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Postal (2007)

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In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

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Uwe Boll
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zack Ward ... Dude
Dave Foley ... Uncle Dave
Chris Coppola ... Richard
Jackie Tohn ... Faith
J.K. Simmons ... Candidate Welles
Ralf Moeller ... Officer John
Verne Troyer ... Verne Troyer
Chris Spencer ... Officer Greg
Larry Thomas ... Osama Bin Laden
Michael Paré ... Panhandler
Erick Avari ... Habib
Lindsay Hollister ... Recorder
Brent Mendenhall Brent Mendenhall ... George W. Bush
Rick Hoffman ... Mr. Blither
Michael Benyaer ... Mohammed
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Storyline

The story begins with a regular Joe who tries desperately to seek employment, but embarks on a violent rampage when he teams up with cult leader Uncle Dave. Their first act is to heist an amusement park, only to learn that the Taliban are planning the same heist as well. Chaos ensues, and now the Postal Dude must not only take on terrorists but political figures as well. Written by cgw@mac.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for extremely crude humor throughout, including strong sexuality, graphic nudity, violence, and for pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2007 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Postal: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€55,507 (Germany), 21 October 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$282,750, 26 May 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,005,198
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| (Director's Cut DVD) | (long) | (original cut) | (unrated DVD)

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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In early 2007 the New York Post showed a 7 second clip, the infamous window-washer scene, to some of the families of the 9/11-victims, telling them "this is the joke in the new movie Postal by Uwe Boll". Of course they found it tasteless to make fun of 9/11 and its victims in such a fashion. But the scene was the punchline, not the entire joke. The real joke was made on the Taliban 3 minutes before that scene. According to Uwe Boll The NY Post's actions were "more tasteless than any of my movies could ever be," and he considered it another personal attack. See more »

Goofs

On the UK release DVD there is a typo on the blurb which is meant to read 'first they must fail'. Instead it reads 'first they most foil'. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Asif: Congratulations, Nabi. We are at the doorstep of our martyrdom.
Nabi: Praise Allah.
Asif: Praise him! Soon, we will be greeted by Allah, the one true god... and by the cheers of our fore fathers... and by ninety-nine perfect virgins who will worship us... for ALL eternity!
Nabi: [pause] I thought it was one hundred.
Asif: What's that?
Nabi: One hundred virgins. They promised me one hundred.
Asif: Ninety-nine, one hundred. What's the difference?
Nabi: If they're telling you one thing and they're telling me another, maybe ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The US unrated DVD is the same as the R-rated version except that it has some some deleted scenes inserted during the end credits. They are
  • an extended convenient store scene where Habib goes outside to debate with Candidate Wells.
  • an extended Little Germany scene where the Black cop explains on how he came across the guy in the wheelchair, the two dirty old men telling a tasteless AIDS joke, and Uwe Boll telling a tasteless Auschwitz joke.
  • an extended shootout which explains what happened to Mitzi and Jenny. These scenes are from the deleted scenes section of the domestic German DVD release.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Smooth Lounge
Written and Performed by Robert Bartha
Published by Edition X-tended c/o Arabella Musikverlag GmbH
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Satire, the Uwe Boll way
23 August 2009 | by basruttenSee all my reviews

Uwe Boll has done the impossible: create a game adaptation that stays at least somewhat true to the game; he has turned a game full of antisocial and offensive content into a movie full of antisocial and offensive content. So, as an adaptation, it's a success.

Unfortunately, it's still Uwe Boll we are dealing with here, so don't expect the movie to be actually any good. while it does have it's moment, "Postal" wears out his welcome very fast and becomes a pain to sit through.

At its core, Postal is a satire on the United States, as done by a twelve year old kid. Boll seems to think that offensiveness is linearly proportional to comedic value: the more offensive, the funnier, and the more exaggerated the funnier. This results in a movie that sets new levels of tastelessness while being extremely hit and miss. Yes, some gags do work but it seems to be pure luck. High points include the director satirizing himself, and people getting hit very violently by trucks and other vehicles. Low points include..well pretty much everything else.

After the initial surprise wears off, Postal simply becomes a bore to watch. Yes there is a good joke every and good point ten minutes, but everything else consists of hordes of annoying characters shooting and chasing each other all over the place for what seems to be an eternity.

This probably would have worked as a short movie, but it's just not enough content for something that lasts over 90 minutes (although it feels twice as long). There are nice ideas and nice tries, but they get hopelessly lost in endless and pointless action scenes and content that is offensive just for the sake of it 4/10


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