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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.

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

About 90% of the actors who played the Taliban are Jewish, according to Uwe Boll. See more »

Goofs

When the Taliban shoot up the roof of the van, bullet holes appear everywhere on the roof, even over the driver's seat where no one fired a weapon. 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 fore 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

The rated and unrated versions of the movie miss some scenes from the original cut that was shown in Germany. Those include (but not only):
  • Richard telling that an follower of D.O.O.M. works at Little Germany and will smuggle them in.
  • While the Taliban walk to their van to get to Little Germany, Osama yells "Shotgun" so he can sit on the front seat.
  • A sleepy Uncle Dave getting woken by Dude so he'll go to Little Germany too.
  • Longer suncream scenes.
  • Dude telling Richard to stop speaking with a queer German accent on the walkie. Followed by an conversation between Dude and Dave about Richard's retard-status.
  • Extended report of what happened with the Little Germany Security Guards.
  • Communication problems between Osama and Mohammed about the van that is parked outside.
  • Mohammed telling the Taliban that Tariq knows where Dave and his girls live, because he visits them frequently.
  • Instead of just announcing the show "They had it coming" about the victims of 9/11, they showed portions of it before the Taliban switched channels.
  • Dave not believing Richard believes the stuff he wrote in his Bible when he was stoned.
  • Dude trying to defend himself in the bunker, but getting beat down by Starr.
  • Dave promising he won't smoke anything again if that makes Richard happy.
  • When Mohammed asks for volunteers to wear an explosive belt, a Taliban volunteers Mohammed. But Mohammed declines, saying he would be happy to do so, but it is forbidden to him.
  • The Taliban congratulate Abdul the retarded Taliban on his "luck".
  • Seminar guy talks about Side 5 in his book which helps enslaving employees without having to use chains. But for those who want to be on the safe side he also sells chains.
  • The baby-stroller scene is extended and shows an actual baby inside the stroller.
  • Mohammed keeps the Taliban from getting out of the van in the final shootout for quite a while, so he can be safe a little longer.
  • Osama trying to get some change back from the coin-operated telephone.
  • Dude feeding his dog with an disembodied hand near the end.
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Connections

Referenced in The Omid Djalili Show: Episode #1.1 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Air Castle
Written and Produced by Jacques de Rooij
Performed by Jacques de Rooij
Published by Edition X-tended c/o Arabella Musikverlag GmbH
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Satire, the Uwe Boll way
23 August 2009 | by basruttenSee all my reviews

Uwe Boll has done the impossible: create a game adaptation that stays at least somewhat true to the game; he has turned a game full of antisocial and offensive content into a movie full of antisocial and offensive content. So, as an adaptation, it's a success.

Unfortunately, it's still Uwe Boll we are dealing with here, so don't expect the movie to be actually any good. while it does have it's moment, "Postal" wears out his welcome very fast and becomes a pain to sit through.

At its core, Postal is a satire on the United States, as done by a twelve year old kid. Boll seems to think that offensiveness is linearly proportional to comedic value: the more offensive, the funnier, and the more exaggerated the funnier. This results in a movie that sets new levels of tastelessness while being extremely hit and miss. Yes, some gags do work but it seems to be pure luck. High points include the director satirizing himself, and people getting hit very violently by trucks and other vehicles. Low points include..well pretty much everything else.

After the initial surprise wears off, Postal simply becomes a bore to watch. Yes there is a good joke every and good point ten minutes, but everything else consists of hordes of annoying characters shooting and chasing each other all over the place for what seems to be an eternity.

This probably would have worked as a short movie, but it's just not enough content for something that lasts over 90 minutes (although it feels twice as long). There are nice ideas and nice tries, but they get hopelessly lost in endless and pointless action scenes and content that is offensive just for the sake of it 4/10


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