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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.

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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

Good for one week off marriage. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hall Pass See more »

Filming Locations:

Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,535,374, 27 February 2011

Gross USA:

$45,060,734

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,160,734
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The flash forward scene with Stephen Merchant imagining he murders his wife and ends up in jail was thought up by Owen Wilson. See more »

Goofs

When Rick is sitting outside the coffee shop talking to Leigh, the same extra walks by at two separate times during their chat. Same entry and exit point on the screen both times. It was a woman in a purple top and blue jeans with a purse. See more »

Quotes

Rick: [after seeing Brent vandalize Fred's car] Take it easy, okay? Relax!
Brent: No! YOU take it easy! You think you can just come into my club and take my girl, and get away with it? No. Not tonight, buddy. Fuck, no! You're not gonna get away with it! NEVER! EVER!
Meg: [appears with Paige] Brent?
Brent: Mother? What are you doing here?
Fred: Wait wait wait. Aunt Meg is your mom?
Brent: [to Meg] How does he know your name?
Meg: Well, we, uh...
Brent: [shocked] What? No. No. No. No. Are you telling me that this 40-hour-a-week motherfucking soccer ...
[...]
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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 »


Soundtracks

Houston TX
Written by John Joseph McCauley III (as John J. McCauley III)
Performed by Deer Tick
Courtesy of Partisan Records
By Arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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unlikeable subject matter, but salvaged a little something
8 September 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The Farrelly brothers are once again stuck on something uncomfortable. Are they really saying that a pass to cheat is something to root for? The fact is the subject isn't that fun to watch. The whole concept is truly unlikeable but they were able to salvage a few laughs out of the whole thing.

Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis are extremely likable actors. They were able to take some of ickyness out of the cheating. But the way they go about their adventures really diminishes their marriages. It doesn't help that their wives are cheating with other people.

The Farrelly brothers really need to drop all these uncomfortable themes. It's as if they are trying for highest degree of difficulty. Either that or make these much more darker. Make it truly a black comedy.


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