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Finding Amanda (2008)

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A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling is sent to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece to enter rehab.



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Taylor Mendon is a Hollywood scriptwriter on a minor rebound from drugs and booze. He's writing for a mirthless sit-com and betting on the horses behind his wife's back when her sister calls needing help: Taylor's 20-year-old niece Amanda has become a hooker in Las Vegas. He promises to find her, bring her back, and pay for her stay at an expensive rehab center. Once in Nevada, Taylor starts gambling in earnest using money loaned him by the casino. He also finds Amanda, a cheerful prostitute, uninterested in reform. Can Taylor win back his borrowings, keep his wife from discovering his habit, and help Amanda find redemption? Or is life different from a sit-com? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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No really, she's his niece. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, pervasive language, drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 March 2011 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Buscando a Amanda  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$31,340 (USA) (27 June 2008)


$56,408 (USA) (11 July 2008)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Taylor Mendon: You and me - we live to make bad choices. We need a person in our lives who, who looks at us when we fuck up and remembers who we were, who we could be. If you don't have someone like that, all you have is you. Sooner or later, left to your own brilliant damaged devices, you'll just go spinning off the goddamn planet. You lose that person, you're done.
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Worst movie I have seen in years...
9 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite what many have said... the plot was pointless and predictable, the acting was terrible (especially Broderick) and none of it was original or very funny. This film deserves much less of my time than this. I have to have 10 lines of text to submit this, so I will tell you that this is my first comment on IMDb despite looking at the site and reading reviews a few times a week for the past couple of years. I felt strongly enough about how bad this film was that I finally created an account to spread the word.

I regret watching the whole thing. Please don't make the same mistake. I hope that I can save at least one person from watching it by posting this comment... my joy will be full if I succeed and I will feel redemption.

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