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Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

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Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

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Kevin Smith

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Banks ... Miri
Seth Rogen ... Zack
Craig Robinson ... Delaney
Gerry Bednob ... Mr. Surya
Edward Janda Edward Janda ... Customer
Nicholas Lombardi Nicholas Lombardi ... Teen #1
Chris Milan Chris Milan ... Teen #2
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith ... Betsy (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
Kenny Hotz ... Zack II
Brandon Routh ... Bobby Long
Anne Wade Anne Wade ... Roxanne
Justin Long ... Brandon
Tom Savini ... Jenkins
Jeff Anderson ... Deacon
Jim Norton ... Auditioner (as Jimmy Norton)
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Storyline

Zack and Miri are two lifelong platonic friends who make an adult film to pay the rent of their apartment. With their friend Delaney, the couple set out for auditionees for their porn film, but in the process of filming, they realize they feel more for each other than they had before. Written by Fashionisto

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Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks made a movie so titillating we can only show you these drawings. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R on appeal for strong crude sexual content including dialogue, graphic nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kevin Smith Minnesota Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,065,630, 2 November 2008

Gross USA:

$31,457,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,106,992
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For some more conservative U.S. retail chains, the title on the cover of the DVD and Blu-ray was changed to just "Zack and Miri", much to the chagrin of Kevin Smith. See more »

Goofs

In the trailers, when Delaney (Craig Robinson) says the line "Han Solo and Princess Leia ain't never had no sex in Star Wars," Lester (Jason Mewes) can be seeing mouthing the line along with him. This is reported to be an intentional reference to a famous goof in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back where Harrison Ford can be seen mouthing Carrie Fisher's line. See more »

Quotes

Zack Brown: [imagining Miri in a porn film] Oh, my God, yeah.
Miriam Linky: What? You got an idea?
Zack Brown: We could make a porno.
Miriam Linky: Not the idea I was lookin' for.
Zack Brown: What? No, that is a fuckin' awesome idea. Are you shitting me? That guy, Brandon St. Randy, Bobby Long's boyfriend, he said he makes a hundred grand a year because he shoots and distributes his own porno flicks.
Miriam Linky: If it's so easy, how come everybody doesn't do it?
Zack Brown: Because other people have options - and dignity - which we do not have, which puts us in an amazingly ...
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Crazy Credits

At the very end, after all the credits, Lester (Jason Mewes) says, "way to fuck, Zack." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Money Shots (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
Written by Les Claypool, Larry Lalonde (as Reid LaLonde) and Tim Alexander
Performed by Primus
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Unused potential
30 August 2010 | by valnaut16See all my reviews

Although this movie had a nice start,with quite a few good jokes it failed to become much more than that.I was hoping to see something different,a breath of fresh air in the mass off generic,cheap teenage comedies.Unfortunately Zack and Miri are stuck somewhere in the middle of an sandwich and it's not pleasant at all.The first half of the movie I admire the most.This part is filled with something,not to say original but different,and actually has something fresh to bring to audience.Closer we are getting to ending movie starts dragging us in different direction,from unique and funny comedy towards cheap romantic flick filled with every possible cliché there is in a book.Actually it started becoming so bad it literally erased all enjoyable moments this movie did offer.Only thing that stopped me from turning it off was pure boredom.Disappointed,to say at least.


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