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Postal (2007)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Thriller  |  18 October 2007 (Germany)
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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

Uwe Boll's cameo in Little Germany was the last scene shot. See more »

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During the big final shootout, when Zack Ward shoots everyone with the machine gun, the spent casings fall to the ground in slow motion. They're obviously blanks with crimped ends, not empty casings, which would come from live ammo. See more »

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[first lines]
Asif: Congratulations, Nabi. We are at the doorstep of our martyrdom.
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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.
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Nabi: One hundred virgins. They promised me one hundred.
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An exercise in thrash movie-making - best video game adaptation ever
22 July 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw the world premiere at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal. Seriously, this movie blows away anything ever done by Boll.

It's the most violent, disgusting, offensive, thrash movie I've ever seen. I give the movie 9 stars because it was exactly what Boll was intending, and it's a complete success. Go home Takashi Miike! To sum up, it's probably the best video game to movie adaptation ever made. It perfectly captured the spirit of the video game, and then added more, always more, to create such excess that you can't help but laugh during the whole thing.

People criticizing the movie because it's violent, disgusting and offensive shouldn't comment on it - they obviously missed the point.


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