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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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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

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

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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)  »

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Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,085,515 (USA) (2 January 2015)

Gross:

$6,105,175 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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Trivia

Kim Jung-un speaks English conversationally as portrayed in the film, having attended English-language schools in Switzerland for several years while a teenager. See more »

Goofs

When Dave and Aaron are talking, just before the actual interview, square LED studio lights can be seen reflected in Aaron's glasses. See more »

Quotes

[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 Point Grey Pictures title sequence features an animation of Kim Jong-un and the North Korean Army. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in This Ain't the Interview XXX (2015) See more »

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Welcome to the Jungle
Written by Axl Rose (as W. Axl Rose), Izzy Stradlin, Slash (as Saul Hudson), Duff McKagan and Steven Adler
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Terrible, not funny - painful to watch, want money back
24 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i really wanted to like this movie.

Not only because the trailer for this movie looked great, but also because of the sony hack from north Korea.

After all the publicity the movie got i thought jt was going to be funny and entertaining. So i rushed to youtube and paid $5.99 to watch this online.

Horrible movie. 0 % humour, story line is dumb, the acting is poor. In fact its one of the worst comedies I have ever seen. Wish I could get my money back. Watching this felt like pulling teeth.

Im at least glad i didn't go to the movies to see this. What a waste if time and hype.


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