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The Starving Games (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 31 October 2013 (Argentina)
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In this Hunger Games spoof, Kantmiss Evershot must fight for her life in the 75th annual Starving Games, where she could also win an old ham, a coupon for a foot-long sub, and a partially eaten pickle.
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Seleca (as Dean West)
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Na'vi Guy
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Set in the most depressing corner of a post-apocalyptic future, our heroine Kantmiss Evershot (Maiara Walsh) volunteers to take her manipulative younger sister's place in the seventy-fifth annual "Starving Games." In doing so, she must leave behind her smoldering just-a-friend Dale (Brant Daugherty) and team up with the geeky baker's son Peter Malarkey (Cody Allen Christian) in a fight for her life. But wait, there's more! She could also win an old ham, a coupon for a foot-long sub at a six-inch price, and a partially eaten pickle! In The Starving Games, Friedberg and Seltzer's sixth cinematic spoof of box-office hits, the prolific parody duo has its sights trained on the adventure blockbuster The Hunger Games! It's all the laughs and half the calories as they sling dozens of cock-eyed, barbed arrows at sci-fi, action and fantasy films from The Avengers and Oz the Great and Powerful to pop culture characters and celebrities like Harry Potter and Taylor Swift. Written by Ketchup Entertainment

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game | pickle | fight | spoof | parody | See All (78) »

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From the guys who cooked up 'Date Movie', 'Meet the Spartans' and 'Vampires Suck' See more »

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

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The Bruce Willis look-a-like in the film, Eric Buarque, also played Willis as a stunt double in "Live Free or Die Hard" (2007). See more »

Goofs

When Kantmiss is running through the forest after defeating Backpack Girl, a boom mic is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Arnold Schwarzenegger Look-a-like: Hasta la vista.
Bruce Willis Look-a-like: Yippee kai yay.
Jason Statham Look-a-like: Darn it, I don't have a catch phrase.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Look-a-like: Ha ha ha ha, I have so many of them. I'll be back!
Jason Statham Look-a-like: You know what I mean Chuck?
Chuck Norris Look-a-like: No, because I'm Chuck Norris, and catch phrases need *me*.
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Crazy Credits

This motion picture is based, in part, upon actual events, persons and companies. However many of the characters, incidents and companies portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious. Any similarities of those fictitious characters, incidents or companies to the name, attributes or actual background of any actual person, living or dead, or to any actual event, or to any existing company, is entirely coincidental and unintentional. See more »

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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Just Me And Up
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Vincent Alfieri, Joey Katsaros (as Joseph Katsaros), Alana Da Fonseca (as Alana da Fonseca), and Julian Davis (as Julian Michael Davis)
Performed by Joey Jackson & The Spinettes
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
By arrangement with Format Entertainment
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Can't wait for "The Starving Games: Catching Farts"
16 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Can't agree more with Lomedin. If you don't like fart jokes and are looking for artistic quality, don't watch it. I loved it.

It really helped me to have just watched "Catching Fire" so I was in the right frame of mind to see this. I just sucks all the tension right out of you.

The books are about a very serious subject and the films are trying to do them justice. The first film was slightly off target and too much about production values and less about the story than it could have been. But "Catching Fire" was more in tone with the books.

So if you approach "The Starving Games" with the serious attitude the books (and films) would like you to take, then that's what makes great satire. It just blows the pretentiousness of the first film all to hell. And that's the whole point.


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