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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

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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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Taglines:

They Made A Movie So Naughty We Can Only Show Their Faces 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was originally going to distribute the film through their agreement with The Weinstein Company. However, they pulled out before the agreement expired. See more »

Goofs

When Zack and Miri are in the coffee shop, Miri talking about she is unwilling to sleep with a stranger. You can see a coffee pot half filled with coffee. In one of the scenes (at the end of this shot) you can see the coffee vigorously shaking, as is its just been put on the coffee stand, but the seconds both previous and after to this it's completely stable. This happens because Zack had been leaning back against the counter and when he pushes off it jars the counter slightly and disturbs the coffee in the pot. See more »

Quotes

Brandon: Oh my god... no!
Miriam Linky: What?
Brandon: Granny Panties?
Miriam Linky: Excuse me?
Brandon: This is so crazy! I was literally just watching you like right before we got here! This is you, right?
[pulls out his iPhone and shows a YouTube clip of Miri in a changing room wearing big underwear. The narrator says "My name's Granny Panties and nobody wants to fuck me! Nothing's whiter then my big gay ass."]
Miriam Linky: [Miri gasps in horror]
Zack Brown: Where'd you get that?
Brandon: Oh, I entered 'gay' and 'ass' and it was the top hit. It's had 200 thousand views in three ...
[...]
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
Written by Les Claypool, Larry Lalonde (as Reid LaLonde) and Tim Alexander
Performed by Primus
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Jesus.....it was great
20 September 2008 | by xxbogginxxSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at the opening of Fantastic Fest in Austin, with Kevin Smith live. The whole theater was roaring with laughter for at least 3/4 of the movie. If you're a fan of his films, you won't be disappointed. If you're not, get the hell on board, cause this movie is hilarious. The movie has some of his most classic scenes by far, with some great performances and spectacular lines by Justin Long, Rogen, Mewes, and Craig Robinson who steals the show. I guarantee you won't leave the theater unsatisfied. It's like Clerks 2 had sex with Dogma, and left the horrendous emotional scenes at the door, and kept the bad ass dialogue thoroughly intact.


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