War, Inc.

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An assassin posing as a trade-show producer fixes his crosshairs on a Middle Eastern oil minister while maintaining his cover by organizing a high-profile wedding in this satirical action comedy starring John Cusack, Hilary Duff, and Marisa Tomei. A private American corporation run by a former U.S. vice president Dan Aykroyd is occupying the war-torn nation of Turaqistan, but a powerful Middle Eastern oil minister is preventing them from taking total advantage of the situation. In order to gain a monopoly on the ...
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Overview

An assassin posing as a trade-show producer fixes his crosshairs on a Middle Eastern oil minister while maintaining his cover by organizing a high-profile wedding in this satirical action comedy starring John Cusack, Hilary Duff, and Marisa Tomei. A private American corporation run by a former U.S. vice president Dan Aykroyd is occupying the war-torn nation of Turaqistan, but a powerful Middle Eastern oil minister is preventing them from taking total advantage of the situation. In order to gain a monopoly on the lucrative opportunities that Turaqistan has to offer, the CEO of the corporation hires an evenhanded hitman named Hauser Cusack to take the oil minister out of the picture. Now, in order to carry out the contract without a hitch, Hauser will pose as the corporation's trade-show producer. The stakes are high and the potential for disaster is evident, though if Hauser can successfully organize the wedding of Central Asian pop-star Yonica Babyyeah Duff, he's got a good chance of pulling it off. But sexy and resourceful left-wing reporter Natalie Hegalhuzen Tomei is determined to uncover the truth about what's happening in Turaqistan, and the moment she does, this carefully constructed scheme will crumble like a house of cards. Joshua Seftel directs a screenplay co-written by Mark Leyner, Jeremy Pikser, and producer/star John Cusack.
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Special Features

English Dolby True HD Audio; English SDH & Spanish Subtitles; Previews
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2008
  • UPC: 687797121967
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Millennium
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 58,469

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 McLaughlin, John
Montel Williams Voice Only
Ben Kingsley Walken/The Viceroy
Lubomir Neikov Omar Sharif
Nikolai Stanoev Bhodi Bhundhang
George Zlatarev Director
Bashar Rahal Video Guy #1
Vesilav Pavlov Video Guy #2
Zahari Baharov Video Guy #3
Doug Dearth Geoff
Bill Cusack Tamerlane Caffeinated Soldier
Ben Cross Medusa Hair
Mark Roper Choreographer
Andrei Slabakov Cameraman
Joost Scholte Popeyes Cashier
Velizar Binev German Businessman
Davorka Tovilo German Woman
James Graves Tamerlane Guard
Troy Rowland Tamerlane Wedding Guard
Rachel O'Meara Implanted Reporter
Sanford Schklair Submarine Captain
Nick Harvey Interfaith Clergyman
Itai Djakov Kid in Fallaf
Stanimir Stamatov Possee Guy
Georgi Gatsov Sound Man
Mark Johnson Tamerlane Staple-Gun Guard
Krasi Simeonov Tamerlane Guard #1
Zarko Peev Thug
Shirly Brener Hauser's Wife
Katerina Grableva Hauser's Child
Sergio Buenrostro Tamerlane Airport Guard #2
Attia Hosni Attia Arabig Waitress
Ivailo Kehaiov Dry Cleaning Soldier Posse
Teodore Tsolov Cab Driver
Lina Miyahara Wedding Groomer
Ani Petrovska Amputee Back-Up Dancer
Maximus Yonica's Back-up Dancer
Deyan Hristov Stunt Coordinator
Benny Urquidez flight coordinator
Ivan Dimitrov Mr. Cusack's Double
Elitza Rujeva Ms. Tomei's Double
Stilyan Mavrov Sir Kingsley's Double
Georgi Dimitrov Mr. Cusack's Driving Double
Technical Credits
Joshua Seftel Director
Desi Andonova Costumes/Costume Designer
Boyan Anev Stunts
Randy Babajtis Sound Editor
Branamir (Bane) Babic Art Director
Martin Balkanksi Camera Operator
Michael Berenbaum Editor
John Cusack Producer, Screenwriter
Ina Damianova Costumes/Costume Designer
Boaz Davidson Executive Producer
Doug Dearth Co-producer
Danny Dimbort Executive Producer
Dimitar Doichinov Stunts
Evgeni Genov Stunts
Jerry Gilbert Sound Editor
Vicki Graef Costumes/Costume Designer
Scott Hinkley Sound Editor
Sofi Hvurleva Makeup
Ivan Ivanov Camera Operator
Ivo Jivkov Special Effects Supervisor
Vladimir Kaloyanov Sound Mixer
Georgi Karluckovski Stunts
Ivailo Kehaiov Stunts
Kalin Kerlin Stunts
Miljen "Kreka" Kljakovic Production Designer
Avi Lerner Executive Producer
Danny Lerner Producer
Mark Leyner Screenwriter
Grace Loh Producer
Shawn London Sound Editor
Georgi Manchev Stunts
Peter Mechkoff Asst. Director
Neven Mihailova Camera Operator
Radoslav Parvanov Stunts
Velizar Peev Stunts
Rumen Petrov Stunts
Jeremy Pikser Screenwriter
Zoran Popovic Cinematographer
Stuart Provine Sound Editor
David Robbins Score Composer
Mark Roper Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Lorenzo Senatore Camera Operator
Trevor Short Executive Producer
Domenico Sica Art Director
Krasimir Simeonov Stunts
Tatyana Sleptcova Makeup
Plamen Somov Camera Operator
Stanimir Stamatov Stunts
Victoria Thomas Casting
Teodor Tzolov Stunts
Jasmina Vaileva Costumes/Costume Designer
Ivan Vatzov Camera Operator
Simon Versano Cinematographer
Jonathan Wales Sound Editor
Les Weldon Producer
Denise Wynbrandt Makeup
Teodor Yordanov Stunts
Katsu Yoshida Co-producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A Contrast and Rating of Duff's Performance, in "War, Inc." and "Greta," for the Hilary Duff Fan

    "War, Inc." finds Duff in the ill-placed position of seductress.

    This confusion and lack of conviction does not carry over to Hilary Duff's 09 movie, recently released, titled "Greta." In "Greta" there is not a slow moment, not a moment to take a breather, in the movie. From beginning to end Greta (Hilary) spills out quick witted, sharp tongued comebacks, that--with her underlying moodiness, deep conviction and wolf-like confidence (ready to tear into anyone for her self-imposed idea of being weak, and yet, not seeing her own unwobbling strength) all make her an intriguing dysfunction; one that is followed by her complete sass and uncaring for how that emotion affects those around her. Particularly Julie, the wise soul, played by Evan Ross--who gives an alluring performance alongside Duff. Both of them carry a mature role--whose characters' essence can be compared to Mandy Moore for Ross and Billy Crudup for Duff, in 07's "Dedication"--while the storyline itself carries a resemblance to 1971's "Harold and Maude."

    To the side--a few suggestions for Art Dramas similar to "Greta."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    okay but could have been better

    The film had a good plot, characters and a great cast but a couple of mistakes costed this film from reaching its full potential. John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Ben Kingsley all deliver great performances despite the weak film. Hilary Duff in her first adult role delivers with a good performance proving she's more than just Lizzie Mcguire.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Iraq on Steroids

    I thought this film had potential, but it turned out to be a turgid affair as much of it was terrible absurdist humor and cliches. Dan Akroyd did a brilliant Dick Cheney-lite imitation as he gobbles up the oil in a hellish Arab area such as Iraq., but it falls on its sword with liberal politics, typical pavlum of Bush mistakes and the idiocy of the American public, however it is oversexed, elitist, and naive rhetoric of Islam.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bad

    This is my simple review. I really enjoyed Grosse Point Blank and therefore was interested in this movie because of the thin connection. I laughed and laughed at GPB and did not crack a smile at this political rant. I can only guess, since Cusack helped produced it, that it was a form of his (or someone's) venting some Hollywood leftwing view of the war. I just wanted to laugh like I did at GPB. Instead I was ripped off and bored.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastically Witty!

    I thought this was going to be a Lord of War remake, and instead I was pleasantly surprised to find a witty, ironic screenplay, directed with equal levity and aplomb. Great movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tired: Been There, Done That

    WAR, INC. tries very hard to be a film of consequence - as though no one in this country has a clue of just how absurdly grotesque our military/corporate presence affects the countries we attack to help. The position is taken that corporate greed and manifold insanity is (surprise!) capable of taking over demolished countries and changing them into profitable adventures. That may be funny to some, but it has been written about and filmed and satirized so often that it is really yesterday's lunch. <BR/><BR/>Joshua Seftel directs this mélange with a semi-spacey, overly active pyrotechnics team and relies on a script by the oh-so-obvious committee quality pasted together by producer/writer/actor John Cusack and Mark Leyner and Jeremy Pikser. Despite all the noise and kitschy bleeps in taste the cast manages to keep our attention merely because they are as good as they are as actors: John Cusack with his ever-present drink of Tabasco sauce, Joan Cusack playing Joan Cusack very well, Marisa Tomei as probably the most convincing character despite the script, Dan Aykroyd as a stand in for Dick Cheney, and Hilary Duff in a surprisingly good potty-mouthed central role. <BR/><BR/>The jokes are old, the situation is not novel, the précis is sad - and if that makes for entertainment for you, then have at it. For this viewer it is one of the poorest scripts to be filmed in a long time. Grady Harp

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    Posted January 12, 2009

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