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The Brass Teapot (2012)

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When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.

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Ramaa Mosley

Writers:

Tim Macy (screenplay), Ramaa Mosley (story) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Stars: Thunderbird Dinwiddie, Ben Weber, Lilyan Chauvin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juno Temple ... Alice
Michael Angarano ... John
Alexis Bledel ... Payton
Billy Magnussen ... Arnie
Alia Shawkat ... Louise
Bobby Moynihan ... Chuck
Steve Park ... Dr. Ling (as Stephen Park)
Ben Rappaport ... Ricky
Lucy Walters ... Mary
Jack McBrayer ... Joe
Debra Monk ... Trudy
Michael Delaney Michael Delaney ... Mr. Tutor
Tara Copeland ... Mrs. Tutor
Thomas Middleditch ... Gilad
Bob McClure Bob McClure ... Yoel (as Robert Michael McClure)
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Storyline

Based on the comic book series "The Brass Teapot" about a mid-twenty-year-old couple who, in these difficult economic times, finds a mysterious, magical brass teapot which makes them money but at a surprising price. After realizing the teapot's power, John and Alice must decide how far they will go to fulfill their dream. Written by Anonymous

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No Pain. No Gain.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor por conveniencia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,468, 7 April 2013

Gross USA:

$6,997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,027
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alice's name is a nod to Alice in Wonderland, in which the main character shrinks down and goes into a tea pot. See more »

Goofs

When John and Alice are in the library, Alice rips a page out of the "Magical Objects and Potions" book. When John first notices, there are certain pages to the left and right of the torn out one. In the next shot with John, they are totally different pages with the torn page still in the middle. See more »

Quotes

John: Let's review. He has at least two guns, probably a collection of knives - including the kind that curves like it was designed specifically for cutting out the entrails of smaller men with a better developed sense of humor.
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References Top Gun (1986) See more »

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I Fought The Law
Written by Sonny Curtis
Performed by 'The Strummers'
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Excellent comedy, truly original film, not 'just another movie'
8 March 2013 | by barb-627-568728See all my reviews

I truly enjoyed this movie. It has an original plot and it isn't over done. Juno Temple was wonderful, and although I'm not normally a film buff, I was so impressed with this film that I couldn't help but put a review in.

The plot was so unique, and included enough history that you really start to wonder...

A great dark comedy - it's not a stupid comedy, it can really make you think. How far would YOU go? What would YOU do if you had possession of the teapot? If a movie can make you think - actually think about what you'd do - it's a successful film, in my opinion.

Great film - great cast! This is one I'll purchase to keep in my home to watch again!


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