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Movie 43 (2012)

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy. Exposed. See more »


Comedy | Romance

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:

A Sticky Situation  »

Filming Locations:


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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Features an incredible cast of actors who have appeared in major roles in superhero movies:
  • Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider Man (2012) The Amazing Spider Man 2 (2014))

  • Steven Merchant (Wolverine 3 (2017))

  • Liev Schrieber (X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009))

  • Seth Macfarlane (Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2007))

  • Hugh Jackman (X-Men (2002), X-Men 2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men First Class (2011), X-Men Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men Apocalypse (2016))

  • Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Gaurdians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017))

  • Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns (2006))

  • Uma Thurman (Batman & Robin (1997))

  • Bobby Cannavale (Ant Man (2015))

  • Leslie Bibb (Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010))

  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick Ass (2010), Kick Ass 2 (2013))

  • Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick Ass (2010), Kick Ass 2 (2013))

  • Halle Berry (X-Men (2000), X-Men 2 (2003), X-Men The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Days of Future Past (2014))

  • Terrence Howard (Iron Man (2008))

Elizabeth Banks (Spider Man (2002), Spider Man 2 (2004), Spider Man 3 (2007) 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 »


Arlene: Teenage boys are physically attracted to naked women.
Robert: Our research doesn't support that, sir.
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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 »


The Cat Song
Written by Tyler Bates, James Gunn
Performed by Lisa Papineau, Joanne Higginbottom
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User Reviews

Worst movie ever!
2 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wish I could give it a zero. This movie had no taste in it whatsoever. I wanted to get up and leave the theater so bad but spending almost $10 on a movie...I figured I'll get my moneys worth first. Bad idea! I felt like I needed to run to the nearest church during the movie to cleanse my soul. It was nasty and terrible. Not even funny at all and I personally think that it gave the actors and actresses a BAD reputation! And I really loved those actors/actresses, and now I just look at them differently. I can't believe that they would stoop so low for this movie. Don't see it! It will ruin your mind.

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