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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 »

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Gunn would go on to direct Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 (2017) See more »

Quotes

Robert: Hey, guys! Come check out this kid's weird pubes!
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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

References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Cleveland
Written by William Goodrum
Performed by William Goodrum
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Worst movie I have EVER seen
26 January 2013 | by tleez22See all my reviews

I don't know what is wrong with the previous reviewer of this movie but apparently he/she is blind, deaf or was reading a book during this movie. It is simply awful. And by the way, the synopsis on this site isn't even close to being correct. The plot is a guy (Dennis Quaid) who is trying to pitch his many ridiculous movie ideas to a studio exec (Greg Kinnear). As Quaid is apparently describing them to Kinnear, a clip of the movie is shown to the audience. The ideas are completely absurd, uninspired and not at all funny in any way. It's a shame that all these top-name actors are so desperate for money to make such a film. Bigger shame is they won't get a dime! Save your money and your valuable time and don't see this movie!


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