Thank You for Smoking

Nick Naylor is a Big Tobacco spokesman using "research" from an institution he's the vice-president of, a tobacco lobby called the "Academy of Tobacco Studies". It claims there is no link between tobacco and lung disease. Naylor and his friends, firearm lobbyist Bobby Jay Bliss and alcohol lobbyist Polly Bailey, meet every week and jokingly call themselves the "Merchants of Death" or "The MOD Squad". As anti-tobacco campaigns mount and numbers of young smokers decline, Naylor's boss, BR, sends Naylor to Los Angeles to bargain for cigarette product placement in upcoming movies. Naylor takes along his young son, Joey, in hopes of bonding with him. The next day, Naylor is sent to meet with Lorne Lutch, the cancer-stricken man who once played the Marlboro Man in cigarette ads and is now campaigning against cigarettes. As his son watches, Naylor successfully offers Lutch a suitcase of money for his silence.

MPAA Rating:R
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Country:United States
Produced By:Elon Musk, Alessandro Camon, Eveleen Bandy, David J. Bloomfield, Mindy Marin, John Schmidt, Michael Beugg, Daniel Brunt, Michael R. Newman, David O. Sacks, Mark Woolway, Stephen Belafonte, Max Levchin, Edward R. Pressman, Peter Andreas Thiel, Daniel Dubiecki
Directed By:Jason Reitman
Written By:Jason Reitman, Christopher Buckley
Cast:Sean Patrick Murphy, Renée Graham, Connie Ray, Todd Louiso, Katie Holmes, Terry James, Aloma Wright, Nancy O'Dell, Michael Calder, Eric Haberman, Rob Lowe, Catherine Reitman, Prince Jordan Tyson, Rachel Thorp, Aaron Lustig, Jeff Witzke, Alex Diaz, Joan Lunden, Christopher Buckley, Marianne Muellerleile, Dominick Cicco, Mary Jo Smith, Marc Scizak, Bruce French, J.K. Simmons, Eva La Dare, Jim R. Felton, Sam Elliott, Michael Mantell, Jacques Derosena, David O. Sacks, Earl Billings, Jordan Del Spina, Jordan Garrett, Cameron Bright, Adam Brody, Karen Harrison, Maria Bello, Melora Hardin, David Koechner, Roy Jenkins, Aaron Eckhart, William H. Macy, Richard Speight Jr., Tonyo Meléndez, Brian Palermo, Lisa Gabriel, Kim Dickens, Eric Maldonado, Spencer Garrett, Daniel Travis, Courtney Taylor Burness, Dennis Miller, Robert Duvall, James Younan, Katie Winslow, Timothy Dowling
In Theaters:Apr 14, 2006
Runtime:1 hour 32 minutes
Production:Room 9 Entertainment, TYFS Productions LLC, ContentFilm, Major Studio Partners
Box Office:$24,793,509
Available On:Amazon, Itunes, Vudu
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