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Thank You for Smoking ()


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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.
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Joan Lunden
Eric Haberman ...
Robin Williger
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Nick Naylor
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Sue Maclean
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Ron Goode
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Kidnapper
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BR
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Teacher
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Joey Naylor
Alex Diaz ...
Kid #1
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Kid #2
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Kid #3 (as Courtney Burness)
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Kid #4 (as Jordan Orr)
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Polly Bailey
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Bobby Jay Bliss
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Jill Naylor
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Brad
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Senator Ortolan Finistirre
Katie Winslow ...
Jeanette
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Trainee
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Tobacco Club Host
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Captain
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Tiffany
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Heather Holloway
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Jack
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EGO Assistant
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Jeff Megall
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Lorne Lutch
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Pearl
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Dennis Miller
Terry James ...
Ski Mask #1
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Ski Mask #2
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Flighty Girl
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Nurse
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Doctor
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Interviewer
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FBI Agent (voice)
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Dr. Meisenbach
Tonyo Meléndez ...
Mr. Herera (as Tonyo Melendez)
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Senator Lothridge
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Senator Dupree
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Reporter #1
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Reporter #2
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Oil Lobbyist
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Nancy Humphries O'Dell (as Nancy Humphries O'Dell)
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Debate Moderator
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Gentleman #1
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Gentleman #2
Robert L. Richards ...
Gentleman #3
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Man at Metro Station (uncredited)
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Congressman (uncredited)
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Workman (uncredited)
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College Student (uncredited)
Jim R. Felton ...
Tobacco Lobbyist (uncredited)
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Court Clerk (uncredited)
Lucas George ...
College student (uncredited)
Dana E. Glauberman ...
Hotel Phone Operator (uncredited) (voice)
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Flight Attendant (uncredited)
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Peter (uncredited)
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Lab Technician (uncredited)
Prince Jordan Tyson ...
Senator (uncredited)
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Gizelle (uncredited) (voice)
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Committee Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jason Reitman

Written by

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Jason Reitman ... (screenplay)
 
Christopher Buckley ... (novel)

Produced by

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Eveleen Bandy ... associate producer (as Eveleen Anne Bandy)
Stephen Belafonte ... associate producer
Michael Beugg ... executive producer
David J. Bloomfield ... co-executive producer
Daniel Brunt ... co-producer
Alessandro Camon ... executive producer
Daniel Dubiecki ... co-producer
Max Levchin ... executive producer
Mindy Marin ... co-producer
Elon Musk ... executive producer
Michael R. Newman ... co-producer
Edward R. Pressman ... executive producer
David O. Sacks ... producer
John Schmidt ... executive producer
Peter Thiel ... executive producer
Mark Woolway ... executive producer

Music by

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Rolfe Kent

Cinematography by

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Jim Whitaker ... director of photography (as James Whitaker)

Film Editing by

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Dana E. Glauberman

Editorial Department

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Yanosh Cuglove ... editorial intern
Esther Lee ... assistant digital intermediate producer
Jack Lewars ... digital colorist: Efilm
Robert Malina ... first assistant editor
Stephen M. Rickert Jr. ... assistant editor
Stephen R. Sheridan ... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Lorene Simpson ... digital intermediate producer
Lisa Tutunjian ... digital intermediate editor

Casting By

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Mindy Marin

Production Design by

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Steve Saklad

Set Decoration by

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Kurt Meisenbach

Costume Design by

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Danny Glicker

Makeup Department

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Sherri Bramlett ... key hair stylist: Washington, D.C.
Elisabeth Dietrich-Fry ... makeup artist: Mr. Eckhart (as Elisabeth Fry)
John E. Jackson ... makeup department head
Marsha Lewis ... department head hair stylist
Maxine Morris ... key hair stylist
Robin L. Neal ... makeup artist: Mr. Duvall (as Robin Luce)

Production Management

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Michael Beugg ... unit production manager
Robert J. Dohrmann ... production supervisor (as Bob Dohrmann)
Joe Fineman ... post-production supervisor
Michael Toji ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sonia Bhalla ... second assistant director
Jason Blumenfeld ... first assistant director (as Jason A. Blumenfeld)
Scott David Brown ... second second assistant director (as Scott Brown)
Casey Mako ... second second assistant director
Kurt Uebersax ... second second assistant director: Washington DC
Xanthus Valan ... second assistant director: Washington D.C.

Art Department

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Terry Atchison ... assistant property master
Phil Brandes ... paint foreman
Mark Brooks ... on-set dresser
Carl Catanese ... leadman: Washington, DC
Michael Crowe ... construction coordinator
Oliver Doering ... assistant property master
Casey B. Garrett ... propmaker
Theresa Greene ... art department coordinator
Paul Arthur Hartman ... leadman
Eric Hunsaker ... property master
Cindy Ingraham ... assistant property master
Eddie Lin ... storyboard artist
Greg O'Donohue ... set dresser
Steven Samanen ... assistant art director
Kevin Wenger ... carpenter
Neal W. Zoromski ... property master

Sound Department

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Robert Althoff ... sound recordist
Josh Bower ... boom operator
Brad Bryan ... cable utility
Barney Cabral ... supervising adr editor
Patrick Cabral ... foley artist
Craig Dollinger ... boom operator
Paul Drenning ... adr mixer
Richard Dwan Jr. ... sound editor (as Richard Dwan) / supervising dialogue editor
Melissa Hofman ... re-recording mixer
Adam Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
J. Stanley Johnston ... re-recording mixer
Cynthia Merrill ... foley artist
Magic A. Moreno ... Mag and Digital Transfer Engineer: Todd Hollywood
Steven Morrow ... sound mixer
Nick Neutra ... foley supervisor
Perry Robertson ... supervising sound editor
Scott Sanders ... co-supervising sound editor / re-recording mixer / supervising sound designer
Robert Sharman ... utility sound
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann ... re-recording mixer (as Melissa Hofmann)
Geordy Sincavage ... foley mixer
Kevin Zimmerman ... assistant sound editor (as Kevin A. Zimmerman)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Larry Fioritto ... special effects coordinator
Virgil Sanchez ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. ... visual effects producer / visual effects supervisor
Patrick Clancey ... digital opticals
Heather Ignarro ... visual effects coordinator
Natasha Leonnet ... digital color timer (as Natasha Leonett)
Jack Lewars ... digital film colorist
Robert Lukacs ... compositor
Robert Malina ... visual effects editor
Marco S. Paolini ... digital compositor
Edward Quirk ... senior 3D artist
Tommy Tran ... compositor
Thomas Mathai ... data manager (uncredited)

Stunts

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Terry James ... stunt coordinator
Rick Kain ... stunt driver
Marc Scizak ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stuart Abramson ... key grip
Peter Albert ... digital video assist operator
Tony Ayala ... grip
Theodore J. Ayd ... gaffer: DC unit (as Ted Ayd)
Michael Baird ... key digital video assist operator
Gary C. Beaird ... grip
Patrick Brennan ... electrician
Donald Burghardt ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dean Citroni ... key grip: second unit
Tim Clarke ... camera loader
Andy Colvin ... Steadicam operator: Washington DC
Ralph Coon ... electrician
Mike Delnero ... grip
Andy DePung ... film loader
Justin Fisher ... dolly grip (as Justin Deck)
Brett F. Gates ... second assistant camera
Tim Gillis ... electrician
Joe Guzman ... grip
Phil Hardt ... electrician
Maurice Jordan ... gaffer: re-shoot
Tom Lamont ... grip
Patrick Lennon ... gaffer
Tommy Lohmann ... a camera/steadicam operator / camera operator
Rudy Martinez ... electrician
Tony Martinez ... electrician
Charlie Newberry ... additional second assistant camera
Daniel Nichols ... camera operator
David Presley ... camera operator: video camera
Alex Reilly ... grip
Quinton Reilly ... best boy grip
Dale Robinette ... still photographer
Blake Santoro ... grip
Lee Shapira ... grip: Washington D.C.
Conrad Sigurdson ... best boy electric
Shawn Stoddard ... dolly grip
Rick Strodel ... best boy grip: DC unit
Vladimir Tmayo ... electrician
Wayland Twiston-Davies ... video engineer
Nicole Hirsch Whitaker ... director of photography: second unit, Los Angeles (as Nicole Hirsch-Whitaker)

Casting Department

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Kara Lipson ... casting associate
Laura Drake Mancini ... extras casting assistant
Betsy Royall ... local casting
Tammy L. Smith ... extras casting: Los Angeles (as Tammy Smith)
Ember Truesdell ... casting associate
Dixie Webster ... extras casting: Los Angeles

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Julie Glick ... wardrobe supervisor
Laura E. Little ... key set costumer (as Laura Liz Little)
Marta Villalobos ... set costumer

Location Management

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Michael Chickey ... assistant location manager: Los Angeles
John Latenser V ... location manager: Washington D.C.
Christopher Miller ... location manager: Los Angeles
Matthew Dillon Noonan ... location production assistant
Jonathan Reich ... assistant location manager: Washington D.C.
Errol Reichow ... location scout: Los Angeles
Rony Shino ... assistant location manager: Los Angeles

Music Department

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Peter Afterman ... music supervisor
Stephen Coleman ... music programmer
Trevor Gilchrist ... music programmer: score
Alison Litton ... music coordinator
Mateo Messina ... composer: additional music (as Matt Messina)
Curt Sobel ... music editor: temp music
Nick South ... music editor
Greg Townley ... scoring mixer
Alice Wood ... assistant music editor
Margaret Yen ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Mike Belt ... driver (as Michael R. Belt)
Alex E. Burns ... driver
Neil Chisholm ... driver: honeywagon
Jon Cosham ... driver
J. Armin Garza II ... driver: camera car
Nathan Hardcastle ... transportation clerk
Geno Hart ... transportation coordinator
Dennis Janovici ... transportation co-captain
Lee Jennings ... driver
Jerry Knight ... driver
Rogelio Loera ... driver
Josh Sarfaty ... personal driver: Mr. Eckhart
William Smallwood ... driver: production van

Other crew

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Noor Ahmed ... production legal
Nino Aldi ... production assistant
Mike Artino ... set medic
Debbie Axel ... production legal
Gavin J. Behrman ... production accountant
Paul Bock ... assistant to cast / production assistant / production coordinator: re-shoot
Jen Buonantony ... production assistant
Jennifer Lynn Buonantony ... production assistant
Nicholas Carpenter ... additional set production assistant
Tara Chang ... assistant production coordinator
Tara L. Craig ... assistant production office coordinator
Patrick Cunningham ... key set production assistant
Joe Dornich ... set production assistant
Michelle Ebert ... medical advisor
David Falicki ... set medic
Lisa Fozzati ... assistant production coordinator: Washington, DC (as Lisa Hagenmeyer)
Damiano Fusca ... craft service
Christopher Geair ... office production assistant: Washington, D.C. unit
Francis Hadinoto ... production assistant
Mike Hazlitt ... production consultant
Steven Hora ... assistant: Ed Pressman and Alessandro Camon
Jeff Johnson ... medic
Ashley Kravitz ... script clearance
Dashiel Kulander ... production assistant
Jenny Lee ... title designer: main titles
Jonathan Leeder ... assistant to producer
Alyssa Loveall ... office production assistant (as Alyssa Houze)
Nathan Maruccio ... craft service
Kevin Moll ... studio teacher
Phillip Montgomery ... assistant: Mr. Reitman
Trey Murphy ... production assistant
Valarie Payne ... assistant: Mr. Eckhart
Michyl-Shannon Quilty ... assistant production coordinator
Sarah Ramey ... assistant: Edward R. Pressman
Benjamin R. Reder ... production legal
Genaro Rodriguez ... caterer
Carlos Rodríguez ... chef
Ari Sachter-Zeltzer ... title designer: main titles
Traceigh Scottel ... production coordinator
Mary Anne Seward ... script supervisor
Gareth Smith ... title designer: main titles
Amy Smolev ... first assistant accountant
Eric J. Spiegelman ... production counsel
Marc E. Spivey ... insurance broker
Julie Stevens ... studio teacher
Shawn Tanaka ... assistant: William H. Macy
William Thompson ... personal fitness trainer
Joel Tokarsky ... payroll accountant
Francisco Trujillo ... chef
John Trujillo ... layout board
Drew Vandervelde ... production associate
Jeremy Walker ... unit publicist
Jeffrey Wank ... assistant: Mr. Sacks
Bob Weber ... post-production accountant
Harry White ... Head of Sales
Adam Zadikoff ... assistant: Mr. Sacks, post-production
Matt Crabtree ... adr voice (uncredited)
Adam Kahn ... production assistant (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster ... financing (uncredited)

Thanks

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Corey Trent Ackerman ... special thanks (as Corey Ackerman)
Greg Castanias ... special thanks
Jane Castanias ... special thanks
Chris Conte ... special thanks: The Dennis Miller Show
Jones Day ... special thanks
Manie Ellis ... special thanks: The Prospect Studios
Jagene Funk ... special thanks
Melissa Havard ... special thanks
Chad Hurley ... special thanks
Lori Killam ... special thanks: Panavision
Jay Lieberman ... special thanks: Quixote Studios
Todd Molz ... special thanks
Robert Newman ... special thanks: U.S. Department of Energy
Peter Robinson ... special thanks
Jim Roudebush ... special thanks: Panavision
Jared Scardina ... special thanks: Creative Entertainment Services
David Tate ... special thanks
Peter Uhlmann ... special thanks
Diane Upson ... special thanks: Eastman Kodak
Jeffrey Wigand ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines America is living in spin See more »
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Also Known As
  • Thank You Smoking (Japan, English title)
  • Gracias por fumar (Spain)
  • Kiitos että poltatte (Finland)
  • Благодаря за пушенето (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Hvala što pušite (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 92 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $262,923, 19 Mar 2006

Did You Know?

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Trivia As part of the message the movies promotes, no one is shown smoking a cigarette throughout the entire movie. In fact, except in the black and white film that Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart) watches, no one is seen even holding a cigarette. Naylor holds an empty packet and The Captain (Robert Duvall) holds an (unlit) cigar. See more »
Goofs During the MoD squad meeting, when Polly takes a bite of the pie she messes the cheese up, but in the next scene it's fine. Also, when Nick sees the cheese on top of the pie it is not melted, but when he pauses to think and stares at the pie, the cheese is clearly melted around the edges. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette! See more »
Crazy Credits The opening credits are styled to appear as cigarette boxes. See more »
Quotes Kid #3: [in Joey's class] My Mommy says smoking kills.
Nick Naylor: Oh, is your Mommy a doctor?
Kid #3: No.
Nick Naylor: A scientific researcher of some kind?
Kid #3: No.
Nick Naylor: Well, then she's hardly a credible expert, is she?
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