War, Inc.

Synopsis: A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice President. In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires a troubled hit man, to kill a Middle East oil minister. Now, struggling with his own growing demons, the assassin must pose as the corporation's Trade Show Producer in order to pull off this latest hit, while maintaining his cover by organizing the high-profile wedding of Yonica Babyyeah, an outrageous Middle Eastern pop star, and keeping a sexy left wing reporter in check.
Director(s): Joshua Seftel
Production: First Look Pictures
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
5.7
Metacritic:
37
Rotten Tomatoes:
30%
R
Year:
2008
107 min
$515,643
Website
297 Views


1

Can I have a shot glass, please?

Photo sent.

Stay on this heading for about 6h30min.

Turn left at the Aurora Borealis.

When you see something that looks like

a frozen gall bladder, that's Greenland.

Hang a soft right there.

- All set there, Mr. Hauser?

- Yeah, thank you.

Guidestar!

Guidestar!

Welcome back.

Hotel? Dinner reservations? Movie tickets, maybe?

Mr. Hauser Is there something else you need?

I don't know. I feel...

Go on.

Like a refuge from the Island of Dr. Moreau.

Some morally inverted, twisted

character from a Celine novel.

The hot sauce helps.

You still getting those nightmares you told me about?

They're coming back faster and faster. I

don't know if I can keep outrunning 'em.

That'll be it, Jerry. I gotta go.

You bet, Mr. Hauser. GuideStar wants you to feel secure.

GuideStar.

Be still my trembling hands, for how you would tremble...

if you knew where I would take you next.

Incoming message.

Incoming message.

You got him on the comm there? Bring it over.

Hello, Hauser!

Hello, Mr. Vice President.

I haven't been vice president for five months.

Otherwise, this all might be a conflict of interest.

Tamerlane and the U.S. government,

and I in particular, were cleared...

of any and all violations of federal,

state and international laws...

by the bipartisan committee.

Just read the report.

I'm sure anything you weren't supposed

to be doing you were cleared of.

And of course I was preemptively

pardoned by the president.

I got the snapshots. Love your work.

- We're all big fans.

- Yes.

Let's see if the damn Krauts...

will cross us in the Security Council now.

We seem to be heading southeast. Where am I going?

Hope you like the smell of fresh liberation.

Give me a sec.

I gotta growler down there the size of a cane frog.

Turaqistan.

What's the gig?

Omar Sharif.

- Omar Sharif?

- Yeah.

The CEO of Ugi Gas, the Ugikistani conglomerate.

He is building a pipeline through his country.

We didn't liberate Turaqistan

to get hustled by a fez head.

Terminate.

Do do that voodoo that you do so well.

You'll be working directly under the

viceroy just appointed by the president.

His identity is still being withheld

on a need to know basis.

- And no one needs to know.

- He asked for you personally.

- What's my cover?

- Trade show producer.

Trade show? What show? What show?

It's gonna be huge.

Tamerlane is sponsoring a trade expo, Brand USA.

It's our big launch bringing democracy

to this part of the world.

We've bombed the sh*t out of them,

there's a lot of rebuilding to do.

- Shows a nice spirit.

- Somebody has to help them.

This is a great opportunity for Tamerlane and the U.S.

Not to mention the people of Turaqistan.

And to top it all off, there's gonna

be a gala wedding. Isn't that great?

Seems like a pretty elaborate cover. I'm

gonna be responsible for all that sh*t?

This is a historic moment.

The first war ever to be 100%

outsourced to private enterprise.

Tamerlane jets, Tamerlane tanks, Tamerlane soldiers.

And to top it all off, the Brand USA expo.

It's your show, baby.

Welcome to the Turaqi Green Zone, sir.

Tamerlane welcomes Expo Turaqistan, Brand USA.

Welcome to Turaqistan, sir. I'm Marsha Dillon...

hoping you're ready to kill.

I've been briefed.

SPF-Eighty-seven, sir.

- Shall we?

- Yes.

It all looks good.

Great lights.

Take out the Tamercard.

What's your cover, by the way?

Undergrad Wharton with a masters in

communication at the Annenberg School.

- Very impressive.

- Well, it's fake.

- Tell me that's not the stage?

- I think it is.

East, honey, east.

Do you want people turning away from

the stage to pray five times a day?

Cultural sensitivity. That's what we're about here.

Sorry, sir.

What exactly is wrong with my credentials?

I've been cleared. My colleagues are going in.

- Am I being singled out for some reason?

- I can't allow that.

Very curious.

- Find out who she is.

- Very curious situation.

- Let's go, ma'am.

- Oh. Okay.

And set up a meeting with her in my office.

Do I have an office?

Great. Carry on.

Yes, and I'll just try to rearrange the entire place.

- Just see if you can spin it.

- Yes.

Ms. Hegalhuzen.

Your 2:
30's here.

I read your piece in "Atlantic Monthly".

Very provocative.

- Nice office.

- It's bulletproof.

Send her in.

Passion. This is beautiful.

Thank you!

Hey, okay, okay, we'll be in touch.

- It's a gift. I brought a gift to you.

- Thank you.

- It's a form of dance.

- Thank you. Good stuff.

Pay-for-view TV. Next week!

And you are an angel.

Thanks for the bag!

Ms. "Hugelhazen".

Hegalhuzen.

- Hegalhuzen. Brand Hauser.

- Hello.

- Hi.

- Hey.

Come on in.

Now...

Holy sh*t!

So, you're here to cover our little trade show...

"that's being billed as a liberating Turaqistan..."

satisfy the American consumer's

dreams just the opposite now.

The proposed Expo Turaqistan offers

nothing more than the auctioning of...

Turaqistan's future to the cause of

profit and international branding.

Yeah, I remember that because I wrote it.

There's no corruption here. Just

read the Silverman James Report.

I have. It's bullshit.

Look. We've already kicked out of this

place. What are we supposed to do?

Turn our backs on all of the

entrepreneurial possibilities?

Business is human response to a moral or cosmic crisis.

Whether it's a tsunami or a

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Mark Leyner

Mark Leyner (born 1956) is an American postmodernist author. more…

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