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The Interview (2014)

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Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapaport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Jong-Un Kim, they are recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.

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Dan Sterling (screenplay), Seth Rogen (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... Dave Skylark
Seth Rogen ... Aaron Rapaport
Lizzy Caplan ... Agent Lacey
Randall Park ... President Kim
Diana Bang ... Sook
Timothy Simons ... Malcolm
Reese Alexander ... Agent Botwin
James Yi James Yi ... Officer Koh
Paul Bae Paul Bae ... Officer Yu
Geoff Gustafson ... Cole
Dominique Lalonde ... Jackie
Anesha Bailey ... Janet
Anders Holm ... Jake
Charles Rahi Chun ... General Jong
Don Chow Don Chow ... Two-Fingered Man
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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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Their trip to North Korea just went south. See more »


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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg started seriously talking about making the movie during the making of This Is the End (2013). See more »

Goofs

When Dave and Aaron are talking, just before the actual interview, square LED studio lights can be seen reflected in Aaron's glasses. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Korean Girl: [singing in Korean] 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 ...
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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 »

Connections

References The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

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The First Comedy In A While That Made Me Laugh!
1 January 2020 | by TheHoodOfSwordsSee all my reviews

First off, I will start by saying I usually don't watch comedies because I never laugh at them. This movie however had me laughing the most I have been at a comedy in at least half a year. The movie starts off very comedic-ally centered, but in the second and third act it becomes much more of a action movie. Which I actually enjoy. I look at this movie as a movie, not as any of the controversy surrounding it.

Seth Rogen and James Franco are brilliant in this film, and the movie pokes fun at both North Korea and the USA. The movie tries to make the audience realize the type of news and media they are consuming.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

24 December 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,794,666, 28 December 2014

Gross USA:

$6,105,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,782,625
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2.35 : 1
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