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Middle Men (2009)

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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 »


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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Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA)  »

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Arabulucu  »

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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This film reunites George Gallo with John Ashton and Robert Forster since their participation in Trapped in Paradise (1994) and 29th Street (1991) respectively. See more »


In the car chase scene after the airport, they drive a 2010 Cadillac Escalade. The movie is set in 1997. See more »


Wayne Beering: You know there's nothing to jack off to on the internet?
Buck Dolby: Watch a video, you degenerate!
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References The Untouchables (1959) See more »


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Fairly Entertaining, Even if Scorcese Wannabe
11 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

I agree with the critics who say Gallo (director) borrowed heavily from Scorcese, and I might even add the background music choices seemed to be "Scorcesian". However, if you can get past that, you might find the movie fairly entertaining and at times hilarious, thanks to some quite original plot twists and turns. Wilson, Ribisi, Cain, Sherbedgia and the rest of the crew were well cast. It's sad that there's total dross that reaps tens of millions of dollars at the box office, while something that's far from a stinker such as this earned a pitiful $700,000, but perhaps the R rating had something to do with it. There actually is not a lot of nudity or sex in the movie, except for a fair bit of amusing talk and suggestive scenes about male masturbation, which is there to poke fun at the porn industry.

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