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Postal (2007)

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In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

Director:

Uwe Boll
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zack Ward ... Dude
Dave Foley ... Uncle Dave
Chris Coppola ... Richard
Jackie Tohn ... Faith
J.K. Simmons ... Candidate Welles
Ralf Moeller ... Officer John
Verne Troyer ... Verne Troyer
Chris Spencer ... Officer Greg
Larry Thomas ... Osama Bin Laden
Michael Paré ... Panhandler
Erick Avari ... Habib
Lindsay Hollister ... Recorder
Brent Mendenhall ... George W. Bush
Rick Hoffman ... Mr. Blither
Michael Benyaer ... Mohammed
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Storyline

The story begins with a regular Joe who tries desperately to seek employment, but embarks on a violent rampage when he teams up with cult leader Uncle Dave. Their first act is to heist an amusement park, only to learn that the Taliban are planning the same heist as well. Chaos ensues, and now the Postal Dude must not only take on terrorists but political figures as well. Written by cgw@mac.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for extremely crude humor throughout, including strong sexuality, graphic nudity, violence, and for pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Postal: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€55,507 (Germany), 21 October 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$282,750, 26 May 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,005,198
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Director's Cut DVD) | (long) | (original cut) | (unrated DVD)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On August 28th, 2013 Boll announced he was funding production of a sequel through Kickstarter, however the project was canceled on October 5th the same year due to the lack of funding. See more »

Goofs

Dude's shirt changes back and forth from white to blue. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Asif: Congratulations, Nabi. We are at the doorstep of our martyrdom.
Nabi: Praise Allah.
Asif: Praise him! Soon, we will be greeted by Allah, the one true god... and by the cheers of our Four Fathers... and by ninety-nine perfect virgins who will worship us... for ALL eternity!
Nabi: [pause] I thought it was one hundred.
Asif: What's that?
Nabi: One hundred virgins. They promised me one hundred.
Asif: Ninety-nine, one hundred. What's the difference?
Nabi: If they're telling you one thing and they're telling me another, maybe ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

With the movie being shot in 1.78:1 (or 16:9 or HD, depending on how it's described) all theatrical versions omit screen space to fit the movie to 2.35:1. This was not done with the DVD versions, except the German Director's Cut DVD. See more »

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Soundtracks

Requiem for an Orgy
Written and Performed by Mick Gordon
Published by Edition X-tended c/o Arabella Musikverlag GmbH
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User Reviews

 
An exercise in thrash movie-making - best video game adaptation ever
22 July 2007 | by SicariusIVSee all my reviews

I saw the world premiere at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal. Seriously, this movie blows away anything ever done by Boll.

It's the most violent, disgusting, offensive, thrash movie I've ever seen. I give the movie 9 stars because it was exactly what Boll was intending, and it's a complete success. Go home Takashi Miike! To sum up, it's probably the best video game to movie adaptation ever made. It perfectly captured the spirit of the video game, and then added more, always more, to create such excess that you can't help but laugh during the whole thing.

People criticizing the movie because it's violent, disgusting and offensive shouldn't comment on it - they obviously missed the point.


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