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The Interview (2014)

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Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agent Botwin
Officer Koh
Paul Bae ...
Officer Yu
Dominique Lalonde ...
General Jong
Don Chow ...
Two-Fingered Man


In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Please do not believe these ignorant dishonorable Americans! (In Korean) See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, crude and sexual humor, nudity, some drug use and bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 December 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una loca entrevista  »


Box Office


$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,085,515, 2 January 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dan Sterling was hired to write the final screenplay, as opposed to having Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg writing it themselves. Sterling brought a lot of research to the film, and also created a parallel between the characters of Skylark and Kim Jong-un. See more »


The US flag on the wall of the CIA training facility was hung backwards. Whether hung horizontally or vertically, the stars are always oriented to be in the upper left hand corner when viewed from the front. See more »


[first lines]
Korean Girl: [singing] Our Beloved Leader is wise. He is gentle, kind and strong. We wish him joy. We wish him peace. We wish him love. And the one thing in our time, we wish more than this is for the United States to explode in a ball of fiery hell. May they be forced to starve and beg, and be ravaged by disease. May they be helpless, poor and sad and cold! They are arrogant and fat. They are stupid and they're evil. May they drown in their own blood and feces. Die America, die. Oh please won't...
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Crazy Credits

The movie opens with the Columbia Pictures logo used until 1976. See more »


References The Outsiders (1983) See more »


Written by Spencer Page, Kelvin Swaby and Daniel Taylor
Performed by The Heavy feat. The Dap-Kings Horns
Courtesy of Counter Records
By arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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North Korea showed good taste in not wanting this piece of garbage released
25 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

It is little wonder there were threats over the release of this piece of garbage.I think Mr. Obama would have the exact same reaction if it was about him and he too would have teams of hackers shut it down. I enjoy this genre of film. However this one makes Scary Movie 4 look like Gone with the Wind. Unlike American Carol and Team America which were creative, humerus and well scripted, this movie comes across as if written on a cocktail napkin after 12 beers and 6 shots of tequila by horny adolescents. There is no redeeming value anywhere in the film. The script is awful, the story line is boring and predictable. How many times are we to be subjected to multiple 'boners' as the funny parts of a film. I like my crazy movies like Lost Skeleton of Cadaver and the Evil Dead trilogy. The only redeeming feature of the movie is that it will be quickly forgotten. What a waste of 112 minutes and five bucks..

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