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Thank You for Smoking (2005)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 14 April 2006 (USA)
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Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joan Lunden
Eric Haberman ... Robin Williger
... Nick Naylor
... Sue Maclean
... Ron Goode
... Kidnapper
... BR
... Teacher
... Joey Naylor
Alex Diaz ... Kid #1
... Kid #2
... Kid #3 (as Courtney Burness)
... Kid #4 (as Jordan Orr)
... Polly Bailey
... Bobby Jay Bliss
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Storyline

The chief spokesperson and lobbyist Nick Naylor is the Vice President of the Academy of Tobacco Studies. He is talented in speaking and spins arguments to defend the cigarette industry in the most difficult situations. His best friends are Polly Bailey that works in the Moderation Council in alcohol business, and Bobby Jay Bliss of the gun business own advisory group SAFETY. They frequently meet each other in a bar and they self-title the M.O.D. Squad, a.k.a. Merchants of Death, disputing which industry has killed more people. Nick's greatest enemy is Vermont's Senator Ortolan Finistirre, who defends in the Senate the use of a skull and crossbones on cigarette packs. Nick's son Joey Naylor lives with his mother, and has the chance to know his father in a business trip. When the ambitious reporter Heather Holloway betrays Nick disclosing confidences he had in bed with her, his life turns upside-down. But Nick is good in what he does for the mortgage. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There's no smoke without liars. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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

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14 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gracias por fumar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$262,923, 19 March 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,792,061, 10 September 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,323,027, 31 December 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

William H. Macy (Senator Ortolan Finistirre) came up with the line, "The great state of Vermont will not apologize for its cheese." His original line was, "Why, you son of a..." See more »

Goofs

After Nick testifies before the Senate committee he leaves his son Joey in the hearing room. When Nick steps out of the building Joey is inexplicably at his side. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Megall: [in his office] Sony has a futuristic sci-fi movie they're looking to make.
Nick Naylor: Cigarettes in space?
Jeff Megall: It's the final frontier, Nick.
Nick Naylor: But wouldn't they blow up in an all oxygen environment?
Jeff Megall: Probably. But it's an easy fix. One line of dialogue. 'Thank God we invented the... you know, whatever device.'
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, printed under "A Jason Reitman Film" is "Established 1977", the year of Jason Reitman's birth. See more »

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References Will & Grace (1998) See more »

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Bow to Chinese
Composed and Performed by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions
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born for secret stardom
4 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

I hate to say it. but this movie is gonna fail in the box office. for the same reason no one showed up to its screening. but this will be one of the most entertaining cult movies ever. although it lacks the glam and actually will turn a lot of people away before they even get to the box office do to the subject matter, but they will all be missing out on a hilariously made movie. I don't think i've laughed this hard in a long long time. this movie isn't really intended to be anti-smoking propaganda, but there is some of it. Its more of a satire on the reality of people and how much we're willing to believe or willing to be dooped. I see it similar to liar liar not being about about the legal system but the moral and ethical decisions of people within society. overall I would have to saw this is a great great movie. Highly recommend it. And could not imagine this movie to turn out any better than it has already been with the perfect cast and great story line. I think the best way to encompass the movie is paraphrased in the movie's catchy advertising line the main character, Nick Naylor doesn't lie, he filters the truth.


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