A corporation hires a professional assassin to pose as its trade show representative who must organize the wedding of a Middle Eastern pop star, which will allow him the opportunity to kill a Middle Eastern politician.

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Joshua Seftel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Hauser
Hilary Duff ... Yonica Babyyeah
Marisa Tomei ... Natalie Hegalhuzen
Joan Cusack ... Marsha Dillon
Dan Aykroyd ... Mr. Vice President
Sergej Trifunovic ... Ooq-Mi-Fay Taqnufmini
Ned Bellamy ... Ooq-Yu-Fay Taqnufmini / Zubleh
John McLaughlin ... Self
Montel Williams ... GuideStar Voice (voice)
Ben Kingsley ... Walken / The Viceroy
Lyubomir Neikov Lyubomir Neikov ... Omar Sharif (as Lubomir Neikov)
Nikolay Stanoev ... Bhodi Bhundhang (as Nikolai Stanoev)
George Zlatarev George Zlatarev ... Director (as Georgi Zlatarev)
Bashar Rahal ... Video Guy #1
Velislav Pavlov Velislav Pavlov ... Video Guy #2 (as Vesilav Pavlov)
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Storyline

A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice President. In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires a troubled hit man, to kill a Middle East oil minister. Now, struggling with his own growing demons, the assassin must pose as the corporation's Trade Show Producer in order to pull off this latest hit, while maintaining his cover by organizing the high-profile wedding of Yonica Babyyeah, an outrageous Middle Eastern pop star, and keeping a sexy left wing reporter in check. Written by fmmini

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An Incendiary Political Cartoon See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The tenth movie in which siblings John Cusack and Joan Cusack appeared together. See more »

Goofs

When Hauser is ambushed in the castle, we hear the sound of a gun being cocked. The camera pans to a thug holding an uncocked revolver. See more »

Quotes

Expo Turaqistan Female Annoncer: Do *not* leave cars unattended! Unattended cars will be crushed and incinerated!
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Crazy Credits

BeTolerant.com is listed twice in the thanks section of the credits, despite this resulting in an odd number of entries and causing the last entry to have to go against the rest of the layout (centered, vs two-column) to keep things even. See more »

Connections

Featured in Inside the Actors Studio: John Cusack (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Yalla, Yalla
Written by Richard Graham, Thomas Norris, Pablo Cook, Joe Strummer (as John Mellor)
Performed by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (as Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros)
Published by BMG Songs Inc (ASCAP) / Universal Music Publishing Limited Administered by Universal - Polygram International Publishing,
Inc (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Mercury
By Arrangement with Universal Music Group
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A really fun ride
23 April 2008 | by Gimme_FictionSee all my reviews

I don't want to spend to long here rambling about the plot- you've seen the trailer, and if you haven't its online. I don't recommend seeing it though- it was poorly crafted and didn't pack any of the laughs or magic from the film. So those avoiding this film due to its lousy trailer should give this one a chance. It's really funny. I was blown away by the cleverness and originality in this film. The first 40 minutes had me on the floor in hysterics- my only problem was that it unnecessarily evolved into a bad Austin Powers film in the final 20. This however, is one of the few films where the campy ending didn't make me dislike the rest of the film (which is normally the case). Everyone gives a great performance (especially Joan Cusack) and there are some really great moments throughout. I personally plan on seeing it again when it comes out- only to catch all the details which I was laughing over during the first viewing!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hungarian

Release Date:

13 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brand Hauser: Stuff Happens See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,336, 25 May 2008

Gross USA:

$580,862

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,296,184
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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