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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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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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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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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 »

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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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Written by Judith Abbot (as Judith Abbott), Duncan Bruce, Paul Greco, Darren Hammer (as Darren Hamer), Anne Holden, Nigel Hunter, Louise Watts and Boff Whalley (as Allan Whalley)
Performed by Chumbawamba
Courtesy of Republic/Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Courtesy of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG
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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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