War, Inc. (2008)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Thriller  |  13 June 2008 (USA)
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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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An Incendiary Political Cartoon See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 June 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brand Hauser: Stuff Happens  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the second time Marisa Tomei plays a character whose first name is Natalie. The first time was in In the Bedroom (2001). This is also the second time she plays a reporter in a film. The first time was in The Paper (1994). See more »


(at around 1 min) The American Flag hanging behind Joan Cusack when she is talking is hanging on the wrong side. See more »


Brand Hauser: Marsha, get me Katie Couric, Al Jezeera and 100 gallons of sheep shit.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Featured in Inside the Actors Studio: John Cusack (2007) See more »


Yalla, Yalla
Written by Richard Graham, Thomas Norris, Pablo Cook, Joe Strummer (as John Mellor)
Performed by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (as Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros)
Published by BMG Songs Inc (ASCAP) / Universal Music Publishing Limited Administered by Universal - Polygram International Publishing,
Courtesy of Mercury
By Arrangement with Universal Music Group
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a comedy with courage
27 May 2008 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

this film needs to be seen. the truest picture of what is going on in the world that I've seen since Darwin's Nightmare. Go see it! and If you're lucky enough to have it open in your city, be sure to see it on the big screen instead of DVD. The writing is sharp and the direction is good enough for the ideas to come through, though hardly perfect. Joan Cusack is amazing, and the rest of the cast is good too. It's inspiring that John Cusack got this movie made, and, I believe, he had to use some of his own money to do it. It's a wild, absurd ride, obviously made without the resources it needed, but still succeeds. Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, SNL, even Bill Maher haven't shown the guts to say what this film says.

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