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The Amateurs (2005)

The Moguls (original title)
R | | Comedy | 28 April 2006 (UK)
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Citizens of a small town, under the influence of a man in the midst of a mid-life crisis, come together to make an adult film.

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Andy Sargentee is a decent guy and the town's favorite failure: an unemployable dreamer whose ex's husband's wealth intimidates Andy to such an extent he does little with his teen son. Andy's new idea is for Butterface Fields to be the first town to band together to make the first full-length feature amateur adult film. He recruits five regulars at Floyd's Bar to contribute $2000 each. They get the kid at the video store, whose camcorder is constantly on, to be the cinematographer. The pal they all call "Some Idiot" volunteers to be writer-director. Otis becomes producer. Now, can they find actors, and especially, women? Can a pornography project give Andy self-respect? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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small town | loser | sex | wealth | friend | See All (106) »

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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$10,149 (USA) (7 December 2007)

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$15,090 (USA) (14 December 2007)
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Some Idiot: These are your penises? Andy, I can't work with this!
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits, you can see the credits for the documentary they made: Writer-Director - Some Idiot Producer - Andy Sargentee Executive Producer - Otis Cartwright Co-producer & Head of PR (2 Things) - Barney Macklehatton Cinemaphotographer & Editor - Emmett Wilder Almost Starring - Moose Bailey The town of Butterface Fields wishes to thank the town of Butterface Fields In loving memory of Lillian and Sidney Sargentee See more »

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References Sophie's Choice (1982) See more »

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Never Never
Written by Macintosh & Charles
Performed by Macintosh & Charles
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music USA
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A brilliant and subtle movie.
3 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A brilliant and subtle movie. If you like quick mind candy and over done special effects you will not enjoy this film. However if you like human stories with endearing comedy you will love this film. Joe Pantoliano totally sacrificed his tough guy image that he developed in the Sopranos in order to clearly and humorously depict a quirky character in the film. Ted Danson did the same; totally destroying that suave smooth Cheers persona that he has been maintaining for so many years. WARNING: People who want the actors stuck in a box don't go and see this film. It is a brilliant fast moving witty depiction of the dreams that so many of us have, but few have the courage to fulfill.


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