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Middle Men (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  25 November 2010 (Germany)
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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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The Guys Who Brought the XXX to the www. 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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$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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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 »

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Due to the frequent use of sunglasses throughout the film all sorts of equipment and crew can be seen in the reflection of the glasses. See more »

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Jack Harris: [Narrating] If I've learned one thing, it's that business is a lot like sex. Getting in is easy, pulling out is hard.
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References The Untouchables (1959) See more »

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Written by Judith Abbot (as Judith Abbott), Bruce Duncan (as Duncan Bruce), Paul Greco, Darren Hammer (as Darren Hamer), Alice Nutter (as Anne Holden), Nigel Hunter, Louise Watts and Allen Whalley (as Allan Whalley)
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Courtesy of Republic/Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Courtesy of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG
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True story about the men who got rich off internet porn. If it wasn't true I wouldn't have believed it. A good time. I say B+
8 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A true story about the men who came up with the idea to sell adult entertainment off the internet. After two slackers (Ribisi & Gabriel Macht) make over a million dollars in two months by coming up with a program to make money off of internet porn the Russian mob wants their cut. They become partners with Jack Harris (Wilson) who takes their business in to a legit area and makes them more money then they dreamed of. This movie really surprised me in the fact that I was expecting a straight comedy. While this movie had its really funny moments its also dramatic throughout. An amazing cast helps tell the story of someone other then Mark Zuckerberg getting rich off the internet. The events that happen in the movie made me wonder why I've never heard of this guy before. Overall this was a very enjoyable movie and I highly recommend it. I give it a B+.

Would I watch again? - Yes, I definitely would


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