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The Interview (2014)

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Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dave Skylark
... Aaron Rapaport
... Agent Lacey
... President Kim
... Sook
... Malcolm
... Agent Botwin
... Officer Koh
Paul Bae ... Officer Yu
... Cole
... Jackie
... Janet
... Jake
... General Jong
Don Chow ... Two-Fingered Man
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Storyline

In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight." When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Taglines:

Please do not believe these ignorant dishonorable Americans! (In Korean) See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, crude and sexual humor, nudity, some drug use and bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 December 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una loca entrevista  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,085,515, 2 January 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,105,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,342,632
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Seth Rogen's character, in the film, is named Aaron. In real-life, Rogen's middle name is Aaron. See more »

Goofs

Many North Korean flags displayed, including the ones at official cars, are flown upside down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Korean Girl: [singing] Our Beloved Leader is wise. He is gentle, kind and strong. We wish him joy. We wish him peace. We wish him love. And the one thing in our time, we wish more than this is for the United States to explode in a ball of fiery hell. May they be forced to starve and beg, and be ravaged by disease. May they be helpless, poor and sad and cold! They are arrogant and fat. They are stupid and they're evil. May they drown in their own blood and feces. Die America, die. Oh please won't...
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Crazy Credits

The Point Grey Pictures title sequence features an animation of Kim Jong-un and the North Korean Army. See more »


Soundtracks

Pon De Floor
Written by Vybz Kartel (as Adidja Palmer), Diplo (as Thomas Pentz), Switch (as Dave Taylor) and Afrojack (as Nick Van De Wall)
Performed by Major Lazer
Courtesy of Downtown Records
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Ruddy bloody excellent
22 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Chaucer - those are just some of the people who are left scrambling around on their backsides in the dust trail left behind by this film. I could attempt to rave further about it, but is simply hard to express to fellow mere mortals how sumptuous this film truly is. The film follows an overweight chap with pubic hair on his head and James Franco (that bloke you thought you recognised from that Wizard of Oz reboot thing a couple of years ago) as they, just a couple of pesky ne'er-do-wells, are tasked by the American version of MI6 to kill the leader of North Korea. Magnificent (and, to some undoubtedly, slightly erotic) joyous action ensues. I shall avoid spoilers but rest assured, the ending rivals that of Romeo and Juliet. I notice the inferior Shakespeare has had his work translated into pretty much every language on earth. I await the North Korean version with trouser-tingling anticipation.


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