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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

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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Taglines:

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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Details

Official Sites:

MySpace | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arabulucu See more »

Filming Locations:

Avondale, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$325,641, 8 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$723,714, 22 August 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,493,605, 1 June 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hollie Winnard was the model for the posters and cover art. See more »

Goofs

In the opening monologue, the teenager masturbating in the 1980s is wearing a Zoo York cap. The brand was only created in 1993. See more »

Quotes

Curt Allmans: Get out. Now. Yesterday, if possible.
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Connections

References The Untouchables (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

California Love Remix
Written by Woodrow Cunningham, Norman Durham, Mikel Hooks, Ronald Hudson, Larry Troutman and Roger Troutman
Performed by Tupac Shakur (as 2Pac)
Courtesy of Wide Awake - Death Row Entertainment LLC o/b/o Wide Awake Entertainment Group, Inc.
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Fairly Entertaining, Even if Scorcese Wannabe
11 February 2011 | by tomcozumelSee all my reviews

I agree with the critics who say Gallo (director) borrowed heavily from Scorcese, and I might even add the background music choices seemed to be "Scorcesian". However, if you can get past that, you might find the movie fairly entertaining and at times hilarious, thanks to some quite original plot twists and turns. Wilson, Ribisi, Cain, Sherbedgia and the rest of the crew were well cast. It's sad that there's total dross that reaps tens of millions of dollars at the box office, while something that's far from a stinker such as this earned a pitiful $700,000, but perhaps the R rating had something to do with it. There actually is not a lot of nudity or sex in the movie, except for a fair bit of amusing talk and suggestive scenes about male masturbation, which is there to poke fun at the porn industry.


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