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The Amateurs (2005)

The Moguls (original title)
R | | Comedy | 28 April 2006 (UK)
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Citizens of a small town, under the influence of a man in the midst of a mid-life crisis, come together to make an adult film.

Director:

Michael Traeger

Writer:

Michael Traeger

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Andy Sargentee
Tim Blake Nelson ... Barney Macklehatton
Joe Pantoliano ... Some Idiot
Ted Danson ... Moose
William Fichtner ... Otis
Patrick Fugit ... Emmett
John Hawkes ... Moe
Brad William Henke ... Ron (as Brad Henke)
Dawn Didawick ... Clara
Glenne Headly ... Helen Tatelbaum
Tom Bower ... Floyd
Jayne Taini ... Mrs. Morrelli
Lauren Graham ... Peggy
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Thelma
Alex D. Linz ... Billy
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Storyline

Andy Sargentee is a decent guy and the town's favorite failure: an unemployable dreamer whose ex's husband's wealth intimidates Andy to such an extent he does little with his teen son. Andy's new idea is for Butterface Fields to be the first town to band together to make the first full-length feature amateur adult film. He recruits five regulars at Floyd's Bar to contribute $2000 each. They get the kid at the video store, whose camcorder is constantly on, to be the cinematographer. The pal they all call "Some Idiot" volunteers to be writer-director. Otis becomes producer. Now, can they find actors, and especially, women? Can a pornography project give Andy self-respect? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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small town | loser | sex | wealth | friend | See All (106) »

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Arcadia, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,149, 9 December 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,090, 16 December 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Andy Sargentee: [commenting on the screenplay for the porn] And then here, this is my favourite, 99: "Interior office day; Boris gives it to Bianka in the butt, as she defuses the bomb."
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Crazy Credits

During the beginning of the real end credits you can see a piece of film of our gang fishing. At the end of the names, the film starts to burn. The rest of the credits follow on a black screen. See more »

Connections

References Where the Boys Aren't 15 (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Top Floor, Por Favor
Written by Joe Lervold
Performed by Joe Lervold
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Mastersource
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Great movie - wish it would hit theaters soon
23 March 2005 | by KathleenSLPSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch a screening of this and it was a blast. Anyone know when it'll be out in theaters? - many of my friends would like to see it now that I've been telling them some of my favorite scenes. Bill Fichnter's character was by far my favorite although I also loved Jeff Bridges' and Ted Dansons' characters as well. The humor is very quirky - refreshing compared to the formulaic junk that Hollywood typically puts on in the comedy genre. My only issue was that the ending was a bit cheesy - but not enough to detract from the movie in the slightest. I look forward to taking my friends to see this since I know they'll all love it.


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