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Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps to enroll in a Big Brother program.

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David Wain

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Timothy Dowling (story), W. Blake Herron (story) (as William Blake Herron) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seann William Scott ... Wheeler
Paul Rudd ... Danny
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Augie
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Ronnie
Elizabeth Banks ... Beth
Jane Lynch ... Sweeny
Ken Jeong ... King Argotron
Ken Marino ... Jim Stansel
Kerri Kenney ... Lynette (as Kerri Kenney-Silver)
A.D. Miles ... Martin
Joe Lo Truglio ... Kuzzik
Matt Walsh ... Davith of Glencracken
Nicole Randall Johnson ... Karen
Alexandra Stamler ... Esplen (as Allie Stamler)
Carly Craig ... Connie
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Storyline

Danny and Wheeler, well into their 30s, lack something: Danny feels stuck; he's sour and has driven away his terrific girlfriend. Wheeler chases any skirt he sees for empty sex. When they get in a fight with a tow-truck driver, they choose community service over jail and are assigned to be big brothers - Danny to Augie, a geek who loves to LARP (Live Action Role Play), and Wheeler to Ronnie, a pint-size foul-mouthed kid. After a rocky start, things start to go well until both Danny and Wheeler make big mistakes. Can the two men figure out how to change enough to be role models to the boys? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

They're about to get more than they plea-bargained for. See more »

Genres:

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, strong language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Brothers See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,167,085, 9 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,294,270

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,380,927
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

King Argotron's shield is the Matheson Clan shield. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when they are in the minotaur shaped car going from school to school promoting minotaur energy drinks, Wheeler has his helmet off which switches from being in his lap to the back of the car when switching angle views. See more »

Quotes

Danny: Eight hours down, 142 to go.
Wheeler: This sucks ass.
Danny: Dude, I just spent the afternoon in Middle-earth with glee-glop and the floopty-doos, all right? Give me a fucking break.
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the end credits, we cut back to Gayle Sweeny repeating her suggestive use of a hot-dog toward Jim Stansel (continuously pushes the end out of its bun while he sticks it back in). See more »

Alternate Versions

Unrated Version Includes 8 cuts and 2 using alternative footage, total difference is 2:12 min. See more »

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Rock and Roll All Nite
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One of the funniest movies I've ever seen.

Move over Superbad and Knocked Up. The guys from The State, The Ten, and Wet Hot American Summer have outdone themselves tenfold. I saw a preview screening a little less than a month ago, going in with no expectations. Paul Rudd's never written a movie before, but I enjoy Ken Marino and David Wain's work so I knew it would at least be amusing. Wow was I wrong. From start to finish, every line was perfectly written with perfect delivery from Rudd and company.

If this movie isn't a hard R, it's going to suck big time. The movie's raunchiness is its best quality, and I can't wait to see it a couple more times on opening weekend.

Extremely recommended for everybody.


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