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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Good for one week off marriage. 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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,535,374 (USA) (25 February 2011)


$45,045,037 (USA) (6 May 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jason Sudeikis has worked with Jennifer Aniston in four movies. Christina Applegate has played Aniston's sister in Friends (1994). See more »


When Rick goes into the gym to sign-up, the assistant gives him a clipboard for his details, but there is one already there (possibly from a previous take) which he goes to fill in instead. In the next scene, there is only one clipboard. See more »


[Brent defaces Fred's car after Rick drove in it]
Brent: [to Rick] How do you like me now, golden boy?
Fred: Moron, this is MY car!
Brent: Oh, this is your car?
Fred: Yeah!
Brent: Oh, I'm so sorry...
[smashes a window]
Brent: Does it look like I give a shit, pudgy boy?
Fred: [to Rick] Why am I pudgy boy?
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Crazy Credits

There is a dedication in the closing credits to set designer Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr.: "He was a crazy bastard, and we loved him." See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.199 (2013) See more »


Psychic City
Written by Jona Bechtolt, Claire Evans and Richard Jensen
Performed by Yacht (as YACHT)
Courtesy of DFA Records
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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User Reviews

Hall Pass — A week off for easy humor
3 March 2013 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Hall Pass is a silly movie for all those guys who wished they could still fool around when married, all the while thinking it's their wife's fault.

It's funny, it has ridiculous ideas that it pulls off by sheer force, and it will go at some length of ridicule to extract a laugh from its audience. I must say that the safe room scene was freaking hilarious.

It's a lowball flick with Owen Wilson pulling an acceptable performance and Jason Sudeikis playing on par for his style. The little morals they try to pull in the story get swamped under all the rest, so it's just for fun, really.

Overall, you'll be entertained, but don't expect it do be anything else.

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