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Middle Men (2009)

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Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals, and struggles not to drown in a sea of con men, mobsters, drug addicts, and porn stars.

Director:

George Gallo

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Jack Harris
Giovanni Ribisi ... Wayne Beering
Gabriel Macht ... Buck Dolby
James Caan ... Jerry Haggerty
Jacinda Barrett ... Diana Harris
Kevin Pollak ... Curt Allmans
Laura Ramsey ... Audrey Dawns
Rade Serbedzija ... Nikita Sokoloff
Terry Crews ... James
Kelsey Grammer ... Frank Griffin
Graham McTavish ... Ivan Sokoloff
Robert Forster ... Louie LA LA
John Ashton ... Morgan
Jason Antoon ... Denny Z
Martin Kove ... US Senator
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Storyline

Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. Written by napierslogs

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Money. Sex. Murder. Greed. Corruption. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film reunites George Gallo with John Ashton and Robert Forster since their participation in Trapped in Paradise (1994) and 29th Street (1991) respectively. See more »

Goofs

Though set in 1997, when walking into the bar to meet the Russians for the first time, the car out side is a 2008 Ferrari f430. In 1997, a f355 would have been correct. See more »

Quotes

Audrey Dawns: I think there's just too much emphasis on guilt. All this guilt, guilt, guilt. Guilt for what? I'll bet if you ask any old timer in one of those old folks homes, they'd tell you they regret the stuff they didn't do. Not the stuff that they did do.
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Connections

References Splendor in the Grass (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Oye Como Va
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Tito Puente
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Highly recommended to anyone looking for a tantalizing and action packed crime movie!
17 January 2011 | by MovieHunter84See all my reviews

Middle Men is a film that many should watch and understand how the possibility of purchasing products online was created. This film offered an extremely entertaining perspective on Internet porn and offered a thrilling ride of crime fighting and hustling.  Luke Wilson who plays a level headed character finds himself in all sorts of messes and throughout this film can you really understand how a normal guy could get caught up in a crazy world.  Luke is perfect for this role and really shines with Giovanni Ribisi and Gabriel Macht.  These three guys together blew me away.  I found myself watching this film laughing, feeling exhilarated, and intrigued to learn about another world I had no idea about (Internet Porn).   It's interesting to hear what really happens in this kind of world and how people can overcome obstacles.  Especially, when their family is on the line.

I would highly recommend this film to anyone looking to watch a tantalizing and action packed crime movie.  I will definitely buy this movie when it comes out on DVD.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Middle Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Avondale, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$325,641, 8 August 2010

Gross USA:

$754,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$754,301
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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