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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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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 ... Himself
Montel Williams ... GuideStar Voice (voice)
Ben Kingsley ... Walken / The Viceroy
Lyubomir Neikov Lyubomir Neikov ... Omar Sharif (as Lubomir Neikov)
Nikolay Stanoev 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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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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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:

$45,714, 25 May 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$580,862

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,299,855
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The cast considered this movie to an unofficial sequel to Grosse Pointe Blank (1997). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) The American Flag hanging behind Joan Cusack when she is talking is hanging on the wrong side. See more »

Quotes

Brand Hauser: Be still my trembling hands, for how you would tremble if you knew where I would take you next.
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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

References Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

The Tourist
Written and Performed by Ray Davies
Published by Davray Music Ltd
Administered by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP)
Courtesy of V2 Music
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Incredibly witty, funny film.
23 May 2008 | by cloughy_14See all my reviews

This film definitely gets a thumbs up from me. It's witty jokes and even it's occasional stereotypical and derogatory views on Eastern European people had me in stitches throughout most of the film. It's plot is clever and 100% original and will have you guessing throughout the entire film. The one person I was most impressed with in this film was Hilary Duff. It's plain and simple to see that she has taken a leap of faith stepped outside of the 'chick-flick' genre she's used to. Her accent is excellent and her acting performance was surprisingly crisp and well-executed. It is the best performance I have ever seen from Hilary, and I have seen most of her films. Her character, Yonica Babyyeah is described as 'The Britney Spears of Eastern Europe' and this is seen in some of her mannerisms and the song, 'I want to blow you... ... ... up'. You also feel sorry for her, as her performance really grasps you, Yonica is a very complex and confused character. Joan Cusack had me laughing throughout the whole film with her sometimes slapstick humour, but also her facial expressions and so on. John Cusack's witty dialogue will probably make you chuckle throughout. I strongly recommend this film.


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