R | | Comedy, Drama
Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was considered for the role of Nick Naylor.
Gotta go. London. It's 7 AM in the Old Empire.
Nick Naylor: When do you sleep?
Jeff Megall: Sunday.
During the MoD squad meeting, when Polly takes a bite of the pie she messes the cheese up, but in the next scene it's fine. Also, when Nick sees the cheese on top of the pie it is not melted, but when he pauses to think and stares at the pie, the cheese is clearly melted around the edges.
In the opening credits, printed under "A Jason Reitman Film" is "Established 1977", the year of Jason Reitman's birth.
$262,923 (USA) (19 March 2006)
$24,792,061 (USA) (10 September 2006)