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Middle Men (2009)

12 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 6 August 2010 (USA)
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Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals, and struggles not to drown in a sea of con men, mobsters, drug addicts, and porn stars.

Director:

George Gallo

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Jack Harris
Giovanni Ribisi ... Wayne Beering
Gabriel Macht ... Buck Dolby
James Caan ... Jerry Haggerty
Jacinda Barrett ... Diana Harris
Kevin Pollak ... Curt Allmans
Laura Ramsey ... Audrey Dawns
Rade Serbedzija ... Nikita Sokoloff
Terry Crews ... James
Kelsey Grammer ... Frank Griffin
Graham McTavish ... Ivan Sokoloff
Robert Forster ... Louie LA LA
John Ashton ... Morgan
Jason Antoon ... Denny Z
Martin Kove ... US Senator
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Storyline

Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. Written by napierslogs

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Taglines:

Money. Sex. Murder. Greed. Corruption. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

MySpace | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arabulucu See more »

Filming Locations:

Avondale, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$325,641, 8 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$723,714, 22 August 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,493,605, 1 June 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ron Cadwell, who plays the town car driver, is in real-life, also owner of an internet billing company, and is a friend of Producer Christopher Mallick. See more »

Goofs

When Jack Harris (Luke Wilson) first meet Audrey Dawns (Laura Ramsey) she states her age as 24. In one of the later scenes in the movie with her in Jack Harris in a voice-over (long after the first meeting) refers to her as a '23 year old porn star'. See more »

Quotes

Audrey Dawns: I think there's just too much emphasis on guilt. All this guilt, guilt, guilt. Guilt for what? I'll bet if you ask any old timer in one of those old folks homes, they'd tell you they regret the stuff they didn't do. Not the stuff that they did do.
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Written by Judith Abbot (as Judith Abbott), Dunstan Bruce (as Duncan Bruce), Paul Greco, Darren Hammer (as Darren Hamer), Alice Nutter (as Anne Holden), Nigel Hunter, Louise Watts and Allen Whalley (as Allan Whalley)
Performed by Chumbawamba
Courtesy of Republic/Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Courtesy of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG
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An extremely entertaining dark comedy, Underrated Film!
6 December 2011 | by lil_mexx31See all my reviews

I've always been a fan of Luke Wilson, and have preferred his work over Owen's. Middle Men is not your typical Luke Wilson comedy, It's much rather a cross between a Guy Ritchie and Martin Scorsese movie. That's not a bad thing by any means. What Middle Men will do is keep you entertained and engaged from beginning to end. Whether it's Wayne & Buck arguing back and forth, or Jack's ability or lack thereof,of balancing his family life and business.

The cast is pretty impressive with James Caan and Kevin Pollack also lending their talents. Everyone played their part well especially Giovanni Ribisi's performance as the coke'd up "Wayne Beering". His mannerism's and habit's were entertaining.

Overall I loved this film for what it was, a dark comedy centred around the internet porn industry. The soundtrack is great, which i might add is very "Scorsese esque". Loved the use of 2 Pac's California Love =) It's an intelligent film full of dark humour about pornography. My only gripes with Middle Men would be the pacing of the story, i feel if they had a longer runtime it would have flowed through effortlessly. They are minor issues though, they balanced the comedy well with the crime elements of the plot. It should be said that "Middle Men" is very underrated, and I would recommend it to fan's of dark humour and pornography, which after watching this movie, is every male living on the planet. Check it out, you won't regret it.


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