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Movie 43 (2013)

R | | Comedy | 25 January 2013 (USA)
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A series of interconnected short films follows a washed-up producer as he pitches insane story lines featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Charlie Wessler (segment "The Pitch")
Greg Kinnear ... Griffin Schraeder (segment "The Pitch")
Common ... Bob Mone (segment "The Pitch")
Charlie Saxton ... Jay (segment "The Pitch")
Will Sasso ... Jerry (segment "The Pitch")
Odessa Rae ... Danita (segment "The Pitch")
Seth MacFarlane ... Seth MacFarlane (segment "The Pitch")
Mike Meldman Mike Meldman ... Mike Meldman (segment "The Pitch")
Hugh Jackman ... Davis (segment "The Catch")
Kate Winslet ... Beth (segment "The Catch")
Julie Claire ... Pamela (segment "The Catch")
Katie Finneran ... Angie (segment "The Catch")
Roy Jenkins ... Ray (segment "The Catch")
Rocky Russo Rocky Russo ... Waiter Jake (segment "The Catch")
Anna Madigan ... Abby (segment "The Catch")
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Storyline

Ineffectual, 'has-been' film-maker (Dennis Quaid) swindles his way into an interview with a film executive (Greg Kinnear) in order to pitch an outrageous and controversial comedy manuscript. After pitching the first of his thirteen offbeat fables, the dejected artist forces the rest of his disjointed allegory on the executive at gunpoint. He tells stories of a woman on a blind date with a man who has testicles growing from his neck, in another a smitten woman offers her neck to her boyfriend to 'poop' on -as a sign of commitment and love. In yet another two parents take home-schooling to a whole new level of indecency, striving to give their isolated teenage son all the 'regular' torment and humiliation of puberty by bullying, peer-pressuring and even seducing him themselves. An off-beat, elephant-in-the-room type film. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Comedy. Exposed. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong pervasive crude and sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The framing device was initially supposed to involve three teenagers going on a treasure hunt, to find the mysterious Movie 43 of the plot, and the rest of the segments would be featured as what the characters thought was it, but wasn't. The version of the film released in the UK retains this device instead of the 'movie producer' version. See more »

Goofs

After Schraeder is shot, the main segment ends with it being revealed that it is being shot by a camera crew as part of the movie; the cameraman's shadow, used to film the scene, is visible on the black stuntman. See more »

Quotes

Fake Supergirl: Hi, I'm Supergirl.
Fake Robin: My name...
Fake Batman: [under the table speaking on an earpiece feeding to Robin's ear] I'm Robin.
Fake Robin: [to Supergirl] ... Hi, I'm Robin.
Fake Batman: [to Robin] Um, so where are you from?
Fake Robin: So where are you from?
Fake Supergirl: Krypton.
Fake Robin: Oh, Krypton. That's, that's, uh...
Fake Batman: Oh shit.
Fake Robin: Oh shit.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The "Beezel" segment runs in between the segment credits and the rest of the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The wraparound involving the segments being movie pitches was replaced in the UK Alternate Cut Version, released on the UK Blu-Ray, with an alternate wraparound about two teenagers and an 11-year-old trying to find the most banned movie in the world. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.194 (2012) See more »

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The Eternal Wonder of Love
Written by William Goodrum
Performed by William Goodrum
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So disgusting, it's almost awesome
3 January 2013 | by MyxuHSee all my reviews

OMG. I thought I knew what to expect but reality turned out to be much more stunning. This movie is something beyond the line dividing good from bad. Jokes are so trashy they make you laugh to tears. But actually the only thing that keeps this movie afloat are the actors. Without these huge Hollywood stars it would be a complete disaster, but when you see Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry and others, you unwillingly start to think that probably this movie has some value.

If you enjoy humor like in Jay and Silent Bob, you have got to see Movie 43. You'll laugh your ass of. And probably puke couple of times :)


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Truth or Dare See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,805,878, 27 January 2013

Gross USA:

$8,840,453

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,443,111
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Technical Specs

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Dolby Digital | Datasat | Dolby (Professional Reference Monitor)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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