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Meet the Spartans (2008)

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A spoof of 300 (2006) and many other movies, TV series/shows/commercials, video games and celebrities. King Leonidas of Sparta and his army of 12 go to war against Xerxes of Persia to fight to the death for Sparta's freedom.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Maguire ... Leonidas
Carmen Electra ... Queen Margo
Ken Davitian ... Xerxes
Kevin Sorbo ... Captain
Diedrich Bader ... Traitoro
Method Man ... Persian Emissary
Jareb Dauplaise ... Dilio
Travis Van Winkle ... Sonio
Phil Morris ... Messenger
Jim Piddock ... Loyalist / Simon Cowell Look-a-Like
Nicole Parker ... Paula Abdul Look-a-Like / Britney Spears Look-a-Like / Ellen DeGeneres Look-a-Like / Hunchback Paris
Ike Barinholtz ... Dane Cook Look-a-Like / Bond Villain / Prophet
Crista Flanagan ... Spartan Woman / Ugly Betty Look-a-Like
Hunter Clary ... Leo Jr.
Emily Wilson ... Lindsay Lohan Look-a-Like
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Storyline

The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of invading Persians whom include the Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the Autobots, and an ugly hunchbacked Paris Hilton and a shaved-head Brittany Spears. Written by matt-282

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300 had it coming (UK theatrical poster) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

As of 2019, this is one of three movies both written and directed by both Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, not to have the word "Movie" in the title. The others are Vampires Suck (2010) and The Starving Games (2013). See more »

Goofs

Leonidas is seen reading and writing early in the movie, but when Xerxes threatens to write Sparta out of the the history books, Leonidas replies: "Well that's fine by me, Xerxes, because I can't read." He was just saying that to confuse Xerxes. See more »

Quotes

Leonidas: Tonight, we dine... at Hooters!
[Hooters waitresses appear with chicken wings]
Leonidas: Eat from them everything, but tip them... nothing!
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Crazy Credits

If you stay half way through the end credits, there are some alternative scenes and outtakes to watch See more »

Alternate Versions

An unrated version was released on DVD, which features additional scenes not suitable for a PG-13 rating. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Rocky Balboa (2006) See more »

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Good to Go
Written and Performed by Daniel May
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / MasterSource
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Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer are hacks
27 January 2008 | by ToppsyKrettsSee all my reviews

Anyone who would remotely consider themselves to be a fan of the spoof genre would reject this trash. I'll be the first one to admit that taste is subjective, but the guys that made this movie lack any sort of talent for this type of movie

I implore anyone to check out the following spoof movies:

Airplane! Top Secret The Naked Gun The Naked Gun 2 1/2 Hot Shots Hot Shots: Part Deux Kentucky Fried Movie (yes, its "old" but a classic none the less) Mafia! BASEketball Scary Movie 3 Sacry Movie 4

Not all of these are great. Many are a product of their era. Some are downright "average" spoof movies, at best. But compared to "Meet the Spartans" (or Epic Movie or Date Movie) they are a BILLION times better. And they have one thing in common... Zucker / Abrahams / Zucker (also must give props to writer Pat Proft). These guys INVENTED this genre. Watch these films and you will realize Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer are talentless hacks who think just making a reference to pop culture is funny.

If Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer are reading this, I suggest you might want to watch these movies as well. You might learn a thing or two.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunting and Fishing See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,505,530, 27 January 2008

Gross USA:

$38,233,676

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,897,593
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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