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The Interview Movie Quotes

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“The Interview” movie quotes follow the story of two tabloid TV show folks attempt to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The action-comedy was directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen using a screenplay the two co-wrote with James Weaver. “The Interview” was scheduled to open theatrically on December 25, 2014, however due to threats against theaters and Sony, the film was pulled from its release on December 17, 2014.

In “The Interview,” Dave Skylark (James Franco) stars on a popular but not exactly highly regarded tabloid television show, Skylark Tonight. So when he and show producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) learn that Kim Jong-un (Randall Park), the ruthless dictator of North Korea, is a fan of the show and wants to appear on the program, they see an opportunity to gain some legitimacy in the industry.

But just before they head to North Korea, Agent Lacey (Lizzy Caplan) from the CIA intercepts them and asks them to assassinate Kim during their trip. They agree to the task, train for it and head overseas but it doesn’t take long for them to realize that they are definitely not suited for this line of work.

“The Interview” hits theaters alongside other late 2014 films such as ”The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” ”Annie,” ”Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” ”Mr. Turner,” "Life Partners," "Comet," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," "Horrible Bosses 2, "Penguins of Madagascar," "Dumb and Dumber To," "Foxcatcher," "Beyond the Lights," "The Homesman," "Interstellar," "The Theory of Everything," "Nightcrawler," "Big Hero 6," "Before I Go to Sleep," and "Horns.”
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    Living a Lie

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    Rob Lowe: “You know, people say that actors lie for a living but this is living a lie.”
    David Skylark: “Okay, Rob, when you’re ready.”
    Aaron Rapoport: “Get ready, camera two.”
    Male Producer: “Oh, jesus!”
    David Skylark: “Whoa!”
    Female Producer: “His head looks like somebody’s taint.”
    David Skylark: “You barely look different!”
    Rob Lowe: “Thanks, Dave!”

    Dave interviews actor Rob Lowe for his tabloid news show. While Dave keeps a straight face when Lowe unveils his balding head, the rest of the crew mock him from backstage.
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    A Gift for You

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    Kim Jong-un: “Dave! I have a gift for you!”
    David Skylark: “Oh! Oh! Oh! This dog is killing me with it’s cuteness!”
    Kim Jong-un: “It’s crazy cute!”

    Dave receives a gift from Kim Jong-un, a cute little puppy. For someone who is described as so ruthless, this gesture goes a long way to Dave.
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    Zero Percent Chance of This Working

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    Agent Lacey: “You are going to administer a fatal dose of poison. It is critical that you operate with extreme caution… There’s a zero percent chance of this working.”

    Agent Lacey puts Dave and Aaron through some brief training before the pair heads out to North Korea. The CIA has a plan that could work but if Dave can pull it off or not is the question.
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    Take Him Out

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    Agent Lacey: “Mr. Rapoport, I am Agent Lacey with Central Intelligence. You two are going to be in a room alone with Kim and the CIA would love it if you two could take him out.”
    David Skylark: “Hmm?”
    Agent Lacey: “Take him out.”
    Aaron Rapoport: “For coffee?”
    David Skylark: “Dinner?”
    Aaron Rapoport: “For kimchi?”
    Agent Lacey: “No, uh, take him out.”
    Aaron Rapoport: “You want us to kill the leader of North Korea?”
    Agent Lacey: “Yes”
    David Skylark: “What?!”

    Aaron and Dave are approached by the CIA and asked to ‘take out’ Kim Jong-un. When they realizes that they don’t mean for coffee or dinner, Dave and Aaron are shocked.
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