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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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The opening scene on a Tel-Aviv beach strongly references the film Peeping Toms (1973) 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 »

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(at around 30 mins) When Zohan paralyzes the child in the barber chair by pinching his shoulder, the child falls forward with his hands in his lap. Moments later, the comatose child is shown with his hands cushioning his face. See more »

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[first lines]
Danny: You don't mess with the Zohan!
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References Who's the Boss? (1984) See more »

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Written by Ran Moses and Eyal Aliman
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One of the stupidest movies ever made!
20 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

one of Adam Sanders worst movies ever, first of all the plot is ridiculous and retarded, second of all why would any of these talented actors take roles like this. i do not recommend anybody watch this film you will feel ten times more retarded after you watch this watching this movie was like shoving a pine cone up my ass. DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE! Some people would like this movie but if anybody were to like this movie the would probably have to be either 8 years old or just have a horrible sense of humor i would have to say if you were isralen you would be totally offended by this movie. i couldn't even watch the whole thing almost cause i thought it was stupid, the plot was horrible and it was just plain stupid.


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