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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

Writer:

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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Taglines:

What would you do to get out of debt? 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

This is not the first movie in which Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks have sex. In The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Rogen's character Cal and friends walk in on Banks' character in a bathtub with Steve Carell. Carell's character leaves with his friends, minus Cal, who removes his shirt and walks toward Beth, who waves him forward. Though not seen, the sex is implied. See more »

Goofs

When Zach and Miri are leaving the bar (the West End Cafe) they are shown walking down the street. In Reality, the street and direction they are walking down actually leads to the West End Cafe. 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

An infomercial for "Zack and Miri Make YOUR Porno" interrupts the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Six Pack (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sex and Candy
Written by John Wozniak
Performed by Marcy Playground
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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User Reviews

film's content is risky but it works
5 November 2008 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Zack Brown and Miriam Linky are platonic best friends, roommates, and underachievers who've known each other since the first grade. They're both perfectly content with their below average status, until they find themselves eyeball deep in debt and facing the threat of eviction. The solution? Make an adult video hoping it will provide the financial stability they so desperately need, but can their lifelong friendship survive the complication of sex? On the surface this raunchy comedy is nothing more than an outrageously vulgar, foulmouthed version of When Harry met Sally, but at its heart is a sweet, genuine, and believable analysis of the frailties prevalent in a male-female friendship. Not always uproariously funny, but easily likable with a script that challenges viewers to keep track of enough sexually explicit dialogue for three films! Rogen and Banks have great chemistry. ***


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