Sex and the City (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Sex and the City (2008)
  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 61,806 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 30 May 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 145 min | 151 min (extended cut)
  • Filming Location: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  • Budget: $65,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $415,252,786(Worldwide)
  • Director: Michael Patrick King
  • Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon
  • Original Music By: Dean Landon  Aaron Zigman   
  • Soundtrack: The Trolley Song
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Marriage | Apartment | Wedding Dress | Friendship | Mexico

Writing Credits By:

  • Michael Patrick King (written by)
  • Candace Bushnell (book)
  • Darren Star (television series creator)

Known Trivia

  • Victoria Beckham was offered a cameo role but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with Spice Girls tour rehearsals.
  • Filmed in Silvercup Studios in Queens – the same studio space as in the original HBO series Sex and the City.
  • The film originally was slated for production shortly after the end of the Sex and the City TV series in 2004. But production was halted when Kim Cattrall pulled out of the film after being unable to reach a salary agreement with HBO. An agreement was finally reached in 2007 which included a series deal for Cattrall.
  • Carrie’s famous desk is now a part of the Smithsonian permanent collection. Michael Patrick King, the director, wrote to the directors of the institution, pleading to have the desk back to recreate Carrie’s apartment.
  • H Stern loaned more than 300 pieces of jewelry to the film.
  • The time-line of the film spans a year.
  • Michael Patrick King admitted in an interview to filming major scenes outside that never actually take place in the film, and were never meant to, in order to throw the paparazzi off. Also due to the presence of the paparazzi and media, several exterior scenes had to be filmed indoors.
  • The movie was released ten years after Sex and the City first aired and four years after the series ended.
  • The tutu outfit that Carrie models for the girls is the same outfit she wears on the Sex and the City opening credits.
  • Shot in 69 days.

Goofs: Continuity: While dining at the restaurant in Mexico, Carrie opens her menu twice. Once before the waiter welcomes them and once again, right after he takes their drink order.

Plot: A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her. Full summary »  »

Story: After moving in together in an impossibly beautiful New York apartment, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big make a rather arbitrary decision to get married. The wedding itself proves to be anything but a hasty affair–the guest list quickly blooms from 75 to 200 guests, and Carrie's simple, label-less wedding gown gives way to an enormous creation that makes her look like a gigantic cream puff. An upcoming photo spread in Vogue puts the event–which will take place at the New York Public Library–squarely in the public eye. Meanwhile, Carrie's girlfriends–Samantha, the sexpot; Charlotte, the sweet naïf; and Miranda, the rigid perfectionist–could not be happier. At least, they couldn't be happier for Carrie. Charlotte still has the unrealized hope of getting pregnant. Samantha is finding a loving, committed relationship more grueling than she could have imagined. Miranda unwittingly…Written by J. Spurlin  

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Synopsis: Carrie Bradshaw finally gets the commitment she has dreamed of from the non-committal Mr Big. They are getting married. Having been married before, he would prefer a small affair. But, Carrie soon gets carried away with dreams of a fashionista’s dream wedding, as she tries on wedding dresses from top designers. Mr Big gets cold feet after talking to Miranda, who is really projecting the problems she is facing in her own marriage. Things have dwindled for Steve and Miranda, leading him to sleep with someone else. They separate as a result.

When Mr Big deserts Carrie at the alter, the girls take off on what-would-have-been her honeymoon. The girls have a great time, but it takes Carrie a while before she is able to laugh again. Samantha calls Miranda out on letting herself go, suggesting that she is neglecting herself and her marriage. Charlotte is paranoid about drinking the water, but inadvertently drinks some in the shower. Unfortunately, this leads to an embarrassing case of diarrhea. Samantha has been finding it frustrating being so far away from an increasingly busy Smith, whose acting career has taken off. She spies on a handsome man.

On her return, Carrie decides to get her life in order by hiring an Assistant – who, it turns out, is also facing relationship troubles. However, things turnaround for this Assistant when her childhood sweetheart has a change of heart and proposes. So she leaves her employment with Carrie.

On Valentine’s day, Miranda confesses to Carrie that it was her fault that Mr Big got cold feet. Consequently, Carrie and Mr Big reconcile and have a small wedding at a registry office.

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Produced By:

  • Richard Brener known as executive producer
  • Kathryn Ann Busby known as executive producer (as Kathryn Busby)
  • Eric M. Cyphers known as co-producer (as Eric Cyphers)
  • Toby Emmerich known as executive producer
  • Jonathan Filley known as executive producer
  • Michael Patrick King known as producer
  • John P. Melfi known as producer (as John Melfi)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker known as producer
  • Tiffany Hayzlett Parker known as associate producer
  • Melinda Relyea known as associate producer
  • Darren Star known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Sarah Jessica Parker known as Carrie Bradshaw
  • Kim Cattrall known as Samantha Jones
  • Kristin Davis known as Charlotte York
  • Cynthia Nixon known as Miranda Hobbes
  • Chris Noth known as Mr. Big
  • Candice Bergen known as Enid Frick
  • Jennifer Hudson known as Louise
  • David Eigenberg known as Steve Brady
  • Evan Handler known as Harry Goldenblatt
  • Jason Lewis known as Smith Jerrod
  • Mario Cantone known as Anthony Marentino
  • Lynn Cohen known as Magda
  • Willie Garson known as Stanford Blatch
  • Joanna Gleason known as Therapist
  • Joseph Pupo known as Brady Hobbes
  • Alexandra Fong known as Lily York Goldenblatt
  • Parker Fong known as Lily York Goldenblatt
  • Kerry Bishé known as Twenty-Something Girl Dreaming
  • Polina Frantsena known as Twenty-Something Girl #1
  • Kate Rockwell known as Twenty-Something Girl #2
  • Amy Flanagan known as Twenty-Something Girl #3
  • Celina Carvajal known as Twenty-Something Girl #4
  • Amanda Setton known as Girl Slapping Guy
  • Ching Valdes-Aran known as Real Estate Agent
  • Malcolm Gets known as Building Agent
  • Lorna Kelly known as Auctioneer
  • Daphne Rubin-Vega known as Baby Voiced Woman
  • Patrick DeMarchelier known as Vogue Fashion Photographer
  • André Leon Talley known as Vogue Executive
  • Plum Sykes known as Vogue Writer
  • Lawren Howell known as Vogue Fashion Editor
  • Gucci Westman known as Vogue Makeup Artist
  • Serge Normant known as Vogue Hairstylist
  • Mary Howard known as Vogue Set Dresser
  • Dave Bradford known as Flower Delivery Guy
  • Gilles Marini known as Dante
  • Monica Mayhem known as Dante's Girl #1
  • Gilbert Cruz known as Raoul
  • Damian Young known as Karl
  • Rick Aiello known as Angry Driver (as Ricky Aiello)
  • Rogelio T. Ramos known as Paulo (as Rogelio Ramos)
  • Rene L. Moreno known as Felix
  • Veanne Cox known as Halloween Woman #1
  • Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Camperos known as Mariachi Band
  • Ricardo Molina known as Resort Worker
  • Annaleigh Ashford known as Spoiled Label Queen
  • Bridget Everett known as Drunk Party Girl
  • Peter Y. Kim known as Business Guy (as Peter Kim)
  • Gidget Gormley known as Baby the Dog
  • Suzanne Cryer known as Dog Rescue Woman
  • Josh Henry known as Will
  • Henriette Mantel known as Activist #1
  • Nancy Shayne known as Activist #2
  • Kim Shaw known as Valentine's Night Waitress
  • Michelle M. Kim known as Dante's Girl #2 (as Michelle Minjung Kim)
  • Erica K. Evans known as Dante's Girl #3 (as Aricka Evans)
  • Roxi Devill known as Dante's Girl #4 (as Roxy De Ville)
  • Van Hughes known as Cater Waiter
  • Sara Gettelfinger known as Flight Attendant
  • Bridget Regan known as Hostess
  • Dreama Walker known as Upper East Side Waitress
  • Ruby E. Crawford known as Louise's Sister
  • Henry Strozier known as Judge
  • Lisa Kron known as Junior's Waitress
  • Scott Burn known as Gucci Salesman
  • Autumn Anderson known as Model (uncredited)
  • Fabio Anzolin known as Mexican Waiter (uncredited)
  • Cass Asher known as Business Guy (uncredited)
  • Joey Auzenne known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Natascha Bessez known as Patron (uncredited)
  • Jazmine Bezerra known as Wedding Attendee (uncredited)
  • Nicole Blythe known as Girlfriend (uncredited)
  • Cornelia Brouder known as Woman Walking Towards Elevator (uncredited)
  • Sara DeRosa known as Socialite (uncredited)
  • Kim Donovan known as Woman on Bridge (uncredited)
  • Anna-Karin Eskilsson known as Charlotte's Girlfriend (uncredited)
  • Johnathan Hallgrey known as Fashion Show Patron (uncredited)
  • Julie Halston known as Bitsy von Muffling (uncredited)
  • Katherine Hoskins Mackey known as Charlotte's Friend (uncredited)
  • Patty Hughes known as Fashion Show Attendee (uncredited)
  • Caterina Jadresic known as Beautiful Girl in Salon (uncredited)
  • Philip E Jones known as Waiter with Angel Wings (uncredited)
  • Landon Kerric known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Chris Kerson known as Valentine's Day Date (uncredited)
  • S. Lee Knorr known as Louise's Grandmother (uncredited)
  • RJ Konner known as Upscale Businessman (uncredited)
  • Maria Leto known as Fashionista (uncredited)
  • Lana May known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • April McCullough known as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Rebecca Merle known as Christie's Auction House Employee (uncredited)
  • Chris Miskiewicz known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Christopher Moser known as Fashion Show Attendee (uncredited)
  • Adam S. Phillips known as Driver (uncredited)
  • Mark Pomirtchi known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Alexandra Tejeda Rieloff known as Bar patron (uncredited)
  • Ben Rindner known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • La Rivers known as Beautiful Twenty Something (uncredited)
  • Bethany Roinestad known as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Kristen Schiano known as Fashion Show Attendee (uncredited)
  • Isaac Schinazi known as Businessman on Street (uncredited)
  • Sarah Schreiber known as Shopper (uncredited)
  • Stella Stark known as Russian Bride (uncredited)
  • Naomi Steinhagen known as Hostess (uncredited)
  • Carmella Stolyar known as Auction Bidder (uncredited)
  • Tom Stratford known as Elaine's Friend (uncredited)
  • Paul Thornton known as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Koji Wada known as Anaka (uncredited)
  • Lynn Witty known as Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)
  • Philipp Wolter known as Married Man (uncredited)

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  • Anita Brabec known as makeup artist
  • Judy Chin known as makeup artist: Ms. Parker
  • Martial Corneville known as wigs: Ms. Parker
  • Terrence Davidson known as hair stylist: Ms. Hudson
  • Luis Guillermo Duque known as hair stylist: Ms. Cattrall
  • Marjorie Durand known as key makeup artist (as Margie Durand)
  • Kris Evans known as makeup department head: Los Angeles
  • Amy Farid known as hair stylist: select hair styles
  • Donna Marie Fischetto known as hair stylist: Ms. Nixon
  • Valerie Gladstone-Appel known as hair stylist
  • Thom Gonzales known as hair stylist
  • Persefone Karakosta known as key makeup artist
  • Michael Kriston known as hair stylist: Ms. Davis
  • Colleen LaBaff known as hair stylist
  • Mandy Lyons known as hair stylist: Ms. Parker
  • Suzy Mazzarese-Allison known as key hair stylist
  • Kyra Panchenko known as makeup artist: Ms. Cattrall
  • Kerrie R. Plant known as makeup artist: Ms. Nixon (as Kerrie R. Plant-Price)
  • Lorna Reid known as hair stylist
  • Anita Roganovic known as hair stylist
  • Rondi Scott known as makeup intern
  • Nuria Sitja known as makeup artist: Ms. Davis
  • Tara Smith known as hair department head: Los Angeles
  • Vincent Schicchi known as additional makeup (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Shurouq Algusane known as art department intern
  • Brad Bachtell known as scenic shopperson
  • Maria L. Baker known as set designer: Los Angeles
  • Robert Barnett known as scenic
  • Stephen Barth known as scenic artist
  • John R. Boucher known as set dresser
  • Kyung W. Chang known as assistant art director
  • Jerry DeRogatis known as props
  • Dale DeStefani known as construction coordinator
  • Lauren DeTitta known as art department coordinator
  • Maus Drechsler known as assistant property master
  • James C. Feng known as assistant art director
  • Julia Garrison known as painter
  • Daniel Geary known as carpenter
  • Ryan Heck known as assistant art director
  • Arlo Hoffman known as greens
  • Heather Danielle Kane known as property master
  • Hila Katz known as set decoration assistant
  • Ellen Lampl known as graphic artist
  • Ellen Lampl known as graphic designer
  • Elizabeth Linn known as scenic artist chargeman
  • Robert S. McDonald known as construction foreperson
  • Michael Mikita Jr. known as paint supervisor
  • Laura Nemesi known as art department assistant
  • Carl Nunez known as greensman
  • Elaine O'Donnell known as assistant set decorator
  • Gay Perello known as property master: Los Angeles
  • Blythe R.D. Quinlan known as assistant art director
  • Kevin L. Raper known as additional graphic artist
  • Mark Rodriguez known as leadman: Los Angeles
  • Bret Ross known as set dresser
  • Keith Sale known as set dresser
  • Grant Sawyer known as assistant property master
  • Brian J. Simpson known as art production assistant: Los Angeles
  • Kelly Solomon known as set decoration coordinator
  • Rodney Sterbenz known as on-set dresser
  • Jenna Sylvester known as buyer
  • Ginny Walsh known as props
  • Dave Weinman known as leadman
  • Jason Weinman known as set dresser
  • Rachael Weinzimer known as assistant property master
  • Amy Wells known as set decorator: Los Angeles
  • Julie Witherington known as assistant property master: Los Angeles (as Julie Sexsmith)
  • Lauren Doner known as scenic foreman (uncredited)
  • Glenn Hoofman known as plasterer foreman (uncredited)
  • Paul Alexander Larkin known as set dresser (uncredited)

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Production Companies:

  • New Line Cinema (presents)
  • Home Box Office (HBO) (in association with)
  • Darren Star Productions (as A Darren Star Production)

Other Companies:

  • Dimension Sound  sound editing
  • 424  re-recording facility (as 424. Inc.)
  • One Step Up  foley
  • Grant Wilfley Casting  extras casting
  • Trew Productions  fashion show casting
  • On Location Education  studio teacher
  • The Wilton Rivas Company  craft service (as Wilson Rivas Company)
  • Ann & Mario Catering  catering: Los Angeles Unit
  • Killer Craft Service  craft service: Los Angeles Unit
  • Newman Scoring Stage, Twentieth Century Fox Studios, The  score recorded at (as The Newman Scoring Stage, Twentieth Century Fox)
  • New Line Records  soundtrack
  • PIC Agency  main title prologue sequence designed by (as PIC)
  • Pacific Title  end title crawl
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • Technicolor  dailies processing (as Technicolor N.Y.)
  • Postworks New York  dailies transfer (as Postwroks NY)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Cinelease  lighting equipment (as Cinelease Inc.)
  • BeBee  night lights
  • Warwick Rigging  grip equipment (as Warwick Rigging Inc.)
  • Silvercup Studios  filmed at
  • Steiner Studios  additional filming
  • Entertainment Clearances  rights and clearances
  • American Airlines  thanks
  • Bill Blass  thanks
  • Calvin Klein  thanks
  • Carlos Falchi  thanks
  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chanel  thanks
  • Christian Dior  thanks
  • Christian Louboutin  thanks
  • Christopher Kane  thanks
  • Classic Images  footage
  • David Haddad  transportation equipment
  • Dawn Animal Agency  dogs provided by
  • Decca Records  soundtrack
  • Dennis Davidson & Associates Public Releations (DDA)  international publicity
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound post-production
  • Dolce & Gabbana  thanks
  • Doris Zinkin  provided by: Additional jewelry
  • Duane Reade  thanks
  • Executive Assurance  security
  • Fendi  thanks
  • Film Art  artwork
  • Fred Leighton  provided by: Auction jewelry
  • Getty Images  footage
  • Giuseppe Zanotti  thanks
  • Gotfootage.com  additional footage
  • Gotham Sound  walkies provided by
  • Gucci  thanks
  • Haddad's  transportation equipment
  • Judith Leiber  thanks
  • Klass Entertainment  product placement
  • Louis Vuitton  thanks
  • Manolo Blahnik  thanks
  • Masha Archer  thanks
  • Mercedes Benz  thanks
  • Missoni  thanks
  • Movie Movers  star trailers
  • Movie Movers  transportation
  • Nancy Gonzalez  thanks
  • Narciso Rodoriguez  thanks
  • Oscar de la Renta  thanks
  • Paul Smith  thanks
  • Ralph Lauren  thanks
  • Sergio Rossi  thanks
  • Soundtrack  adr facility
  • Steve Madden  thanks
  • Stuart Weitzman Shoes  thanks
  • Thought Equity  footage (as Thought Equity Motion)
  • Valentino  thanks
  • Vivienne Westwood  thanks
  • Vogue Magazine  the filmmakers wish to extend thier personal thanks to the following for their contribution to the making of the movie
  • Walter Steiger  thanks
  • Yves Saint Laurent  thanks (as YSL)
  • Zac Posen  thanks
  • Zandi Films  marketing consultant

Distributors:

  • New Line Cinema (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (USA) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • 01 Distribution (2008) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • Alliance Films (2008) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Cinestar (2008) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Distribution Company (2008) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Emperor Motion Pictures (2008) (Hong Kong) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment Film Distributors (2008) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Fox-Warner (2008) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • GAGA (2008) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Garsu Pasaulio Irasai (2008) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Karo Premiere (2008) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Long Shong Entertainment Multimedia Company (2008) (Taiwan) (theatrical)
  • Metropolitan Filmexport (2008) (France) (theatrical)
  • Nu Metro Theatres (2008) (South Africa) (theatrical)
  • Paradiso Entertainment (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Taewon Entertainment (2008) (South Korea) (theatrical)
  • TriPictures (2008) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2008) (Turkey) (theatrical)
  • Village Films (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • FS Film Oy (2008) (Finland) (all media)
  • Lark Films Distribution (2008) (Hong Kong) (all media)
  • National Broadcasting Company (NBC) (2011) (USA) (TV)
  • Paradiso Home Entertainment (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Paradiso Home Entertainment (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Vijftv (2010) (Belgium) (TV)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (Switzerland) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2008) (Germany) (DVD)

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Special Effects:

  • Big Film Design (visual effects) (as Big Film Design Corp.)
  • 7th Art, The (3D modeling)
  • Pacific Title and Art Studio (additional visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • William L. Arance known as digital effects artist
  • Ulysses Argetta known as digital compositor
  • Randall Balsmeyer known as visual effects supervisor
  • Ella Boliver known as digital compositor
  • Brent M. Bowen known as digital compositor
  • Leslie Chung known as rotoscope artist
  • Patrick Clancey known as digital opticals
  • J. John Corbett known as digital compositor
  • Crystal Dowd known as executive visual effects producer: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Harry Eisenstein known as digital compositor
  • Christian Ericsson known as 3D modeler
  • Steven Fahey known as visual effects
  • Gaspard Giroud known as 3D modeler
  • Alicia Johnson known as visual effects coordinator
  • Pertti Kainulainen known as match mover
  • Ali Kocar known as digital compositor (as Alison Kocar)
  • David Marte known as rotoscope artist
  • Mimi Medel known as visual effects executive
  • Alejandro Monzon known as rotoscope artist
  • Nicholas Onstad known as roto artist
  • Mitch Paulson known as digital colorist assist
  • Bethany Pederson Onstad known as rotoscope artist (as Bethany Pederson)
  • David Piombino known as digital compositor
  • Elmar Pohl known as rotoscope artist
  • Lauren Ritchie known as executive in charge of visual effects
  • Lesley Robson-Foster known as visual effects supervisor
  • Steven J. Scott known as supervising digital colorist: EFILM
  • Daniel Southgate known as 3D modeler
  • Adrienne Winterhalter known as visual effects producer
  • Thomas Mathai known as data manager (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • UK 12 May 2008 (London) (premiere)
  • USA 27 May 2008 (New York City, New York) (premiere)
  • France 28 May 2008
  • Philippines 28 May 2008
  • Switzerland 28 May 2008 (French speaking region)
  • UK 28 May 2008
  • Austria 29 May 2008
  • Canada 29 May 2008
  • Germany 29 May 2008
  • Israel 29 May 2008
  • Puerto Rico 29 May 2008
  • Singapore 29 May 2008
  • South Korea 29 May 2008
  • Switzerland 29 May 2008 (German speaking region)
  • Iceland 30 May 2008
  • Ireland 30 May 2008
  • Italy 30 May 2008
  • South Africa 30 May 2008
  • Switzerland 30 May 2008 (Italian speaking region)
  • Turkey 30 May 2008
  • USA 30 May 2008
  • Egypt June 2008
  • Belgium 4 June 2008
  • Australia 5 June 2008
  • Croatia 5 June 2008
  • Greece 5 June 2008
  • Hong Kong 5 June 2008
  • Hungary 5 June 2008
  • Portugal 5 June 2008
  • Slovenia 5 June 2008
  • Thailand 5 June 2008
  • Brazil 6 June 2008
  • Bulgaria 6 June 2008
  • Colombia 6 June 2008
  • Denmark 6 June 2008
  • Estonia 6 June 2008
  • Finland 6 June 2008
  • India 6 June 2008
  • Latvia 6 June 2008
  • Lithuania 6 June 2008
  • Mexico 6 June 2008
  • Norway 6 June 2008
  • Panama 6 June 2008
  • Romania 6 June 2008
  • Argentina 12 June 2008
  • Netherlands 12 June 2008
  • Russia 19 June 2008
  • Indonesia 20 June 2008
  • Poland 20 June 2008
  • Spain 20 June 2008
  • Taiwan 20 June 2008
  • Sweden 21 June 2008
  • Chile 26 June 2008
  • Venezuela 25 July 2008
  • Peru 31 July 2008
  • Japan 16 August 2008 (limited)
  • Japan 23 August 2008

MPAA: Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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