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War, Inc. (2008)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hauser
... Yonica Babyyeah
... Natalie Hegalhuzen
... Marsha Dillon
... Mr. Vice President
... Ooq-Mi-Fay Taqnufmini
... Ooq-Yu-Fay Taqnufmini / Zubleh
... Himself
... GuideStar Voice (voice)
... Walken / The Viceroy
Lyubomir Neikov ... Omar Sharif (as Lubomir Neikov)
Nikolay Stanoev ... Bhodi Bhundhang (as Nikolai Stanoev)
George Zlatarev ... Director (as Georgi Zlatarev)
... Video Guy #1
Velislav Pavlov ... Video Guy #2 (as Vesilav Pavlov)
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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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When it comes to war...America means business See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 June 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brand Hauser: Stuff Happens  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,714, 25 May 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$580,862

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,299,855
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The 10th film where siblings John Cusack and Joan Cusack appear 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

Omar: Ah Hauser, love does get one into difficult situations.
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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 »


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Salam, La Paz Al Final
Written by Jean, Kamel, Maurice, Mehdi, Patrick
Performed by Alabina
Published by LoveCat Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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"...sh-t happens"

Joshua Seftel's first film - a satire of memorable proportions - is about just as the title suggests: The corporations effect on War.

The film is about a mercenary (John Cusack) traveling to Turaqistan (not a real country, fyi) to help the American government 'get their message across' to Turaqistan's leaders. He meets a reporter (Marisa Tomei) and we all know what will ensue with a lonely man + a hot reporter. Somewhere in the mix, a pop star named Yonica Babyyeah gets thrown in. As Yonica is marrying one of Turaquistan's most important people (a son of the president), a subplot is created where the mercenary must watch over this star, well, somewhat. The film starts off with a lonely Cusack in a bar; no more than fifteen seconds later, the film hooks you. With it's amusing and intriguing insight on terrorism and politics, the film's running time blows by you. The film has a lot more action than I expected, with the occasional scene of war, well choreographed fights and just sporadic scenes of murder. Though the story isn't much deep, the simplicity of it all makes the film perfect for both the common man and movie critics alike.

In the final act of the film, the simplicity of it all turns very hostile and jumbled. I thought it was executed very well, but other may disagree, and I could understand why. Twist after twist is what the ending is all about, and like most films, it is a true hit/miss situation. Regardless, the three writers on the film (Mark Leyner, Jeremy Pikser & John Cusack) did a fantastic job creating a realistic and entertaining satire on today's situation overseas.

Joshua Seftel does an excellent job insuring the film's integrity; not reducing the material to the most redundant of films (which I was afraid would happen). Seftel crafted the film as perfectly as one could: he created a vibrant atmosphere, one that is both examines harsh reality and cartoonish falsities; - contrasting them perfectly - as well as making the film feel as if you were watching it all. Seftel really gets you involved in all of the action and it pays off completely. No missteps here. Hopefully, he takes on more directorial jobs, for he is one director to look out for.


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