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Meet the Spartans (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 January 2008 (USA)
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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

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,233,676, 1 May 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,646,831, 15 March 2009
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(unrated)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The narrator introduces Xerxes as looking like the fat guy from Borat, he's played by Ken Davitian who played the fat guy in Borat. See more »

Goofs

When Leonidas asks Queen Margo to marry him by writing "Marry Me" on her chest with a sharpie pen, the camera changes positions a couple times during the scene. The words disappear each time the camera switches to the wider shot. See more »

Quotes

Captain: [as Leonidas is beating up his son] I remember when my father used to beat me.
Queen Margo: Rites of Passage?
Captain: No, my father was an alcoholic.
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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 Spartacus (1960) See more »

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Get Down
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Zach Danziger and Vincent Alfieri
Performed by Cham Pain
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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Worst movie i've seen in a theater
26 January 2008 | by jj_nineSee all my reviews

I was recently forced to sit through Meet the Spartans. Ill start by saying that i'm very sick of all this epic/date/scary movie junk. It's been overdone and only appeals to people under the age of 9. The humor in this movie was just as awful as i thought it would be and i could predict the entire movie. I was told before-hand that it was only about 90 minutes, and was a little upset id be paying for that. After watching the movie i was beyond glad that i only had to be tortured for that long, rather than the usual 2 hours. I'll close by saying that if you're forced to watch this movie, rip your eyes out of your skull and pour salt into your head. It will be much more enjoyable.


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