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The Deal (2008)

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A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star. ... See full summary »

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Steven Schachter

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William H. Macy (screenplay), Steven Schachter (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William H. Macy ... Charlie Berns
Meg Ryan ... Deidre Hearn
LL Cool J ... Bobby Mason
Elliott Gould ... Rabbi Seth Gutterman
Jason Ritter ... Lionel Travitz
Fiona Glascott ... Fiona Hicks
Sharon Raginiano ... Levi Rosenwald (as Sharon Reginiano)
John Carson ... Nigel Bland
David Hunt ... Grier Clark
Jeremy Crutchley ... Ian Chadwick
Natasha Rees-Davies Natasha Rees-Davies ... Maya
Aiden Lithgow Aiden Lithgow ... Skip Miller (as Aidan Lithgow)
Kate Blumberg ... Linda
Tere Morris ... Catherine Oxenmoor
Sean Higgs Sean Higgs ... Hans Bleimer (as Sean Aidan Higgs)
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Storyline

A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star. Production is halted however, when the lead actor is kidnapped, so the producer hatches a scheme with a struggling creative executive to save the star and the movie. Written by IMDb editor

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Canada | USA | South Africa

Language:

English | Hebrew | Czech

Release Date:

20 November 2008 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

El acuerdo See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$207,405
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Meg Ryan's character is looking up the information on what William H. Macy's character had done recently, she uses IMDb. See more »

Goofs

When Deidre and Charlie start arguing in the Czech studio, Lionel and the girl get up and leave - twice. See more »

Connections

References The Player (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Sway
Written by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz and Norman Gimbel
Performed by Vinx
Courtesy of Peermusic (Pty) Ltd on behalf of Editorial Mexicana de Musica Internacional, S.A.
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Had some moments....
27 November 2017 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

I bought this Blu-ray thinking to be another one,finally when l start to watch realize my lack of attention,however the picture didn't disappoint me entirely,but the plot is very questionable,making a Jewish movie using a black character is completely insane...a nice view behind the scenes how works making movies,glad to see after a hiatus Meg Ryan and the fine actor William H. Macy again...and Elliott Gould of course.

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First watch: 2017 / How many: 1 / Source: Blu-ray / Rating: 6.25


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