War, Inc.

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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.