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War, Inc. (2008)

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A corporation hires a professional assassin to pose as its trade show representative who must organize the wedding of a Middle Eastern pop star, which will allow him the opportunity to kill a Middle Eastern politician.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
GuideStar Voice (voice)
Lyubomir Neikov ...
Omar Sharif (as Lubomir Neikov)
Nikolay Stanoev ...
Bhodi Bhundhang (as Nikolai Stanoev)
George Zlatarev ...
Director (as Georgi Zlatarev)
Video Guy #1
Velislav Pavlov ...
Video Guy #2 (as Vesilav Pavlov)


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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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 USA:

$45,714, 25 May 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


While the former Vice President addresses the wedding on the screen Natalie is there watching with her hair straight back but two scenes later she is still in the dressing room with her hair in a ponytail. See more »


GuideStar: [from Hauser's Humvee, which has been stripped, put on blocks, and torched by children because he didn't have any candy] I told you Fallaf was not a good idea, didn't I? I thought I said that. It's a no-go zone, and you went. Bad choice. Was not a good idea.
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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 »


Song for Dixie
Written by Stephen Edwards
Published by Source In Sync Music (ASCAP) / Engine Co 35 Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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Critics might be off the mark on this one...
4 May 2008 | by 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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