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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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What would you do to get out of debt? 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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"The other Zack" that Zack and Miri meet at their 10th High School reunion is supposed to be an old classmate of theirs. That should place the attendees at about the age of 28 years old. Kenny Hotz, who portrayed "The other Zack" was forty years old at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

Zack and Miri are supposed to live in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, yet right next to the coffee shop is a Hollywood Tans. Despite claims to the contrary, there are Hollywood Tans all over the US - including in Monroeville, PA. See more »

Quotes

Lester: Hey Stacey. You like dogs?
Stacey: Yeah. Especially pocket dogs.
Lester: Oh. I really liked porking you. It made my dick feel good.
Stacey: Me too. Except for the dick part because I don't have one but the good part.
Lester: Cool. Well, see ya.
Stacey: Bye.
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Crazy Credits

An infomercial for "Zack and Miri Make YOUR Porno" interrupts the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Scream 4 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Me Clear My Throat (Klassic Cool Original Version)
Written by DJ Kool (as John Bowman), The 45 King (as Mark James), and Mark Jones
Performed by DJ Kool
Courtesy of American Recordings
Contains a sample of "The 900 Number"
Written by The 45 King (as Mark James)
Performed by The 45 King (as 45 King)
Courtesy of Tuff City Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
Also contains a sample of "Hollywood Swinging"
Written by Allen Westfield, Claydes Smith, Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell),
Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Ronald Bell, Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas),
, and George Funky Brown (as George Brown)
Performed by Kool & The Gang
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Enterprises
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First off, do not watch this with your parent, grandparents or in-laws.
15 February 2009 | by dave-3797See all my reviews

First off, do not watch this with your parent, grandparents or in-laws. You can definitely feel that this is a Kevin Smith feel, and the fact that it has Jason Mewes in it could have been a strong hint also. Zack and Miri Make a Porno is a strange but enjoyable love story, cleverly written by Smith so that you do actually feel the romance behind the porn.

No this movie isn't a major Hollywood blockbuster, and it is definitely not for everyone, if you're a prude give it a miss, but if light hearted and don't mind movies with the full range of body organs then I would recommend watching this!


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