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Middle Men (2009)

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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.

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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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The Guys Who Brought the XXX to the www. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MySpace | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Avondale, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$325,641, 8 August 2010

Gross USA:

$754,301

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$754,301
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

At several points in the film that are clearly dated 1997-1998 individuals are shown driving a Cadillac Escalade. The Cadillac Escalade was not manufactured and sold until 1999; and furthermore the model shown in the film is actually the redesigned version that was introduced as the 2002 model in January of 2001. See more »

Quotes

Jack Harris: I have no interest in making a living creating porn.
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Connections

References The Untouchables (1959) See more »

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Tubthumping
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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Seriously how did this movie not get any attention?
27 February 2011 | by Sweet_and_Lowdown77See all my reviews

I was skeptical about this film. I know it says it got a theatrical release, but it must've been on only a couple screens.

If you are thinking about watching this movie, do it. It's wonderful. I gave it 8 out of 10. There was a little too much Voice Over narration, but this was a great story, well acted and well directed. Luke Wilson's never been a great thespian, but here, he's very good. Giovanni Ribisi overacts, but here it works. Gabriel Macht, who I have never liked was great. And Laura Ramsey was gorgeous and great. I could have done without Jacinda Barrett, but hey, that might just be me.

In a day and age where crap gets 3000 screens (I'm talking to you Season of the witch, drive angry, hall pass, the roommate), it's a shame this was not released wide and could not find an audience.

To the filmmakers... very well done. To the distributer: you could have done better.


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