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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

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Betsy (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
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Zack II
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Auditioner (as Jimmy Norton)
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Storyline

Zack and Miri are two lifelong platonic friends who make an adult film to pay the rent of their apartment. With their friend Delaney, the couple set out for auditionees for their porn film, but in the process of filming, they realize they feel more for each other than they had before. Written by Fashionisto

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What would you do to get out of debt? See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R on appeal for strong crude sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kevin Smith Minnesota Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,065,630, 2 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,457,946, 29 January 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,105,111, 31 December 2010
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

DIRECTOR_TRADEMARK(Kevin Smith): [comic books]: Zack mentions the comic book character Spider-Man. Also, Elizabeth Banks stars as Betty Brant in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films. See more »

Goofs

When Zack and Miri get their name tags from Betz, Miri places her name tag a few inches from the top of the dress. However when it cuts back to them, her name tag is higher up and on an angle. Zack's name tag also changes position between shots. See more »

Quotes

[after the first night's shooting]
Zack: Hey, how'd it look?
Deacon: How do you think it looked? It looked like shit going into other shit - in focus.
Zack: [to Miri] What an artist. That was Kurosawa's motto I think, "Shit going into other shit".
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Crazy Credits

At the very end, after all the credits, Jason Mewes says "Way to f*** Zack" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Seth Rogen/Phoenix (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Me Clear My Throat (Klassic Cool Original Version)
Written by DJ Kool (as John Bowman), The 45 King (as Mark James), and Mark Jones
Performed by DJ Kool
Courtesy of American Recordings
Contains a sample of "The 900 Number"
Written by The 45 King (as Mark James)
Performed by The 45 King (as 45 King)
Courtesy of Tuff City Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
Also contains a sample of "Hollywood Swinging"
Written by Allen Westfield, Claydes Smith, Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell),
Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Ronald Bell, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas),
, and George Funky Brown (as George Brown)
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Enterprises
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Do Not Leave the Theater Before the Bluescreen
9 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

For those who love the movies of Kevin Smith (the King of Bathos) as much as I do, it's important that you wait until you see the bluescreen before you leave the theater. That's right, watch the titles, wait *through* the color bar, and don't leave until you see the parental guidance screen (again). I'd be writing a spoiler if I told you why, but if you like this movie you'll want to keep watching till it's *all over*.

This clearly is not a movie for prudes or anyone who can be offended by (in no order) making fun of gay people (in a friendly way), making fun of heterosexual people (in a friendly way), poop jokes, in fact, jokes about or show of any bodily function, including copulation, swearwords of any variety, making fun of sex, making fun of marriage, someone sitting on a toilet, um well, offended by just about anything. In fact, if you can be offended by anything except violence and intolerance, this movie is probably not for you.

However, if you'd like some lighthearted fun about cappuccino-flavored love, and you like Kevin Smith's stuff, go for it.


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