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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barney Macklehatton
Ron (as Brad Henke)
Mrs. Morrelli


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 <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 April 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Amateurs  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$15,090 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Andy Sargentee: I don't do, Ok, I try. And I'm trying to make a porno because it's something I might be able to do. Because it's killing me I haven't done anything. You know, people who do, they have extra time, not us trying people, we're busy trying all the time. Nothing takes up more time than trying.
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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 »


References Before I Wake (2004) See more »


Travelin' Man
Written by Stephen Lang, Jamie Dunlap and Scott Nickoley
Performed by Louis Cleary
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Mastersource
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1 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just got back form a sneak preview of the film at SUNY Farmingdale. William Fichtner happened to be an alumni and so he managed to get a showing at my school. This film was overall very well written and funny. it has many classic lines an memorable parts. Not only was the film written really well but the cast did an amazing job. The version i saw was called the moguls but since the studio thought that i would get confused with a skiing movie they changed the title. Also the version i saw i was told is going to be slightly different form what is going to be opening in NY and LA. The movie was hilarious and i recommend going to see it. its going to be opening in only 6 screens in July but hopefully with good support will get picked up by more theaters.

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