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You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 6 June 2008 (USA)
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An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Zohan
... Phantom
... Dalia
... Michael
... Gail
... Oori
... Salim
... James
... Walbridge
... Mrs. Greenhouse
... Hamdi
Daoud Heidami ... Nasi
... Kevin
... Yosi
... Zohan's Mother (as Dina Doronne)
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Storyline

Zohan Dvir works as a Special Agent and lives with his orthodox parents in Israel. He wants to give up this life full of dangerous encounters with Palestinians. While in the process of apprehending a Palestinian activist known simply as the Phantom, he fakes his death, hides in a dog-kennel on a plane bound for New York, and decides to try his hand as a hair-stylist. He is refused employment initially, but when he offers to work for free, Dahlia hires him as a cleaner. When a hair-stylist named Debbie quits, Zohan replaces her, winning over elderly female clientèle, and falling in love with Dahlia herself. Before Zohan could propose to her, Dahlia's landlord, Walbridge, who has been raising rents regularly, hires skinhead goons to terrorize the neighborhood, creates misunderstandings between Jews, Muslims, Arabs, and Palestinians, and drives them out, so as to enable him to construct a new building which is topped by a roller coaster. When Zohan decides to confront these skinheads, he... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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He's silky, smooth and harder than trigonometry! See more »

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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6 June 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No te metas con Zohan  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,531,374, 8 June 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,018,837

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$199,936,011
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Trivia

Adam Sandler's longtime friend and former college roommate Eric Lamonsoff, who was previously mentioned in The Wedding Singer (1998), Click (2006) and Grown Ups makes his film debut here as Hamdi's passenger. See more »

Goofs

Zohan holds his scissors incorrectly throughout the entire film. His ring finger should be in the tanged hole of the scissor as that is the proper way to use a pair of hair cutting scissors. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Danny: You don't mess with the Zohan!
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.132 (2010) See more »

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Pump Up The Jam
Written by Manuela Kamosi and Thomas De Quincey
Performed by Technotronic
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Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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Great for a laugh!!!
20 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe the amount of people slagging off this movie. If you didn't want to see what you saw, why did you go see it?

I think some people have their genres confused when they start talking about 'shedding light on conflict' blah blah. What the hell? It's an Adam Sandler movie not Schindler's list.

It's not the greatest flick there ever was, but it did give me a great laugh! So what if the humor is silly? Most of his movies have an ample dosage of silly that I for one thoroughly appreciate!

I think Don't Mess with the Zohan is best seen knowing nothing about it and having no expectations. Therefore I'm not going to tell you the whole story aside from the ending like so many people. It's not about the story anyway.

In short, to those that appreciate humor of the Adam Sandler/Will Ferrel brand.

Get into it!

--Also for the ladies, Adam Sandler looks so very HOT in this!


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