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Serving Sara (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 August 2002 (USA)
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A process server tries to serve an elusive female target.

Director:

Reginald Hudlin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Perry ... Joe Tyler
Elizabeth Hurley ... Sara Moore
Vincent Pastore ... Tony
Bruce Campbell ... Gordon Moore
Cedric the Entertainer ... Ray Harris
Amy Adams ... Kate
Terry Crews ... Vernon
Jerry Stiller ... Milton the Cop
Marshall Bell ... Warren Cebron
Derek Southers Derek Southers ... Bouncer
Alan Ackles ... Man in Elevator (scenes deleted)
Robin McGee Robin McGee ... Jimmy the Elevator Operator
Brent Duncan ... Blackjack Dealer
Eli Jacques Eli Jacques ... Woman at Blackjack Table
John Wayne Shafer John Wayne Shafer ... Pit Boss
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Storyline

A process server, Joe Tyler (played by Matthew Perry) is given the task of serving divorce papers on Sara Moore (Elizabeth Hurley), the wife of of a wealthy Texas businessman. To do so he needs to contend with her attempts at evasion and the attempts of a colleague to undermine him. Written by grantss

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Taglines:

The One Thing That Could Bring Them Together Is Revenge.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Paramount [United States]

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flipping the Mark See more »

Filming Locations:

Arlington, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,758,236, 25 August 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,930,185, 1 December 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,146,150
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew Perry shot the scene where Joe is running from Tony who is driving a monster truck with a broken foot. According to director Reggie Hudlin if he had stumbled he would have been ran over. See more »

Goofs

The legal goofs in this movie are hard to count, but to start with, in New York, the rule is that when serving process on someone all you have to do is mail it to them and tack it on their door. Sara running would have no legal effect. See more »

Quotes

Gordon Moore: This better get done, or I'm gonna hang your ass out to dry, you understand?
[hangs up phone]
Ray Harris: [mocking Gordon] 'This better get done, or else I'll hang your ass out to dry'. Jesus! A redneck telling a black man he gonna hang him! That's the new millennium.
[yells out into the hall]
Ray Harris: Page Tony! And get Farrakhan and 'em on the phone... I think they might want a trip down there!
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References Get Smart (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Livin' It Down
Written by Delbert McClinton, Gary Nicholson and Benmont Tench
Performed by Delbert McClinton
Courtesy of New West Records, LLC
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"Serving Sara" is a comedy about a young man who is struggling in his career as he tries to determine and accomplish his goals.
20 March 2003 | by jones82See all my reviews

"Serving Sara" is a modern-day comedy movie about a man who gave up a successful career take a job that he enjoys. He becomes frustrated as he struggles to accomplish his daily job duties and he cannot figure out why. He learns (the hard way) that his coworker is not only jealous of him, but also competitive towards him.

The main male character is Joe who is played by Matthew Perry. Matthew Perry works for a private investigator as a process server and is hired to serve divorce papers to the main female character Sara, played by Elizabeth Hurley. Matthew Perry has goals and struggles to stay on track to accomplish his goals. Once he serves Elizabeth Hurley her divorce papers, she convinces Matthew Perry to work with her to save her share of her fortune.

This movie is very similar to another movie starring Matthew Perry titled "Fools Rush In", 1996, also starring Selma Hayek. The movie is about a man whose struggles to be successful at any cost and slowly learns what is important to him. He struggles to reach his true goals, as Matthew does in "Serving Sara". Like "Fools Rush In", "Serving Sara" is light humor with little or no real point to the movie. In both movies Matthew Perry plays a funny guy who works along side of beautiful women, and in the end is able to accomplish his goals.


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