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Serving Sara (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 August 2002 (USA)
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A process server tries to serve an elusive female target.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Milton the Cop
Warren Cebron
Derek Southers ...
Man in Elevator (scenes deleted)
Robin McGee ...
Jimmy the Elevator Operator
Blackjack Dealer
Eli Jacques ...
Woman at Blackjack Table
John Wayne Shafer ...
Pit Boss


A process server, Joe Tyler (played by Matthew Perry) is given the task of serving divorce papers on Sara Moore (Elizabeth Hurley), the wife of of a wealthy Texas businessman. To do so he needs to contend with her attempts at evasion and the attempts of a colleague to undermine him. Written by grantss

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The One Thing That Could Bring Them Together Is Revenge.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flipping the Mark  »

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Box Office


$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,758,236 (USA) (23 August 2002)


$16,930,185 (USA) (27 November 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The slutty outfit that Sara Moore wears throughout the second half was actually chosen by Elizabeth Hurley. The director liked it so much he decided that would be her costume. See more »


There are many indications that the movie takes place around Christmas time, but near the end of the movie, as it is approaching 7pm (Texas time), it is still daylight outside, when it ought to be dark. See more »


[Sara Moore's jeans' pant leg gets caught in a roller of a machine]
Sara Moore: Help me!
[Joe Tyler helps her by unbuttoning her jeans and then tearing that caught pant leg off]
Sara Moore: Jesus Christ! I said, "Help me," not "Undress me."
Joe Tyler: Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't hear you over that big machine that was going to rip you into pieces.
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References Midnight Run (1988) See more »


Jingle Bells
Traditional Arranged by Gary Hoey
Performed by Gary Hoey
Courtesy of Surfdog Records
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Not Such a Bad Comedy
28 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Frankly, the amount of stars this movie received on this site is sickening. I honestly found this movie to be an adequately comical film, and can't see how it only received 4.8 out of 10. Now, obviously it wasn't the best movie I've ever seen, but I did find myself laughing at it quite frequently. I really can't think of anything major that would yield such a low score. The acting was good, the cast had Mathew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley, Jerry Stiller, Cedric the Entertainer, a cameo from Mike Judge, and someone who I believe deserves to be in many more movies, Bruce Campbell. The story was sufficiently original, and the movie had, a brilliant, yet unforeseen twist towards the end. The only thing I could possibly think of for people giving this movie such a low rating, is that people tend to over-analyze comedies way too much. You can't expect a drama movie to be the same as a comedy, it just doesn't work that way. Personally, I would like to see this movie again, and feel that it deserves a better rating on this site than it obtained.

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