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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 10th film where siblings John Cusack and Joan Cusack appear together. See more »

Goofs

When Brand and Natalie go to the coffee shop, on the floor you can see the blue-tape 'T' marker that shows the waitress where she needs to stand for this shot. See more »

Quotes

Brand Hauser: [to Yonica as she's about to get married] You can't do this. You can't do this. I won't let you. I'm your father.
Brand Hauser: [Hauser fires gun at a few people]
Brand Hauser: It's me. I've loved you since the day you were born.
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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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Featured in Inside the Actors Studio: John Cusack (2007) See more »

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Boom, Boom, Bang, Bang
Written by Paul Hipp
Performed by Hilary Duff
Produced by Paul Hipp
Published by Baby Nicey Music (BMI)
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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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