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In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

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The story begins with a regular Joe who tries desperately to seek employment, but embarks on a violent rampage when he teams up with cult leader Uncle Dave. Their first act is to heist an amusement park, only to learn that the Taliban are planning the same heist as well. Chaos ensues, and now the Postal Dude must not only take on terrorists but political figures as well. Written by cgw@mac.com

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Rated R for extremely crude humor throughout, including strong sexuality, graphic nudity, violence, and for pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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CAD 20,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In early 2007 the New York Post showed a 7 second clip, the infamous window-washer scene, to some of the families of the 9/11-victims, telling them "this is the joke in the new movie Postal by Uwe Boll". Of course they found it tasteless to make fun of 9/11 and its victims in such a fashion. But the scene was the punchline, not the entire joke. The real joke was made on the Taliban 3 minutes before that scene. According to Uwe Boll The NY Post's actions were "more tasteless than any of my movies could ever be," and he considered it another personal attack. See more »

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On the UK release DVD there is a typo on the blurb which is meant to read 'first they must fail'. Instead it reads 'first they most foil'. See more »

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[first lines]
Asif: Congratulations, Nabi. We are at the doorstep of our martyrdom.
Nabi: Praise Allah.
Asif: Praise him! Soon, we will be greeted by Allah, the one true god... and by the cheers of our Four Fathers... and by ninety-nine perfect virgins who will worship us... for ALL eternity!
Nabi: [pause] I thought it was one hundred.
Asif: What's that?
Nabi: One hundred virgins. They promised me one hundred.
Asif: Ninety-nine, one hundred. What's the difference?
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24 Carat Blag
Written by Jake Wherry (as Wherry), Ollie Teeba (as Trattles), Ralph Lamb (as Lamb),
Andy Ross (as Ross) & Leyborne
Performed by The Herbaliser
Courtesy of Ninja Tune
Published by Just Isn't Music
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Funny as hell
30 May 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I don't understand the bad reviews of this film. People complaining about how its not true to the games have obviously never played Postal 2. This movie is probably closest video game adaptation that I have seen. It is completely true to the theme of the game.

I watched this film at the premier and actually had a chat with Uwe Boll before the film started. He came out right before the film and made a 10-15 speech that consisted mostly of him tirading about how Bush is an idiot and even more about how he hate all the reviewers that give him bad reviews. I think he must have self esteem issues to come off like that against the reviewers.

Anyways, this movie is very funny, if you're into this sort of movie. Obviously if you hate Uwe Boll or are totally politically correct or are easily offended, then don't watch this movie. For people like me that like dead baby jokes and are pretty much desensitized to everything, this is a gold mine of comedy.


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