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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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Business is a lot like sex ... getting in is easy, pulling out is hard. 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)

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$723,714 (USA) (20 August 2010)
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Ron Cadwell, who plays the town car driver, is in real life also owner of an internet billing company and is a friend of the producer Christopher Mallick. 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 »

Quotes

Jack Harris: Hey do we wanna get the money or do we wanna break this guy's legs? I say we get the money, you know?
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References The Untouchables (1959) See more »

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Who Do You Love
Written by Bo Diddley (as Elias McDaniel)
Performed by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Courtesy of Rounder Records
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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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