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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

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The biggest cast ever assembled for the most outrageous comedy ever made. 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,828,771, 10 March 2013
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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Features an incredible cast of actors who have appeared in major roles in superhero movies:
  • Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014))
  • Steven Merchant (Logan (2017))
  • Liev Schrieber (X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009))
  • Seth Macfarlane (Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2007))
  • Hugh Jackman (the X-Men franchise)
  • Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017))
  • Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns (2006))
  • Uma Thurman (Batman & Robin (1997))
  • Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man (2015))
  • Leslie Bibb (Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010))
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick Ass (2010), Kick Ass 2 (2013))
  • Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick Ass (2010), Kick Ass 2 (2013))
  • Halle Berry (X-Men (2000), X-Men 2 (2003), X-Men The Last Stand (2006), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014))
  • Terrence Howard (Iron Man (2008))
Elizabeth Banks (Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Spider-Man 3 (2007) See more »

Quotes

Fake Robin: What the hell are you doing here, Batman? You're gonna ruin this!
Fake Batman: Calm down! Look, I read on Twitter that a supervillain is gonna bomb this loser meet-and-greet so I'm here to save the day like I do all the time. I mean, you know, it's my thing. I'm the Batman.
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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

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.78 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
WCMM authors: Patty S. Hill, Mildred J. Hill
Orig. Published 1893
(p) Warner/Chappell Music
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User Reviews

 
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3 February 2013 | by pogue717See all my reviews

OK, I must be just the type of 40+ year old infant male that this movie was made for. I laughed my @$$ off. I'm convinced most of the reviewers here wouldn't know a good joke if it bit them, but to each his/her own when it comes to comedy. I don't really think its a 10, but I'm giving it that just to stick it to you humorless snobs. Perhaps you won't find this movie suitable to your "evolved" pallets, but for those of us that still laugh at farts, and make dick jokes and think seeing someone getting punched in the balls is funny, then you should be amused by this one. I can just picture you people writing your reviews while sipping tea and glaring through your monocles like some stereotype.


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