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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Janda ...
Nicholas Lombardi ...
Chris Milan ...
Betsy (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
Zack II
Anne Wade ...
Auditioner (as Jimmy Norton)


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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They Made A Movie So Naughty We Can Only Show Their Faces See more »


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  »


Box Office


$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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The city of Philadelphia refused to allow the poster at bus stops because of the word "porno". When Kevin Smith agreed to have the word taken out and just have the title "Zack & Miri", the city still refused. See more »


After excitedly wrapping up the first night of filming, Miri calls Stacy "Stacer" (likely getting her tongue twisted when acknowledging "Stacey, Lester..."). See more »


Zack: Wow, D.P. and editor. You have your shit covered.
Deacon: Please don't ever say "shit covered" to me again.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the end credits, Kevin Smith lists the addresses of all of his websites. After the lengthy list, he remarks, "Christ, I spend too much time on the Internet." See more »


Featured in The Distressed Watcher: Dear Kevin Smith (2010) See more »


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User Reviews

film's content is risky but it works
5 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Zack Brown and Miriam Linky are platonic best friends, roommates, and underachievers who've known each other since the first grade. They're both perfectly content with their below average status, until they find themselves eyeball deep in debt and facing the threat of eviction. The solution? Make an adult video hoping it will provide the financial stability they so desperately need, but can their lifelong friendship survive the complication of sex? On the surface this raunchy comedy is nothing more than an outrageously vulgar, foulmouthed version of When Harry met Sally, but at its heart is a sweet, genuine, and believable analysis of the frailties prevalent in a male-female friendship. Not always uproariously funny, but easily likable with a script that challenges viewers to keep track of enough sexually explicit dialogue for three films! Rogen and Banks have great chemistry. ***

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