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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?


Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Emma Stone, Terrance Howard, Chris Pratt, and Liev Schreiber are actors/actresses that starred or had supporting roles in Marvel Films. From the X-Men franchise you have: Jackman (Wolverine), Berry (Storm), and Schrieber (Sabretooth); From The Amazing Spider-Man films: Stone (Gwen Stacey); From Iron Man (2008): Howard (Colonel Rhodes), and lastly, from Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Chris Pratt as Star Lord. Two of the directors from this film directed Marvel films as well. James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)). 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 »


Neil: How's your acid reflux?
Veronica: How's your HPV?
Neil: It's your HPV Veronica, I'm just carrying it.
Veronica: Let's not have another chicken or the egg debate, Neil.
Neil: No, lets. Chicken.
Veronica: Egg.
Neil: Chicken.
Veronica: Egg.
Neil: Chicken.
Veronica: Egg.
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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 #6.194 (2012) See more »


Bright Red Chords
Written by William R Loomis
Performed by Loomis and the Lust
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User Reviews

Worst movie I have EVER seen
26 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know what is wrong with the previous reviewer of this movie but apparently he/she is blind, deaf or was reading a book during this movie. It is simply awful. And by the way, the synopsis on this site isn't even close to being correct. The plot is a guy (Dennis Quaid) who is trying to pitch his many ridiculous movie ideas to a studio exec (Greg Kinnear). As Quaid is apparently describing them to Kinnear, a clip of the movie is shown to the audience. The ideas are completely absurd, uninspired and not at all funny in any way. It's a shame that all these top-name actors are so desperate for money to make such a film. Bigger shame is they won't get a dime! Save your money and your valuable time and don't see this movie!

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