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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

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Cover your eyes. Block your ears. Once you've seen it, you can't unsee it! See more »

Genres:

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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Details

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:

$8,828,771
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | Dolby (Professional Reference Monitor)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was filmed over a span of four years. Production took so long because filming had to be done around the actors' busy schedules. The segment with Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman was the first to be filmed, and producer Charles B. Wessler used it to secure the financing for the rest of the movie. He called in a lot of favors to get as many high-profile actors as possible for the other short films, most of them willing to work for a few days on something unconventional. However, almost none of the actors knew completely what the other segments were about, or how the full movie would be. When it came out, none of the major actors wanted to promote it. 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

Narrator: They're not trying to take over your world, they're just trying to find a little place in your hearts. Remember, machines: they're full of kids.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Gimme Twice
Written by Magnus Nilsson, Filip Bekic, David Larsson and Povel Olsson
Performed by The Royal Concept
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Just No.
25 January 2013 | by becca_childSee all my reviews

A group of Irish Monks needs to make payments on their belfry, so they decide to sell flowers to make money. For weeks they sell flowers, and it's going well. Too well in fact, they've begun to run the local florist, Patty O'Flannigan out of town. Well, a bit cheesed at the monks jumping in on his territory, he decides to confront them. He asks them to step off, politely, but they simply respond that, "That's no way to talk to men of God!", and throw him out of their monastery. For weeks this goes on, the monks selling flowers, and the florist getting more and more desperate to make them stop. Finally, he goes to Hugh Mactaggart, the biggest, baddest man in town -- he could get anyone to leave town -- so Patty decides he's the best way to get rid of the monks, gives him the rest of the money, and retires to bed, wary of the results. In the morning, a knock on his door reveals Mactaggart, offering a firm handshake and saying, "They shan't be botherin' ya again Patty." The moral of the story is, Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent florist friars.

I tell you this joke because it is infinitely funnier than the entirety of Movie 43.


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