duo please or a Zoolander II


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