After a personal visit by God himself, the eccentric construction worker Gary Faulkner takes the decision to embark on an adventure in the badlands of Pakistan to bring Al-Qaeda's leader Osama Bin Laden to justice.


Larry Charles





Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Gary Faulkner
Russell Brand ... God
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Marci Mitchell
Amar Chadha-Patel ... Osama Bin Laden / Shoe Bomber (as Amer Chadha-Patel)
Paul Scheer ... Pickles
Will Sasso ... Roy
Chenoa Morison Chenoa Morison ... Lizzie
Denis O'Hare ... Agent Doss
Rainn Wilson ... Agent Simons
Qualid Mezouar Qualid Mezouar ... Front Desk Clerk
Zakaria Atifi Zakaria Atifi ... Hotel Security Guard (as Attifi Zakaria)
Mohamad Zeroual Mohamad Zeroual ... Airplane Passenger #1
Wafaa Chaib Wafaa Chaib ... Flight Attendant
My Driss Maarouf My Driss Maarouf ... Airplane Passenger #2
Youssef Ait Mansour Youssef Ait Mansour ... Pakistani Customs Agent #1


Frustrated with the U.S. Government for its fruitless efforts to bring down Al-Qaeda's leader Osama Bin Laden, the eccentric middle-aged, part-time construction worker Gary Faulkner, after a personal visit by God himself, takes the decision to embark on an adventure in the badlands of Pakistan to get the job done. With the intention to bloodlessly capture and bring the infamous, yet, elusive leader to justice, Colorado's former handyman turned vigilante, will overlook his problems with diabetes and meticulously prepare for the long and perilous journey. Between reality and pre-dialysis hallucinations, armed only with a teleshop katana and a Stars and Stripes hang glider, this American samurai on a mission from God is determined to take matters into his own hands and succeed at any cost. Is he a hero or a crackpot? Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


According to Nicolas Cage, director Larry Charles didn't get a final cut. Co-star Paul Scheer revealed in his 'Unspooled' podcast that the film was distributed by the company of Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein, who were notorious for re-editing movies against their directors' wishes. To circumvent this problem, Charles had frequent discussions with his editor about what shots he needed. He purposefully limited the amount of footage shot and did a lot of in-camera editing as to give the Weinsteins less opportunity to interfere with the final product. This didn't stop them from re-cutting the film and giving it a limited release, however. See more »


God: What is that Nicholas Cage doing in my movie?
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Crazy Credits

During the ending credits, real news footage of Gary Faulkner is shown. The footage ends with a statement, "Gary is currently planning to use the money made from this film to buy a kidney so that he can continue his mission." See more »


References The Living Daylights (1987) See more »


Swing and Sway
Written by Ken Morrison
Performed by Morrie Morrison Orchestra
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Very cute, quirky comedy
21 December 2016 | by quridleySee all my reviews

There's Hollywood action star Nic Cage. There's multifaceted, serious actor Nic Cage. And then there's wacky, experimental Nic Cage.

Nic Cage goes back to his roots in smaller quirky comedies and explodes off the screen in every scene. He's in almost every scene and, while the script is mediocre, Cage elevates what would've been a forgettable C-movie into a fun and funny B-movie. This is proof that Cage is better than ever and capable of A+ material. Hope this is a sign of a comeback.

Its no Raising Arizona or Vampire's Kiss, but its good fluff. I think it was directed well enough but the script was too bare and the editing was a little sloppy. Cage has the most meat with his role and none of the other performers have much to do but react to him, instead of play off him. Would've been great to see Cage riff with these very funny and improv style performers, especially Rainn Wilson. Cage will make more comedies tho.

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17 November 2016 (Singapore) See more »

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