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Hall Pass (2011)

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Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want.


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Emma (as Christa Campbell)


A couple of married guys are always looking at other women. Their wives are fed up with their behavior, and grant them a 'hall pass': a week off their marriage allowing them to do anything. But the guys take their time and their week is almost up. What they don't realize is that at the same time their wives make connections of their own. Written by rcso411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One week. No rules. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual humor throughout, language, some graphic nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 February 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pase libre  »

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Box Office


$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,535,374, 27 February 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


It cost $200,000 to get the rights to use the Law & Order (1990) chimes for the "Day 1-7" title cards. See more »


After Brent fires his last shot, his gun's slide should have locked back empty. See more »


Fred: [just off the phone] God just sent us an angel from Heaven. Coakley's back in town.
Rick: What?
Fred: Yeah! And he wants to hang, and he wants to bang!
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Crazy Credits

There is a blooper scene after the credits: Stephen Merchant (Gary) films the burying scene, and the "corpse" sits up and scares him. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.90 (2013) See more »


Written by Stephen Mcbean (as Stephen McBean), Amber Webber, Josh Wells, Matthew Camirand and Jeremy Schmidt
Performed by Black Mountain
Courtesy of Jagjaguwar
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Truly dire
4 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

I've never felt so repulsed by a film (and I've seen my fair share of festering turd piles) that I've had to create a movie review profile to warn the rest of human existence about this cinematic nightmare. The title for me, being from the UK, was misleading, the premise is woeful and the characters despicable. The only thing worse is the human, no cretin, who dreamt up this schizophrenic abomination.

This movie doesn't know what it wants to be on an epic level. On one hand it's an "American Pie" type comedy, where you're laughing at how bad the situation has become for a character, and then it's attempting to be all grown up, emitting a deep emotive, heartfelt message about life, love and loss. It simply doesn't work.

I would say it was aimed at teenagers, but what teen wants to watch middle aged guys hitting on young girls? It's cringe worthy beyond the extreme. I'm sad that I've watched this film and have found a new all time worst movie ever.

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