Middle Men (film)


Middle Men (film)
Middle Men
Luke Wilson is pictured inside the uterus of a woman.
Theatrical poster
Directed by George Gallo
Produced by Christopher Mallick
William Sherak
Jason Shuman
Michael Weiss
Written by George Gallo
Andy Weiss
Starring Luke Wilson
Giovanni Ribisi
Gabriel Macht
James Caan
Music by Brian Tyler
Cinematography Lukas Ettlin
Editing by Malcolm Campbell
Studio Oxymoron Entertainment
Mallick Media
Distributed by Paramount Vantage[1]
Release date(s) May 17, 2009 (2009-05-17) (Cannes)
August 6, 2010 (2010-08-06) (United States)
Running time 105 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $20 million[2]
Box office $754,301[2][3]

Middle Men is a 2010 comedy-drama film directed by George Gallo and written by Gallo and Andy Weiss. It stars Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht and James Caan.[4] The film is based on the experiences of producer Christopher Mallick at Paycom, an internet billing company dealing with the U.S. pornography industry.

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Plot

In 1997, straight-and-narrow businessman Jack Harris (Luke Wilson) who builds the first online billing company dealing exclusively with adult entertainment, finds himself in the middle of a whirlwind filled with porn stars, con men, Russian mobsters, federal agents, and international terrorists. Caught between a porn star and the FBI, Harris learns that even becoming one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs of his generation may not be enough to keep him out of trouble.

Cast

Release

Middle Men was released on August 6, 2010.

The first official theatrical trailer for the film was released on June 16, 2010.[5]

A red band trailer was released on July 10, 2010.

A long take sequence taking place at an orgy was cut from the film. The scene's inclusion would have pushed the film from an R rating to an NC17 rating. The scene was subsequently leaked to adult video clip website Pornhub.[6] It was subsequently included on the home-video release.

Reception

The film received mixed reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 41% based on 46 reviews. The site consensus is "Middle Men benefits from a solid cast, particularly Luke Wilson, but its muddled script lets them down".[7] Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 60% based on reviews from 20 critics.[8]

The film grossed only $733,000 at the box office during its three-week run. The budget was $20 million.[2]

Home Media

Middle Men was released February 8, 2011.

Soundtrack

Two soundtrack albums were released, both on August 3, 2010: Middle Men: Original Motion Picture Score, composed by Brian Tyler, and Middle Men: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, collecting songs used in the film.

Score

All songs written and composed by Brian Tyler

Soundtrack

References

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