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.
One of Sam Elliott's conditions to do the part was to have him carry a rifle in a scene, instead of the scripted shotgun. Jason Reitman agreed to change the script. When they were about to do the scene, Reitman realized that he had forgotten about the rifle, and went to ... ...
Sony has a futuristic sci-fi movie they're looking to make.
Nick Naylor: Cigarettes in space?
Jeff Megall: It's the final frontier, Nick.
Nick Naylor: But wouldn't they blow up in an all oxygen environment?
Jeff Megall: Probably. But it's an easy fix. One line of dialogue. 'Thank God we invented the....
When Heather Holloway drops the files while watching TV footage of Nick discussing her article, the computer monitors on everyone's desks clearly have no cables plugged into them, making them useless.
In the opening credits, printed under "A Jason Reitman Film" is "Established 1977", the year of Jason Reitman's birth.
The Joan Lunden Show Theme
Written and Produced by Mateo Messina (as Matt Messina)
$262,923 (USA) (19 March 2006)
$24,792,061 (USA) (10 September 2006)
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