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Meet the Spartans (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 January 2008 (USA)
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A spoof of 300 (2006) and many other movies, TV series/shows/commercials, video games and celebrities. King Leonidas of Sparta and his army of 12 go to war against Xerxes of Persia to fight to the death for Sparta's freedom.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Maguire ... Leonidas
Carmen Electra ... Queen Margo
Ken Davitian ... Xerxes
Kevin Sorbo ... Captain
Diedrich Bader ... Traitoro
Method Man ... Persian Emissary
Jareb Dauplaise ... Dilio
Travis Van Winkle ... Sonio
Phil Morris ... Messenger
Jim Piddock ... Loyalist / Simon Cowell Look-a-Like
Nicole Parker ... Paula Abdul Look-a-Like / Britney Spears Look-a-Like / Ellen DeGeneres Look-a-Like / Hunchback Paris
Ike Barinholtz ... Dane Cook Look-a-Like / Bond Villain / Prophet
Crista Flanagan ... Spartan Woman / Ugly Betty Look-a-Like
Hunter Clary ... Leo Jr.
Emily Wilson ... Lindsay Lohan Look-a-Like
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Storyline

The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of invading Persians whom include the Ghost Rider, Rocky Balboa, the Autobots, and an ugly hunchbacked Paris Hilton and a shaved-head Brittany Spears. Written by matt-282

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The Bigger the Hit, The Harder They Fall See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content throughout, language and some comic violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hunting and Fishing See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,505,530, 27 January 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,233,676, 1 May 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,646,831, 15 March 2009
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Runtime:

(unrated)

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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film led Sean McGuire to be cast as the title character of the short-lived fantasy comedy series "Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire", which was discontinued after 1 season due to it's mixed reviews. See more »

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When they first sing "I Will Survive", Sonio's mouth can be seen singing alone, before we hear the song or see anyone else is singing. See more »

Quotes

Leonidas: As long as Xerxes doesn't find the secret path to the Hot Gates... their vast numbers won't count for shit!
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

An unrated version was released on DVD, which features additional scenes not suitable for a PG-13 rating. See more »

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Spoofs Spartacus (1960) See more »

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Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer
Produced by Ali Dee
Performed by John McCurry and Steve Murphy
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An All Time Low for Comedy
26 January 2008 | by bowtiecinemaSee all my reviews

I work at a movie theater, so the only reason I went to see this movie was because it was free and I thought that it just might be the kind of movie that's so bad me and my friends could entertain ourselves by making fun of it. However, Meet the Spartans left us completely dumbfounded and speechless. It's beyond bad! There was nothing you could say that could make of this movie, it does it all by itself and it doesn't even allow you to laugh while you watch it going down in flames. I considered its predecessor, Epic Movie, to be among one of the worst movies ever made. I didn't think it could possibly get worse, but it did. It's like watching 300 all over again expect with ridiculous pop culture references that aren't even funny. The guys who made this movie obviously don't understand comedy in the slightest bit. I hope that this is the last one of these ridiculous comedies that gets to occupy a theater over another film that might actually be worth something. This film is a waste of money for starters, but even if you don't have to pay, it's just a waste of time.


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