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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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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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13 June 2008 (USA)  »

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Brand Hauser: Stuff Happens  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$578,527 (USA) (1 August 2008)
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Trivia

The Middle East Town set built for this film is still standing (as of 2015) at Nu Boyana Studios in Sofia, Bulgaria. The set was built in late-2006. See more »

Goofs

When Bhodi Bhundhang's gang of thugs attack in the castle during the interview, one of the thugs holding an AK-47 loses his hat when attacked, but in the next scene his hat is back on his head, right before he is thrown in a table. See more »

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Omar: Ah Hauser, love does get one into difficult situations.
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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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The Tourist
Written and Performed by Ray Davies
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Incredibly witty, funny film.
23 May 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film definitely gets a thumbs up from me. It's witty jokes and even it's occasional stereotypical and derogatory views on Eastern European people had me in stitches throughout most of the film. It's plot is clever and 100% original and will have you guessing throughout the entire film. The one person I was most impressed with in this film was Hilary Duff. It's plain and simple to see that she has taken a leap of faith stepped outside of the 'chick-flick' genre she's used to. Her accent is excellent and her acting performance was surprisingly crisp and well-executed. It is the best performance I have ever seen from Hilary, and I have seen most of her films. Her character, Yonica Babyyeah is described as 'The Britney Spears of Eastern Europe' and this is seen in some of her mannerisms and the song, 'I want to blow you... ... ... up'. You also feel sorry for her, as her performance really grasps you, Yonica is a very complex and confused character. Joan Cusack had me laughing throughout the whole film with her sometimes slapstick humour, but also her facial expressions and so on. John Cusack's witty dialogue will probably make you chuckle throughout. I strongly recommend this film.


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