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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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When it comes to screwing up their lives, some people don't know when to cry uncle. See more »


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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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Then there's Vegas
Composed by Brad Hatfield and Peter Tolan
Performed by The Brad Hatfield Big Band with Alex MacDougall
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Decent enough movie
25 February 2009 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I've been watching movies all week - actually 2 weeks straight now and I've been doing so many reviews I don't know what to write anymore.

It's a watchable film, good performances from all and overall a good script.

To me, it's the little bit players that make up this movie. Not because the leads aren't good - they are good.

But it's the smaller roles on this that make up this movie.

All the story turns fill in nice and the dialog is a little bit harsh, but nothing that a grade 6 hasn't heard before.

I do not recommend it for family viewing though - unless your kids are hookers themselves.

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