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Serving Sara (2002)

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A process server tries to serve an elusive female target.

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Reginald Hudlin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Perry ... Joe Tyler
Elizabeth Hurley ... Sara Moore
Vincent Pastore ... Tony
Bruce Campbell ... Gordon Moore
Cedric the Entertainer ... Ray Harris
Amy Adams ... Kate
Terry Crews ... Vernon
Jerry Stiller ... Milton the Cop
Marshall Bell ... Warren Cebron
Derek Southers Derek Southers ... Bouncer
Alan Ackles ... Man in Elevator (scenes deleted)
Robin McGee Robin McGee ... Jimmy the Elevator Operator
Brent Duncan ... Blackjack Dealer
Eli Jacques Eli Jacques ... Woman at Blackjack Table
John Wayne Shafer John Wayne Shafer ... Pit Boss
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Storyline

A process server, Joe Tyler (played by Matthew Perry) is given the task of serving divorce papers on Sara Moore (Elizabeth Hurley), the wife of of a wealthy Texas businessman. To do so he needs to contend with her attempts at evasion and the attempts of a colleague to undermine him. Written by grantss

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Taglines:

The One Thing That Could Bring Them Together Is Revenge.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Paramount [United States]

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flipping the Mark See more »

Filming Locations:

Arlington, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,758,236, 25 August 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,930,185, 1 December 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,146,150
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During filming in 2002, 'Matthew Perry' spent some time in rehab due to an addiction to prescription painkillers. Production was slowed, but the filmmakers focused on filming scenes without Perry in them during his absence. See more »

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There are many indications that the movie takes place around Christmas time, but near the end of the movie, as it is approaching 7pm (Texas time), it is still daylight outside, when it ought to be dark. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Moore: This better get done, or I'm gonna hang your ass out to dry, you understand?
[hangs up phone]
Ray Harris: [mocking Gordon] 'This better get done, or else I'll hang your ass out to dry'. Jesus! A redneck telling a black man he gonna hang him! That's the new millennium.
[yells out into the hall]
Ray Harris: Page Tony! And get Farrakhan and 'em on the phone... I think they might want a trip down there!
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as Traditional]
Arranged by Gary Hoey
Performed by Gary Hoey
Courtesy of Surfdog Records
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Decent Comedy
16 February 2004 | by Thrashman88See all my reviews

I don't know why everybody is bashing this little movie. Granted, it's not an "extraordinary film" nor is it Oscar material, but it does get the job done, and that is to entertain for an hour and a half. Matthew Perry's character is not that far removed from what he does in "Friends", so if you like "Friends" style of humor, you'll have no problem enjoying "Serving Sara". The premise of a guy delivering court notices isn't very attractive, but the movie does a fine job in stretching this premise and making it funny. Liz Hurley looks, as always, hot and Bruce Campbell(EVIL DEAD) is funny as the Texas business Honcho trying to divorce his wife.

I actually had my reservations about watching this one, because neither the title nor the cast was that appealing to me at first, but again, I must confess that I did enjoy this little sucker and I'd be lying if I told you otherwise. 7* out of 10*!


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