War, Inc.

September 4th, 2008







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Plot
A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President...

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 5.7/10 (14,652 voted)

Critic's Score: 37/100

Director: Joshua Seftel

Stars: John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff

Storyline
A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President. In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires a troubled hit man, to kill a Middle East oil minister. Now, struggling with his own growing demons, the assassin must pose as the corporation's Trade Show Producer in order to pull off this latest hit, while maintaining his cover by organizing the high-profile wedding of Yonica Babyyeah an outrageous Middle Eastern pop star, and keeping a sexy left wing reporter in check.

Writers: Mark Leyner, Jeremy Pikser

Cast:
John Cusack - Hauser
Hilary Duff - Yonica Babyyeah
Marisa Tomei - Natalie Hegalhuzen
Joan Cusack - Marsha Dillon
Dan Aykroyd - Mr. Vice President
Sergej Trifunovic - Ooq-Mi-Fay Taqnufmini
Ned Bellamy - Ooq-Yu-Fay Taqnufmini / Zubleh
John McLaughlin - Himself
Montel Williams - GuideStar Voice(voice)
Ben Kingsley - Walken / The Viceroy
Lyubomir Neikov - Omar Sharif (as Lubomir Neikov)
Nikolay Stanoev - Bhodi Bhundhang (as Nikolai Stanoev)
George Zlatarev - Director (as Georgi Zlatarev)
Bashar Rahal - Video Guy #1
Velislav Pavlov - Video Guy #2 (as Vesilav Pavlov)

Taglines: An Incendiary Political Cartoon



Details

Official Website: MySpace |

Release Date: 4 September 2008

Filming Locations: New Boyana Film Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $45,714 (USA) (25 May 2008) (2 Screens)

Gross: $580,862 (USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Srdjan Dragojevic was initially attached to direct this film. He did an extensive rewrite with his Serbian writing partner Dimitrije Vojnov. When Dragojevic left the project this draft of the screenplay was scrapped. The only piece that remained is the imaginary Democracy cigarettes brand that had already appeared in The Wounds.

Goofs:
Continuity: In the flashback, when Ben Kingsley's character aims his two guns at John Cusack's character in the garbage truck, he is holding his two guns with the two point fingers at the trigger. But when the camera switches, the left arm's finger isn't on the trigger anymore.

Quotes:
Brand Hauser: [to Yonica as she's about to get married] You can't do this. You can't do this. I won't let you. I'm your father.
Brand Hauser: [Hauser fires gun at a few people]
Brand Hauser: It's me. I've loved you since the day you were born.



User Review

Critics might be off the mark on this one...

Rating: 9/10

I thought this movie was a lot better than most movie critics are giving it credit for. Though it has its confusing parts of the plot, it doesn't greatly interfere with your understanding of the movie. That being said, If you're not open to more liberal political ideas, then this probably isn't the movie for you. I thought all the actors in the movie were outstanding. Each character has their funny moments and the audience at the Tribeca Film Festival was laughing throughout the whole thing. I thought the satire was a tad over the top in one particular area, but that's intentionally done. John Cusack is right in that although it's set in the future, it really makes you see the present.









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