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After failing to get his wife pregnant, a guy (Schneider) recruits his pals to steal the deposit he left at a sperm bank years ago.

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Tommy Macklin
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Sommellier
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Darrell
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Wade
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Zig-Zag
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Greta
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Mona
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Karen
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Swedish Mechanic
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Butcher - Deli Worker
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Pedro
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After failing to get his wife pregnant, a guy (Schneider) recruits his pals to steal the deposit he left at a sperm bank years ago.

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She's fired up. He's firing blanks.

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

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24 August 2012 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

Los babymakers  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,215 (USA) (3 August 2012)

Gross:

$5,215 (USA) (3 August 2012)
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Goofs

Seconds after the baby boy is born he is put on a scale, yet he is already circumcised. Babies aren't born circumcised. See more »

Quotes

Ron Jon: OK Mr. Nosey.
Ron Jon: If you must know, back in Mumbai I was the best second story man in the business.
Ron Jon: The stealing shit business, OK?
Ron Jon: What, you don't think Indian Crime can be organized?
Ron Jon: Indians are very organized.
Ron Jon: Shall I show you how non-violent I can be?
Ron Jon: You think Indians can only drive a cab and fix your computer.
Ron Jon: Well let me tell you something; I did drive a cab.
Ron Jon: And I can fix your computer, but I can also cut your throat.
Ron Jon: Shall I show you Mr. Zig Zog?
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Freedom's Calling
Written by Cecilia Wyle and James Austin Wyle
Performed by Cecilia Wyle as 'C.C. & James' of The Wyle Band
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The "Tunnel Vision" epidemic
16 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Recently it seems as though several titles that have come out are missing something crucial that audiences tend to enjoy- subplot.

The film overall is enjoyable and has many funny moments. While the cast members are easy to like, aside from the Paul and Jay the others lack effective facial gestures that in comedy play equally important parts in terms of "punchline".

The pace of the movie is moderate and moves along well, but this is also where the story becomes a tad monotonous. Without a secondary story, or subplot that could have involved one, or more of the many supporting cast members the point, or purpose of the film travels in a straightforward line from A to B.

Moments in the movie begin to inspire a touch of heartfelt sensitivity (a great contrast to crass/controversial humor), but are cut short before delivering any lasting effects.

To be fair, the project was shot in a very short period of time (less than a month) and given the time frame the finished product is decent, however in the absence of a secondary plot it might have been better to create more suspense/keep the viewer guessing by having Paul (the lead male) refrain from divulging his "secret" that ends up being the basis for the final mission.


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