Middle Men [Blu-ray]
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As to how much of this film is true, as to what facts have been embellished or altered or altogether made up, I obviously have no way of knowing. That, of course, only makes it that much more irresistible. In the film, Mallick is reinterpreted as Jack Harris (Luke Wilson), who begins as a respectable and competent businessman, having a knack for talking and negotiating with people of every flavor, including mobsters that enjoy busting people's kneecaps with baseball bats. Sometime between the mid to late 1990s, he becomes involved with Wayne Beering (Giovanni Ribisi) and Buck Dolby (Gabriel Macht), two Los Angeles cokeheads who realized they could build an empire by scanning dirty pictures onto their computer, posting them on the internet, and selling them for $9.99.Read more ›
Would I watch again? - Yes, I definately would
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Loved the movie and I will watch again with friends, loads of laughs...
Well, first, I will talk a little about the movie and quite possibly that will bring the truth out.
This movie is pretty damn good for a first time producer. Actually, it is pretty good and highly entertaining no matter how much experience the producer had. It is filled with well known actors who fully expected this movie to reach a high grossing status. The story is very loosely based on a true story. Yes, two guys got together and started a company that became a huge success in online billing for the pornographic industry.
Yes, the lead character did come in and help the company restructure itself and go on to grow even bigger. No, the Russian mob wasn't involved. No, the creators of the company weren't coke addicts. No, child pornography never was a part of the true story. If you ever met the two original creators you would say, "Ho, hum... You guys run a porn business? You two are the most vanilla, boring, uneventful people on the planet!"
Chris Mallick was the spice in the company and that spice helped bring more traditional, crazy, fast-paced, stereotypical people on board as customers. Back then porn "people" didn't trust you when there are no lines, strippers and booze flowing during a transaction meeting. So basically the role of the characters in that regard are reversed.
In order to make the movie Chris Mallick used the funds in his online debit card program. This meant that his customers were his un-whiting backers. This would have been alright had the film debuted to a full theater release of over 2,000 screens. Instead it debut to 250 screens. Each theater averaged $400+- showing it had enough power to hit over a million dollar gross per week.
So the movie didn't technically flop.Read more ›
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Amazing story of an invention that changed internet world foreverPublished 1 month ago by Ajith Kode
i really liked this film.
i was pleasantly surprised.
story, acting, editing and more made for a solid film.
I like the humorous parts the business side the drama the suspense the true story parts of this movie, I wish there was an uncut version for the s-scenes.Published 4 months ago by Meal
Surprised that I've never heard of this movie before. Really deserves more attention.Published 5 months ago by Matt Hagy
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