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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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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Otis: Who wants to get laid?
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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
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television
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Saw it
7 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw the World Premiere and Santa Barbara Int'l FF last night.

A very funny film with an all star cast. Stars Jeff Bridges, Joe Patalinano, Ted Danson, Tim Blake Nelson, Bill Fichtner, Pat Fugit among others. Bridges plays a small time guy who has been unsuccessful in life. Him and his low life buddies decide to make an amateur porn film. Lots of big laughs. It is like State and Main meets Boogie Nights. Bridges is always good and Ted Danson gives one of the funniest supporting comedic performances I have ever seen. The end seemed a bit thrown together, but very funny. I give it a "B+". Will be out later this year

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