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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.

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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:

Middle Men See more »

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film reunites George Gallo with John Ashton and Robert Forster since their participation in Trapped in Paradise (1994) and 29th Street (1991) respectively. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when Buck and Wayne were driving in the van with the Carl Jr's trash on the hood there was a french fry container featuring new natural cut fries that were released in the beginning of 2009, but the movie is set in 1997. See more »

Quotes

Jack Harris: She was right, I wasn't there anymore. I'd become addicted to a lifestyle of money, sex, and power that was lightyears away from family... or anything I'd ever experienced. You see the biggest problem with my addiction, was that like all addictions, it sneaks up on you slowly; you give into it incrementally... in an almost imperceptible way. The other thing about it was that it wasn't the kind of addiction that you would wake up with a hangover. It wasn't the kind of thing that would rob you of...
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Connections

References The Untouchables (1959) See more »

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In The Moment
Written by Ted Silbert
Performed by tedhed
Courtesy of Silbert Music
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Seriously underrated, action/comedy/drama
18 September 2011 | by knower_mobileSee all my reviews

A movie about family values, about vices and how people succumb to them, a movie about money and power and the fact that there's never "enough".

A beautifully crafted piece of work that keeps you in pretty much throughout. Performance is great from Luke Wilson and the story goes seamless.

One little, probably needless, piece of action that I didn't quite understand why it was there, is the confusion at the end with Russian mafia taking the wrong "thing", but it's probably just me and it's not that bad anyway.

Definitely deserves more than the actual 6.7 it's got. Also recommend "Limitless" and "Fracture".


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