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You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 6 June 2008 (USA)
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An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

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Zohan Dvir works as a Special Agent and lives with his orthodox parents in Israel. He wants to give up this life full of dangerous encounters with Palestinians. While in the process of apprehending a Palestinian activist known simply as the Phantom, he fakes his death, hides in a dog-kennel on a plane bound for New York, and decides to try his hand as a hair-stylist. He is refused employment initially, but when he offers to work for free, Dahlia hires him as a cleaner. When a hair-stylist named Debbie quits, Zohan replaces her, winning over elderly female clientèle, and falling in love with Dahlia herself. Before Zohan could propose to her, Dahlia's landlord, Walbridge, who has been raising rents regularly, hires skinhead goons to terrorize the neighborhood, creates misunderstandings between Jews, Muslims, Arabs, and Palestinians, and drives them out, so as to enable him to construct a new building which is topped by a roller coaster. When Zohan decides to confront these skinheads, he... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Lather. Rinse. Save the world. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

No te metas con Zohan  »

Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,531,374 (USA) (6 June 2008)

Gross:

$100,018,837 (USA) (5 September 2008)
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Trivia

The opening scene on a Tel-Aviv beach strongly references the film Peeping Toms (1972) starring Uri Zohar, Israel's "bad boy" of the '60s and early '70s, who later became an orthodox rabbi. Zohan looks just like Zohar, including hairstyle and wardrobe. See more »

Goofs

(at around 5 mins) When Zohan is having dinner with his parents, the amount of liquid in his drink bottle changes constantly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Danny: You don't mess with the Zohan!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Steve Carell/Usher (2008) See more »

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Look On The Floor/Hypnotic Dance
Written by Mauro Malavasi, Stefano Micheli, Henrik Korpi, Mathias Wollo, Sara Dallin (as Sarah Dallin) and Keren Woodward
Performed by Bananarama
Courtesy of The Lab/A&G Productions
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Comedy Gold!!!!
7 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie makes me laugh every single time I watch it. I am very much into the "Slapstick" type of comedy and this movie fits it like a glove. I Have always loved Adam Sandler movies because you always know you will be entertained. I can honestly say that there wasn't a point where I was watching this movie when I didn't laugh. If you love comedy WATCH THIS MOVIE you will not be disappointed. I really don't get why this movie has such a low rating. if you are looking for movies with deeper meanings and mind-blowing plots then by all means find a different movie.

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If you want to sit back, relax and laugh until you physically cant anymore then you've found your movie. Enjoy ;)


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