Movie Narrative: Middle Men (2009)

The captivation of moving pictures is a source of tremendous inspiration.  For this reason and many more, RB28’s Movie Narratives, continues showing its love for movies with another movie narrative.  This week, Middle Men (2009), will be converted into a narrative and subsequently highlighted.  It is implied that the blog reader reads the movie narrative, and then, he or she watches the movie.  The effort is to give the blog reader, an enhanced experience.  RB28’s Movie Narratives, ends this movie narrative of Middle Men (2009), with some Hollywood facts.  
             Middle Men (2009) is rated R.  Furthermore, it is 1 hour and 45 minutes long.  This movie is categorized under the comedy, crime and drama genre.  The official release date is August 6th, 2010.  The release date is for the Country of the United States of America.  The director was George Gallo.  The writers were George Gallo and Andy Weiss.  The officially recognized stars of Middle Men (2009); were Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi and Gabriel Macht.  The list of the 15 most important cast members is as follows:
  • Luke Wilson (Jack Harris).
  • Giovanni Ribisi (Wayne Beering).
  • Gabriel Macht (Buck Dolby).
  • James Caan (Jerry Haggerty).
  • Jacinda Barrett (Diana Harris).
  • Kevin Pollak (Curt Allmans).
  • Laura Ramsey (Audrey Dawns).
  • Rade Serbedzija (Nikita Sokoloff).
  • Terry Crews (James).
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frank Griffin).
  • Graham McTavish (Ivan Sokoloff).
  • Robert Forster (Louie La La).
  • John Ashton (Morgan).
  • Jason Antoon (Denny Z).
  • Martin Kove (US Senator).
             The synopsis follows.  Middle Men (2009) is an interesting story, about the birth of internet pornography.  In the U.S.A., the series of events that creates the modern day internet pornography, started in the year 1997.  In 1997, Frank Harris is living in Houston, Texas U.S.A.  Additionally, Buck Dolby and Wayne Beering are living in Los Angeles, California U.S.A.  Harris worked for a man that, collected money for organized crime, when he was younger.  Buck Dolby worked for NASA, whilst, Wayne Beering was a veterinarian.  Harris goes to Los Angeles, to help a friend manage a nightclub.  The nightclub effort becomes, successful.  Dolby and Beering are already in Los Angeles, and, they decide to invent a credit card payment method for the internet.  Dolby and Beering are successful in their effort.  Furthermore, they decide to start an internet website that, shows pornography to go along with the credit card payment method.  Unfortunately, they run out of pornographic content for their website.  Dolby and Beering decide to go to Russian organized crime, in order, to make more pornographic content for their website.  Regrettably, both of them forget that they have to pay 25% of the profits, to the Russians.  Needless to say, in a short amount of time, they owe the Russians a lot of money.  At this time, a crooked attorney named Haggerty, asks Harris to step in and help.  Harris agrees to be involved in the business.  Under Harris’s management, the business becomes a payment method service provider.  Furthermore, they make websites for the pornography industry.  Needless to say; their business booms, and, they become very wealthy people.  Unfortunately, when they got started with the new business idea Harris, Dolby and Beering killed the nephew of the Russian crime boss; Ivan Sokoloff.  The good times don’t last long, and, the Russians find out what happened to Ivan.  Director, George Gallo, does a fantastic job directing this movie.  The action is slow, but, everything is coherent and understandable.  Additionally, the story is a very good story.  The writers, George Gallo and Andy Weiss, do an equally fantastic job writing this story.  Furthermore, the Buck Dolby and Wayne Beering characters, are well written.  The officially recognized stars contribute tremendously.  They would be missed, if they were not chosen.  Special recognition is merited to Luke Wilson, for the Jack Harris character.  Overall, Middle Men (2009) earns the rating of 7 out of 10. 
            The movie narrative of, Middle Men (2009), is as follows.  Jack Harris narrates, how he owes millions to Russian organized crime.  Furthermore, Harris also narrates, how he helped create internet pornography.  The year is 2004.  The scene changes, and, it is Houston in the year 1988.  Harris is a young man, and, he proposes marriage to his girlfriend; she says yes.  In Los Angeles, and in the year 1997; two men are friends, and, they live together.  Furthermore, they argue all the time, and, heavily use cocaine.  Wayne Beering, was the first to move to, and, live in Los Angeles.  Buck Dolby moves to Los Angeles sometime later, and, he lives with his friend Beering.  Surprisingly, the two were not complete losers, before the year 1997.  Dolby worked for NASA, whilst, Beering was a veterinarian.  In 1997, Harris is living in Houston, Texas U.S.A.  A family friend asks Harris, if, he can go to Los Angeles to help manage a nightclub.  Harris made friends and met different types of people, when he worked for a man that collected money for organized crime.  The scene changes, and, it is Houston in the year 1997.  Harris is at the airport, and, he departs to Los Angeles California, U.S.A.  Dolby and Beering are in their apartment using cocaine, and, talking about internet pornography.  At that time, there wasn’t a credit card payment method available, for the internet.  Beering wants to create a website, and, upload pornography to it.  Additionally, he wants to invent a credit card payment method, for his website.  Dolby is a computer genius, and, he sits down to invent a credit card payment method.  A few days pass, and finally, they make their first $9.99 USD.  Harris is in Los Angeles, with another friend named James, managing the nightclub.  Regrettably, Dolby and Beering quickly run out of pornographic content, for their website.  Nikita Sokoloff, is the boss for Russian organized crime in Los Angeles.  Dolby and Beering have the idea of taking pictures and video, of exotic dancers at Sokoloff’s strip club.  After some initial trouble, they get to meet Sokoloff.  After more initial trouble, Sokoloff agrees to let them take pictures and video.  They quickly forget that, they have to pay Sokoloff a percentage of the profits; 25% to be exact.  The pornography website enters a boom, with the new pornographic content.  Furthermore, Dolby quits his job.  The website starts to make $25,000 dollars a day.  Dolby and Beering leave to party in Las Vegas, Nevada U.S.A.  Harris, is also, successful managing the nightclub.  A crooked attorney named Haggerty, invites Harris to Las Vegas to discuss business.  Haggerty is Dolby and Beering’s attorney.  Apparently, Dolby and Harris didn’t pay the Russians.  Furthermore, they found them in Las Vegas and beat them up.  They are also locked down in their hotel suite, and, they won’t leave.  Haggerty asks Harris; to fix the Russian problem, and then, fix the business side of the website.  Harris goes to see them, at their hotel room.  Dolby and Beering are heavily using cocaine, and, they are out of their minds.  They talk about the website.  Harris decides to change the nature, of the business.  Dolby and Beering, will stop being content providers of pornography.  Instead, the business will become a service provider for the payment method that, they invented.  Furthermore, they will stay in the pornography industry, and, they will create websites for other pornography content providers.  Harris decides to buy out, Haggerty.  Haggerty is paid $200,000 USD.  Harris talks to the Russians, and, he arranges to pay $400,000 USD.  Sokoloff sends his nephew Ivan Sokoloff, to collect the money.  James is there as muscle.  Additionally and regrettably; he punches Ivan, and, Ivan accidentally dies.  The group uses a boat, and, they throw the body into the Pacific Ocean.  They agree to the story that Ivan was paid, and then, he left with the money.  No one knows more from there.  Harris leaves to Houston, to be able, to see his wife and his family.  Harris finally tells his wife that, he is in the pornography business.  Harris arrives in Los Angeles, and, quickly discovers that the Russians are waiting for him.  James is also there along with other men that, are muscle.  Harris gets in the car with the Russians, and, James follows.  The Russians discover that, they are being followed and they beat up Harris.  It results that, the Russians are looking for Ivan Sokoloff.  Harris is about to be killed, when, James arrives to help.  Sokoloff tells Harris that, he has to pay double the amount every month, but, nothing is forgiven.  Harris agrees to pay the new amount.  The new business enters a boom, and, they start to do business with almost everyone in the pornography industry.  The year is 1998, and, Harris starts to live the life of a millionaire.  Time passes, and, it is 5 years later.  Harris, Dolby and Beering attend a big celebration in Las Vegas that; is put on by the pornography industry.  At the celebration, Harris meets an adult film star named Audrey Dawns.  Additionally, Haggerty attends the celebration, and he, confronts Harris about being pushed out of the business several years back.  Haggerty is still angry after confronting Harris, and he decides, to pull Dolby and Beering to the side.  They talk about starting a new pornography website.  Denny Z, is also, part of the group and conversation.  Around this time, Harris becomes the owner of the nightclub, he managed.  Furthermore, he starts to date Audrey Dawns.  Harris and his wife become separated, and, they don’t have a relationship anymore.  Harris starts to progress his romantic relationship with Audrey Dawns.  One day, Sokoloff sees Harris and Audrey, at a horse race track.  Harris goes to talk to him.  Immediately, Sokoloff tells Harris that, the F.B.I. is following him.  Furthermore, he learns from Sokoloff that, Audrey was a stripper at one of his strip clubs.  Audrey tells Harris that, Haggerty is Sokoloff’s attorney.  Harris confronts Haggerty, about being Sokoloff’s attorney.  From this point forward; the series of events, take the viewer, to the end.  Regrettably, Harris’s romantic relationship with Audrey ends.  Additionally, it doesn’t end in a pleasant way.  Russian organized crime discovers the truth, about Ivan Sokoloff.  Finally; you have to watch, in order to know, how this movie ends.
            The movie narrative of the feature film, Middle Men (2009), ends with some Hollywood facts.  The country of origin is the United States of America.  The official language is English.  There are other notable release dates.  The other notable release dates are:  France, May 17, 2009 (Cannes Film Festival); U.S.A., April 15, 2010 (Phoenix Film Festival) and Germany, November 25, 2010.  There are 3 filming locations, in total, for this feature film.  The filming locations are:  Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.; Avondale, Arizona, U.S.A. and Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.  There is box office data for this particular movie.  The original budget is estimated at, $22 million USD.  On its opening weekend, this movie earned $325,641 dollars.  This movie is closed in theaters on August 20, 2010.  The gross profits, that are reported, are $723,714 USD.  The production companies are Paramount Pictures, Mallick Media, Oxymoron Entertainment and Middle Pictures.  There are several distributors for this particular movie.  Three of these distributors are Paramount Vantage (U.S.A.), Film 1 (Netherlands) and Argentina Video Home (Argentina).
            To end and as always, RB28’s Movie Narratives, encourages you to continue reading the posted movie narratives.  The aforementioned blog strives to provide basic information, so that it, becomes inspiration.  Movies are a great pleasure to RB28’s Movie Narratives, and, the blog’s author hopes that they are for you as well.  For this week, and in conclusion, the feature film was Middle Men (2009).  RB28’s Movie Narratives looks forward to seeing you next week, when another movie will be highlighted.


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