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Thank You for Smoking

Rating:R (for language and some sexual content.)
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:March 17, 2006
Running time:92 minutes
Cast:Aaron Eckhart, Robert Duvall, Katie Holmes, William H Macy, Adam Brody
Director:Jason Reitman
Producer:David O. Sacks
Writer:Christopher Buckley, Jason Reitman
Distributor:Fox Searchlight

Description: Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today's neo-puritanical culture. Confronted by health zealots out to ban tobacco and an opportunistic senator who wants to put poison labels on cigarette packs, Nick goes on a PR offensive, spinning away the dangers of cigarettes on TV talk shows and enlisting a Hollywood super-agent to promote smoking in movies. Nick's newfound notoriety attracts the attention of both tobacco's head honcho and an investigative reporter for an influential Washington daily. Nick says he is just doing what it takes to pay the mortgage, but the increased scrutiny of his son and a very real death threat may force him to think differently.

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