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Movie 43 (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  25 January 2013 (USA)
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A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Wessler (segment "The Pitch")
Griffin Schraeder (segment "The Pitch")
Bob Mone (segment "The Pitch")
Jay (segment "The Pitch")
Jerry (segment "The Pitch")
Danita (segment "The Pitch")
Mike Meldman ...
Mike Meldman (segment "The Pitch")
Davis (segment "The Catch")
Beth (segment "The Catch")
Pamela (segment "The Catch")
Angie (segment "The Catch")
Ray (segment "The Catch")
Rocky Russo ...
Waiter Jake (segment "The Catch")
Abby (segment "The Catch")


Ineffectual, 'has-been' film-maker (Dennis Quaid) swindles his way into an interview with a film executive (Greg Kinnear) in order to pitch an outrageous and controversial comedy manuscript. After pitching the first of his thirteen offbeat fables, the dejected artist forces the rest of his disjointed allegory on the executive at gunpoint. He tells stories of a woman on a blind date with a man who has testicles growing from his neck, in another a smitten woman offers her neck to her boyfriend to 'poop' on -as a sign of commitment and love. In yet another two parents take home-schooling to a whole new level of indecency, striving to give their isolated teenage son all the 'regular' torment and humiliation of puberty by bullying, peer-pressuring and even seducing him themselves. An off-beat, elephant-in-the-room type film. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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The biggest cast ever assembled for the most outrageous comedy ever made. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong pervasive crude and sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 January 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Truth or Dare  »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,805,878 (USA) (25 January 2013)


$8,828,771 (USA) (8 March 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Not screened in advance for critics. See more »


Throughout the skit, "The Proposition", Anna Faris's character is called Julie and Chris Pratt's character is called Doug. In the credits, they are called Vanessa and Jason. See more »


Brian: You fucked my girlfriend, dude!
Pete: One time... for a week.
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Crazy Credits

The "Beezel" segment runs in between the segment credits and the rest of the credits. See more »


Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.5 (2013) See more »


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Words can not describe how terrible this is.
17 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The more I look around and see people chuckle at the most idiotic and unclever things these days, the more I marvel at the accuracy of RoboCop (1987) for its projection of how bad peoples sense of humor would become with time. "I'd buy that for a dollar!", but that quote actually has a lot of relevance at the moment, because to be truthful, I wouldn't buy/rent this movie for a dollar, it's so atrocious I'm offended by the fact that I have wasted seconds of my life witnessing how terrible it is. Ugh, just thinking about it brings me a sense of sorrow.

You know how some terrible jokes start off terrible and they go on for way too long because the writer(s) think that they're funny but they just become more and more unbearable? Well that's a great way to describe this piece of trash movie. I'm happy to see that everyone else has come to see this movie as the horrible feces that it is. In short, avoid it. Avoid it how you would an angry rattlesnake.

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