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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lyubomir Neikov ...
Omar Sharif (as Lubomir Neikov)
Nikolay Stanoev ...
Bhodi Bhundhang (as Nikolai Stanoev)
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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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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 »


As Natalie leaves Hauser's office the door is open, presumably to allow the camera to get the shot of her leaving. However, Houser shut it only moments earlier after he asked Marsha to call him. See more »


Walken: Tamerlane weapons are precision guided to minimize collateral damage. Not only is our technology the most advanced in the world, but also, with its smart missle system, we can launch a matchstick in Milwaukee and stick it up the ass of a termite in Tehran.
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Crazy Credits 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 »


References Star Trek (1966) 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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A thoroughly entertaining film.
11 May 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that "War, Inc" is not everyone's cup of tea. It is, however, very enjoyable (and gets you thinking - "Oh, crap"). The comedy involved the film isn't obvious at all - it's quite subtle (Tamerlane tanks, dry-cleaning service etc), and it changes with the twists & turns in the plot.

I may be the only one, but I won't compare this with "Grosse Point Blank", because, it's different. John Cusack - I wouldn't say he was "amazing" or "brilliant" - but he was good. On the other hand, his sister (Joan Cusack) was incredible in her delivery of lines & comedic timing - even though she was hardly in the film (I'd say the same about Ben Kingsley).

Marisa Tomei plays a convincing reporter, and manages to pull it off. Hilary Duff is very commendable for her role as central Asian pop star Yonica Babyyeah. Duff's development as an actress is very noticeable in the film, and she does a very good job (even though her accent is a tad unreal).

Overall, the film is what I would call "entertaining". It doesn't have a particular storyline, and it's quite silly at times, but it does have a subtle message. I'd say it's worth a watch.

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