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You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

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

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,520,637 (UK) (15 August 2008)

Gross:

£5,200,666 (UK) (5 September 2008)
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Co-writer Robert Smigel revealed that the movie was mostly written in the year 2000, but it was delayed after 9/11 due to the terrorist themes in the film. See more »

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(at around 10 mins) When Zohan is attempting to find Phantom and throws one of his goons off of the banister, you can see the ropes that are attached to him as he falls. See more »

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Danny: You don't mess with the Zohan!
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"You Don't Give Money To Sandler" would be a better title...
11 January 2014 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

(Credit, IMDb) An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

I haven't seen this since it first came out, so forgive me if my memory is a little sketchy. I do remember that Sandler does another one of his lame accents, and I didn't laugh once during this movie. Sandler has the ability to be a talented comedian, but he gets incredibly lazy. If people would stop flocking to see his new movies, maybe Sandler would put in a little more effort with his future movies. It has plenty of his patented crude humor that might entertain 5 year old kids, but i'm not sure about the rest. All these lame voices of his just isn't cutting it anymore. Time to grow up Adam.

2/10


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