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The Man

The Man

Rated:PG-13
Studio:New Line Cinema
Director:Les Mayfield
Cast:Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy, Anthony Mackie, Luke Goss, Miguel Ferrer
Screen Writer:Jim Piddock, Margaret Oberman, Steve Carpenter
Release Date:2005
URL:www.themanmovie.com/
Genre:Comedy

It's a closely guarded secret, but big-time filmmaking is all about reusing existing resources. Think of all the valuable rehearsal time you could save, for example, by casting Samuel L. Jackson as a tougher-than-leather federal agent and Eugene Levy as the nebbishy dental-supplies salesman who stumbles into his custody. Those guys can play roles like that in their sleep, right? Now – and here comes the important part – you just have to remember to give either of them something remotely funny to do or say. Clarifying note: Uncontrollable flatulence ceased to count as "funny" more than a decade ago.

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