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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

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Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

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Kevin Smith

Writer:

Kevin Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Banks ... Miri
Seth Rogen ... Zack
Craig Robinson ... Delaney
Gerry Bednob ... Mr. Surya
Edward Janda Edward Janda ... Customer
Nicholas Lombardi Nicholas Lombardi ... Teen #1
Chris Milan Chris Milan ... Teen #2
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith ... Betsy (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
Kenny Hotz ... Zack II
Brandon Routh ... Bobby Long
Anne Wade Anne Wade ... Roxanne
Justin Long ... Brandon
Tom Savini ... Jenkins
Jeff Anderson ... Deacon
Jim Norton ... Auditioner (as Jimmy Norton)
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Storyline

Zack and Miri are two lifelong platonic friends who make an adult film to pay the rent of their apartment. With their friend Delaney, the couple set out for auditionees for their porn film, but in the process of filming, they realize they feel more for each other than they had before. Written by Fashionisto

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Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks made a movie so titillating we can only show you these drawings. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R on appeal for strong crude sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kevin Smith Minnesota Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,065,630, 2 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,457,946, 29 January 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,105,111, 31 December 2010
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In one sex scene, Lester (Jason Mewes) flips his tie around, so it's hanging down his back. This was done because Jason has Writer and Director Kevin Smith's daughter's name (Harley Quinn Smith) tattooed down his back, and used the tie to hide the tattoo. See more »

Goofs

When Zack and Miri come home from their high school reunion, Zac has a trophy in his hand. There is no reason explained in the DVD cut why he has a trophy. However, in the deleted scenes part of the DVD, there was a scene where Zac and Miri won a trophy for being the people who lived the closest to their high school as opposed to the trophy for people who moved the furthest away from their high school and it is pointed out Zac and Miri live across the street from their high school. See more »

Quotes

Zack Brown: Editor and DP, looks like you got your shit covered.
Deacon: Do not say 'shit covered' to me again.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the end credits, there is a list of Kevin Smith's websites. After the lengthy list it says, "Christ, I spend too much time on the internet..." See more »

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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Like Honey
Written by Jim Reid and William Reid
Performed by The Jesus & Mary Chain (as The Jesus and Mary Chain)
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Do Not Leave the Theater Before the Bluescreen
9 November 2008 | by arelxSee all my reviews

For those who love the movies of Kevin Smith (the King of Bathos) as much as I do, it's important that you wait until you see the bluescreen before you leave the theater. That's right, watch the titles, wait *through* the color bar, and don't leave until you see the parental guidance screen (again). I'd be writing a spoiler if I told you why, but if you like this movie you'll want to keep watching till it's *all over*.

This clearly is not a movie for prudes or anyone who can be offended by (in no order) making fun of gay people (in a friendly way), making fun of heterosexual people (in a friendly way), poop jokes, in fact, jokes about or show of any bodily function, including copulation, swearwords of any variety, making fun of sex, making fun of marriage, someone sitting on a toilet, um well, offended by just about anything. In fact, if you can be offended by anything except violence and intolerance, this movie is probably not for you.

However, if you'd like some lighthearted fun about cappuccino-flavored love, and you like Kevin Smith's stuff, go for it.


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