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A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President. In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn ... See full summary »

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A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President. In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires a troubled hit man, to kill a Middle East oil minister. Now, struggling with his own growing demons, the assassin must pose as the corporation's Trade Show Producer in order to pull off this latest hit, while maintaining his cover by organizing the high-profile wedding of Yonica Babyyeah an outrageous Middle Eastern pop star, and keeping a sexy left wing reporter in check. Written by fmmini

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4 September 2008 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Brand Hauser: Stuff Happens  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$45,714 (USA) (23 May 2008)

Gross:

$578,527 (USA) (1 August 2008)
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John Cusack first became interested in making the film when he read Naomi Klein's 2004 article "Baghdad Year Zero". See more »

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In the Coffee shop the reporter is sipping her coffee. As the scene changes to show the other side, her cup is on the table. Switching back, she has the cup in her hand again. See more »

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Choreographer: Each girl is a transfemoral amputee that lost her leg during the liberation.
Marsha Dillon: And thanks to Tamerlane's cutting edge prosthetic devices, we can literally have you up and dancing before you know it.
Brand Hauser: just another breathtaking example of how American know-how alleviates the suffering it creates.
Marsha Dillon: ...And Coniel Bislan, an M72 rocket-propelled grenade that mistakenly hit her high school.
Brand Hauser: And Tamerlane used the exact same RPG firing pin rod assembly technology that it uses in the prosthetic knees of ...
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BeTolerant.com is listed twice in the thanks section of the credits, despite this resulting in an odd number of entries and causing the last entry to have to go against the rest of the layout (centered, vs two-column) to keep things even. See more »

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References My Darling Clementine (1946) See more »

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The Battle Hymn of the Republic
(Glory, Glory Hallelujah)
Written by Julia Ward Howe (Traditional)
Produced and Arranged by Stephen Edwards
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Critics might be off the mark on this one...
4 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was a lot better than most movie critics are giving it credit for. Though it has its confusing parts of the plot, it doesn't greatly interfere with your understanding of the movie. That being said, If you're not open to more liberal political ideas, then this probably isn't the movie for you. I thought all the actors in the movie were outstanding. Each character has their funny moments and the audience at the Tribeca Film Festival was laughing throughout the whole thing. I thought the satire was a tad over the top in one particular area, but that's intentionally done. John Cusack is right in that although it's set in the future, it really makes you see the present.


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