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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 »

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

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$723,714 (USA) (20 August 2010)
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Hollie Winnard was the model for the posters and cover art. See more »

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At several points in the film that are clearly dated 1997-1998 individuals are shown driving a Cadillac Escalade. The Cadillac Escalade was not manufactured and sold until 1999; and furthermore the model shown in the film is actually the redesigned version that was introduced as the 2002 model in January of 2001. See more »

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Jack Harris: I have no interest in making a living creating porn.
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Oye Como Va
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Tito Puente
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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An extremely entertaining dark comedy, Underrated Film!
6 December 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I've always been a fan of Luke Wilson, and have preferred his work over Owen's. Middle Men is not your typical Luke Wilson comedy, It's much rather a cross between a Guy Ritchie and Martin Scorsese movie. That's not a bad thing by any means. What Middle Men will do is keep you entertained and engaged from beginning to end. Whether it's Wayne & Buck arguing back and forth, or Jack's ability or lack thereof,of balancing his family life and business.

The cast is pretty impressive with James Caan and Kevin Pollack also lending their talents. Everyone played their part well especially Giovanni Ribisi's performance as the coke'd up "Wayne Beering". His mannerism's and habit's were entertaining.

Overall I loved this film for what it was, a dark comedy centred around the internet porn industry. The soundtrack is great, which i might add is very "Scorsese esque". Loved the use of 2 Pac's California Love =) It's an intelligent film full of dark humour about pornography. My only gripes with Middle Men would be the pacing of the story, i feel if they had a longer runtime it would have flowed through effortlessly. They are minor issues though, they balanced the comedy well with the crime elements of the plot. It should be said that "Middle Men" is very underrated, and I would recommend it to fan's of dark humour and pornography, which after watching this movie, is every male living on the planet. Check it out, you won't regret it.


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