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In the Loop (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  17 April 2009 (UK)
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The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn't think so and neither does the British Secretary of State ... See full summary »

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The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn't think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one can sleep with the right intern, and if they can both stop the Prime Minister's chief spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war. If they don't... well, they can always sack their Director of Communications Judy, who they never liked anyway and who's back home dealing with voters with blocked drains and a man who's angry about a collapsing wall. Written by Loop Film Productions Ltd/AT

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The fate of the world is on the line. See more »

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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17 April 2009 (UK)  »

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£612,650 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$191,866 (USA) (24 July 2009)

Gross:

$2,384,044 (USA) (16 October 2009)
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The Death Metal band 'Cannabis Corpse' make an appearance during the film. See more »

Goofs

The United Nations emblem portrayed in the film is incorrect (the chief difference being the emblem's map of the world presented as a cylindrical rather than an azimuthal projection). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Malcolm Tucker: Good morning, my little chicks and cocks.
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied BWV 225
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Complex, biting, rich with British and American humor
21 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fast paced blend of close-to-truth political intrigue, satire, clever banter and intensity, with enough simplified and goofy humor to keep American audiences shrieking with laughter. The LA festival audience was blessedly quiet through the more subtle and deeply clever humor, so if you have a pan-Atlantic sensibility you can laugh at the cleverly done but obvious stuff, as well as the richer humor that requires attention.

The cast - American, English and Scottish all did an amazing job with high synergy.

There is quite a lot of both obvious and subtle political and cultural allegory, homages, and oblique references.

It was great to see it in a packed theater, and get that immersive social experience one does not get with a DVD.


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