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

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13 June 2008 (USA)  »

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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Trivia

The "German Businessman" and his associates that John Cusack's character kills in the beginning of the movie speak a mixture of gibberish and Bulgarian. The kids he encounters in Fallaf also speak Bulgarian. See more »

Goofs

When Brand Hauser exits the building-ruins after rescuing Natalie Hegalhuzen you can clearly see him putting away one of the two pistols, namingly his right one, and waving with his left arm. The very next shot shows him putting away both pistols, his right, then his left. See more »

Quotes

Brand Hauser: [to Walken] It's going to be hard... to torture someone who's mostly dead... but I'm gonna try... to enjoy it.
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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 Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

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Bossa Now
Written and Performed by Patrick Yandall
Published by Freeplay Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Freeplay Music Library
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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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