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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  31 October 2008 (USA)
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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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Nicholas Lombardi ...
Teen #1
Chris Milan ...
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Betsy (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
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Zack II
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Roxanne
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks made a movie so titillating we can only show you these drawings. See more »

Genres:

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

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,065,630 (USA) (31 October 2008)

Gross:

$31,452,765 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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Trivia

Kevin Smith:  [comic books]  Zack mentions the comic book character Spider-Man. Also Elizabeth Banks stars as Betty Brant in the Spider-Man film franchise. See more »

Goofs

When Zack and Miri come home from their high school reunion, Zac has a trophy in his hand. There is no reason explained in the DVD cut why he has a trophy. However, in the deleted scenes part of the DVD, there was a scene where Zac and Miri won a trophy for being the people who lived the closest to their high school as opposed to the trophy for people who moved the furthest away from their high school and it is pointed out Zac and Miri live across the street from their high school. See more »

Quotes

Lester: [after Zack and Miri's passionate scene has ended] Way to fuck, Zack!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) 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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Unused potential
30 August 2010 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

Although this movie had a nice start,with quite a few good jokes it failed to become much more than that.I was hoping to see something different,a breath of fresh air in the mass off generic,cheap teenage comedies.Unfortunately Zack and Miri are stuck somewhere in the middle of an sandwich and it's not pleasant at all.The first half of the movie I admire the most.This part is filled with something,not to say original but different,and actually has something fresh to bring to audience.Closer we are getting to ending movie starts dragging us in different direction,from unique and funny comedy towards cheap romantic flick filled with every possible cliché there is in a book.Actually it started becoming so bad it literally erased all enjoyable moments this movie did offer.Only thing that stopped me from turning it off was pure boredom.Disappointed,to say at least.


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