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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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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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Otis: For half a dozen guys unloading on you so you look like a melted candle today we will gladly pay you on Tuesday. I don't know who's gonna go for that one...
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Crazy Credits

During the beginning of the real end credits you can see a piece of film of our gang fishing. At the end of the names, the film starts to burn. The rest of the credits follow on a black screen. See more »

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I Get Around
Written by Brian Wilson, Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys
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Under License from EMI Film & Television
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small town America is beautiful
3 May 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Newport Beach Film Festival where it was a hit. The demand was so high that the programmers had to add a second screening, which sold out as well.

This is a fantastic comedic view of how beautiful small town American life can be. Jeff Bridges plays such a charming, delightful, and well intending mess a of grown man whose humongous heart shines all the way through the movie.

The camaraderie between the whole cast is infectious (what a great cast) and makes you wish you were there with them. Go see this film!! And tell your friends!!!


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