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Hall Pass (2011)

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Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given a Hall Pass by their wives: for one week, they can do whatever they want.


Pete Jones (screenplay), Peter Farrelly (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Rick
Jason Sudeikis ... Fred
Jenna Fischer ... Maggie
Christina Applegate ... Grace
Nicky Whelan ... Leigh
Richard Jenkins ... Coakley
Stephen Merchant ... Gary
Larry Joe Campbell ... Hog-Head
Bruce Thomas ... Rick Coleman
Tyler Hoechlin ... Gerry
Derek Waters ... Brent
Alexandra Daddario ... Paige
Rob Moran ... Ed Long
Lauren Bowles ... Britney
Christa Beth Campbell ... Emma (as Christa Campbell)


A couple of married guys are always looking at other women. Their wives are fed up with their behavior, and grant them a 'hall pass': a week off their marriage allowing them to do anything. But the guys take their time and their week is almost up. What they don't realize is that at the same time their wives make connections of their own. Written by rcso411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One week. No rules. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual humor throughout, language, some graphic nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


While the guys are around the card table, they talk about how much money they would give to spend a night with a Hawaiian Tropic girl. Lloyd and Harry meet up with a Hawaiian Tropic bus at the end of another Farrelly Brothers movie, Dumb and Dumber (1994). See more »


When they are in the park talking before going into the coffee shop, Owen Wilsons characters shirt tail is untucked while walking to the bench. When he gets up, it's tucked in. When he turns around to leave it's untucked again. See more »


Hog-Head: I gotta go home and poo.
Flats: Why can't you just go here?
Hog-Head: Ooh. Pretty sure I'm gonna need a bath after.
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Crazy Credits

There is a blooper scene after the credits: Stephen Merchant (Gary) films the burying scene, and the "corpse" sits up and scares him. See more »


Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.5 (2011) See more »


Tighten Up
Written by Archie Bell and Billy Buttier
Performed by Stella Bass Band
Produced by Tom Wolfe
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User Reviews

Beware of the crude props.
5 March 2011 | by PWNYCNYSee all my reviews

In the world of movies, one of the most endearing genres is that of the goofy comedy - provided it's funny. Unfortunately, this movie does not quite measure up, although it does make an effort. The problem is the story itself. The premise is not funny. Neither are the characters. The two main characters are not funny at all. Their wives are not funny either. The directors even inject some explicit sexual material in an attempt to prop up the movie and it's embarrassing. When one considers the great comedy teams, their characters were fundamentally innocent. Their movies didn't need crude sexual props. Hence, when such props are introduced, that means the movie is in trouble and although the directors try to present an entertaining product, ultimately the final product is such that it generates a feeling of relief when it's finally over.

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Release Date:

25 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hall Pass See more »

Filming Locations:

Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA See more »


Box Office


$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,535,374, 27 February 2011

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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