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Serving Sara (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 August 2002 (USA)
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A process server tries to serve an elusive female target.

Director:

Reginald Hudlin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Perry ... Joe Tyler
Elizabeth Hurley ... Sara Moore
Vincent Pastore ... Tony
Bruce Campbell ... Gordon Moore
Cedric the Entertainer ... Ray Harris
Amy Adams ... Kate
Terry Crews ... Vernon
Jerry Stiller ... Milton the Cop
Marshall Bell ... Warren Cebron
Derek Southers Derek Southers ... Bouncer
Alan Ackles ... Man in Elevator (scenes deleted)
Robin McGee Robin McGee ... Jimmy the Elevator Operator
Brent Duncan ... Blackjack Dealer
Eli Jacques Eli Jacques ... Woman at Blackjack Table
John Wayne Shafer John Wayne Shafer ... Pit Boss
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Storyline

A process server, Joe Tyler (played by Matthew Perry) is given the task of serving divorce papers on Sara Moore (Elizabeth Hurley), the wife of of a wealthy Texas businessman. To do so he needs to contend with her attempts at evasion and the attempts of a colleague to undermine him. Written by grantss

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Taglines:

The One Thing That Could Bring Them Together Is Revenge.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Paramount [United States]

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flipping the Mark See more »

Filming Locations:

Arlington, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,758,236, 25 August 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,930,185, 1 December 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,146,150
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Matthew Perry shot the scene where Joe is running from Tony who is driving a monster truck with a broken foot. According to director Reggie Hudlin if he had stumbled he would have been ran over. See more »

Goofs

When Sara originally makes up the "contract" between herself and Joe, she does not sign her name on the bottom, writing only "One Million Dollars". Later on when Joe shows her the contract, her name is signed on the bottom. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Moore: This better get done, or I'm gonna hang your ass out to dry, you understand?
[hangs up phone]
Ray Harris: [mocking Gordon] 'This better get done, or else I'll hang your ass out to dry'. Jesus! A redneck telling a black man he gonna hang him! That's the new millennium.
[yells out into the hall]
Ray Harris: Page Tony! And get Farrakhan and 'em on the phone... I think they might want a trip down there!
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Soundtracks

Hijo de King Kong (Son of Kong)
Written by Coati Mundi (as Coati Mundi Hernandez)
Performed by Coati Mundi
Courtesy of Coati Mundi Productions
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Not Such a Bad Comedy
28 January 2006 | by RoodyManSee all my reviews

Frankly, the amount of stars this movie received on this site is sickening. I honestly found this movie to be an adequately comical film, and can't see how it only received 4.8 out of 10. Now, obviously it wasn't the best movie I've ever seen, but I did find myself laughing at it quite frequently. I really can't think of anything major that would yield such a low score. The acting was good, the cast had Mathew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley, Jerry Stiller, Cedric the Entertainer, a cameo from Mike Judge, and someone who I believe deserves to be in many more movies, Bruce Campbell. The story was sufficiently original, and the movie had, a brilliant, yet unforeseen twist towards the end. The only thing I could possibly think of for people giving this movie such a low rating, is that people tend to over-analyze comedies way too much. You can't expect a drama movie to be the same as a comedy, it just doesn't work that way. Personally, I would like to see this movie again, and feel that it deserves a better rating on this site than it obtained.


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