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Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals and struggles not to drown in a sea of conmen, mobsters, drug addicts, and pornstars.

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Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. Written by napierslogs

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Money. Sex. Murder. Greed. Corruption. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and violence | See all certifications »

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25 November 2010 (Germany)  »

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Arabulucu  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$325,641 (USA) (6 August 2010)

Gross:

$723,714 (USA) (20 August 2010)
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Trivia

Ron Cadwell, who plays the town car driver, is in real life also owner of an internet billing company and is a friend of the producer Christopher Mallick. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when Buck and Wayne were driving in the van with the Carl Jr's trash on the hood there was a french fry container featuring new natural cut fries that were released in the beginning of 2009, but the movie is set in 1997. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Haggerty: You're not a greedy man, Jack. Why are you still hanging around?
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Connections

References The Untouchables (1959) See more »

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Hollywood Swinging
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown (as George Brown), Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas) and Richard Westfield
Performed by Kool & The Gang featuring Jamiroquai
Courtesy of KTFA Entertainment, Inc.
Jamiroquai appears Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
Licensed by Sony Music Commercial Markets UK
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Seriously underrated, action/comedy/drama
18 September 2011 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

A movie about family values, about vices and how people succumb to them, a movie about money and power and the fact that there's never "enough".

A beautifully crafted piece of work that keeps you in pretty much throughout. Performance is great from Luke Wilson and the story goes seamless.

One little, probably needless, piece of action that I didn't quite understand why it was there, is the confusion at the end with Russian mafia taking the wrong "thing", but it's probably just me and it's not that bad anyway.

Definitely deserves more than the actual 6.7 it's got. Also recommend "Limitless" and "Fracture".


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