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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 Kim Jong-un, 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 ... 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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

24 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'interview qui tue! See more »

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The puppy is a Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Seth Rogen's dog Zelda plays the grown up version at the end. See more »

Goofs

The car shown when going to Supreme Leader's house is a Cadillac. All North Korean politicians and leaders usually drive older Mercedes vehicles. 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 »

Connections

References The Outsiders (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

New York Soul
Written by Ray Barretto and Louis Cruz
Performed by Ray Barretto
Courtesy of Fania Records
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Why is this movie getting high ratings?
24 December 2014 | by Nadia BhuyainSee all my reviews

Honestly I was very interested in watching this movie when I saw the trailer however almost 45 min into it I hadn't even cracked a smile. I expected a lot more from this film, especially being a big fan of seth and franco. This movie has a few puns here an there but overall a terrible movie, expect garbage. If it hadn't been for all the controversy surrounded around it I'm sure it would've gotten mediocre reviews all around. I honestly don't understand the 9+ stars from some reviewers, it's satire but not comedically well written in any sense. Save yourself the trouble, don't bother watching it. Seth and Franco gave a good performance but the movie had a lame plot and subpar lines.


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