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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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In 1995, music was still bought in record stores. There was a VCR in every house. And you couldn't buy anything online ... until they came along. See more »

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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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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Based on the true story of Christopher Mallick, one of the producers of the movie. He still owns an internet billing company. See more »

Goofs

When Buck and Wayne are looking at their computer after their first sale in 1997, the blue and green task bar of Windows XP, which was not released until 2001, is clearly visible at the bottom of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Jack Harris: I'm just a business man.
Nikita Sokoloff: Aren't we all?
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Performed by Stone Temple Pilots
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Seriously how did this movie not get any attention?
27 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was skeptical about this film. I know it says it got a theatrical release, but it must've been on only a couple screens.

If you are thinking about watching this movie, do it. It's wonderful. I gave it 8 out of 10. There was a little too much Voice Over narration, but this was a great story, well acted and well directed. Luke Wilson's never been a great thespian, but here, he's very good. Giovanni Ribisi overacts, but here it works. Gabriel Macht, who I have never liked was great. And Laura Ramsey was gorgeous and great. I could have done without Jacinda Barrett, but hey, that might just be me.

In a day and age where crap gets 3000 screens (I'm talking to you Season of the witch, drive angry, hall pass, the roommate), it's a shame this was not released wide and could not find an audience.

To the filmmakers... very well done. To the distributer: you could have done better.


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