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Meet the Spartans (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 January 2008 (USA)
The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of ... See full summary »
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Cast

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Persian Emissary
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Dilio
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Loyalist / Simon Cowell Look-a-Like
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Dane Cook Look-a-Like / Bond Villain / Prophet
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Spartan Woman / Ugly Betty Look-a-Like
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Leo Jr.
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Lindsay Lohan Look-a-Like
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The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of invading Persians whom include the Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the Autobots, and an ugly hunchbacked Paris Hilton and a shaved-head Brittany Spears. Written by matt-282

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Get Ready For the Next Big Epic Comedy. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

13 Spartans  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,505,530, 27 January 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,233,676, 1 May 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,646,831, 15 March 2009
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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: Persian warrior falling off a cliff. See more »

Goofs

When Xerxes threatens to write Sparta out of the the history books, Leonidas replies: "Well that's fine by me, Xerxes, because I can't read." Previously, he had read the name tattoos on Queen Margo's back, some of them out loud. See more »

Quotes

Rambo: When you're pushed, killing's as easy as... dancing.
[starts dancing]
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Crazy Credits

If you stay half way through the end credits, there are some alternative scenes and outtakes to watch See more »

Connections

Spoofs Rocky Balboa (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Spartans vs. Persians
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
Produced by Ali Dee
Performed by Ali Dee, Vincent Alfieri, Chris Davis and Michael Sandlofer
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The reason cinema was invented
22 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

Having previously seen "Date Movie" and "Epic Movie" (also by these gentlemen) and "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (by the equally talented Edward Woodward) I was gasping and sweating and feeling my anus slacken with anticipation when I heard this movie was going to be released. I was even more delighted when I saw the trailer. All too often comedy movie trailers contain all the best jokes, leaving nothing funny for the actual movie. I knew this movie was going to be great when I saw the trailer and there wasn't ONE FUNNY BIT IN IT!!!!! Clearly these were film makers who did not need to advertise their greatness, as they could rely on their genius to advertise itself. I knew we were going to experience a comedy masterpiece on par with "Diff'rent Strokes", "Australia's Funniest Home Videos" or Michael Jackson's cosmetic surgery.

I set up camp outside the box office 2 days before tickets went on sale to be sure we got the first tickets accompanied, after a sound thrashing, by my wife and my little boy. For two days and nights we struggled on that lonely sidewalk against hunger and thirst and heat and exposure, and towards the end we had to resort to drinking our own urine. But it was worth it, because when "Meet the Spartans" finally opened we were the only people in the cinema.

And what a movie it was! My own memories are a little hazy given the addled state I was in after two days in the street. For my own part, I was laughing and hollering too much at the little purple animals floating around in the cinema to notice much of the movie. I do remember bits of the trailer getting repeated over and over again, but that must have been the hallucinations as well. However I do remember my wife and my little boy found it so funny they were too astonished to laugh. After a while the exertions of the previous 2 days took their toll and they fell asleep with their precious heads lolling into my unwashed groin. But shoot, I wasn't complaining :-) All in all it was probably the greatest day of my life, and perhaps anyone's life.

I was delighted to learn that there was a "Meet the Spartans 2". If there was one film crying out for a sequel, it must surely be this one. As with "Weekend at Bernie's", you just got the feeling that one movie was not enough to fully explore the vast richness of ideas on display. One can only hope it will produce more sequels than the Star Wars and the Police Academy series combined.


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