You Don't Mess with the Zohan
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You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Year:
Duration:
113 min
Genres:
Action | Comedy
IMDB rate:
5.5
Director:
Dennis Dugan
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2008-06-06
Filming Locations: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Earnings
Budget: $90,000,000
Opening Weekend: $38,531,374 (USA) (8 June 2008)
Gross: $100,018,837 (USA) (7 September 2008)
Cast
Actor
Character
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Emmanuelle Chriqui
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Adam Sandler
Zohan
John Turturro
Phantom
Nick Swardson
Michael
Lainie Kazan
Gail
Ido Mosseri
Oori
Rob Schneider
Salim
Dave Matthews
James
Michael Buffer
Walbridge
Charlotte Rae
Mrs. Greenhouse
Sayed Badreya
Hamdi
Daoud Heidami
Nasi
Kevin Nealon
Kevin
Robert Smigel
Yosi
Dina Doron
Zohan's Mother
Shelley Berman
Zohan's Father
Chris Rock
Taxi Driver
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
John McEnroe
John McEnroe
George Takei
George Takei
Bruce Vilanch
Bruce Vilanch
John Paul DeJoria
Paul Mitchell
Alec Mapa
Claude
Ahmed Ahmed
Waleed
Ben Wise
Yitzhak
John Farley
Tom
Yossi Marshek
Pinchas
Guri Weinberg
Aharon
Danny A. Abeckaser
Ze'ev
Ido Mor
Hassan
Mousa Kraish
Bashir
Roni Levy
Ephraim
Reuven Bar-Yotam
Levi
Barry Livingston
Gray Kleibolt
Rick Gifford
Philip
Daniel Browning Smith
Real Estate Agent
Tyler Spindel
Doorman
Julia Lea Wolov
Mariah's Assistant (as Julia Wolov)
Dana Goodman
Mariah's Assistant (as Dana Min Goodman)
Todd Holland
Fred
Kevin Grady
Coleman
Bobby Tisdale
Skizzy
Herzl Tobey
Commander
Ori Pfeffer
Second Commander
Alex Luria
Koby
Guy Oseary
Avi
Yinon Sapir
Danny
Donna Feldman
Michal
Yamit Sol
Dorit
Naama Nativ
Sara
Dennis Dugan
Homeless Guy
Gerry Del Sol
Exploded Shop Owner
Shulie Cowen
Debbie
Maysoon Zayid
Nadira
Helen Siff
Mrs. Skitzer
Betty Murphy
Mrs. Haynes
Cynthia Frost
Mrs. Paulson
Anna Berger
Older Lady in Salon
Susan Grace
Older Lady in Salon
Bunny Levine
Older Lady in Salon
Norma Michaels
Older Lady in Salon
Marjorie Loomis
Older Lady in Salon
Carol Schlanger
Older Lady in Salon
Edith S. Wolfrey
Older Lady in Salon (as Edith Wolfrey)
Phoebe Dorin
Older Lady in Salon
Lina So
Hip Salon Receptionist
Eloise DeJoria
Blonde at Salon
Vanessa Long
Catty Hairdresser
Donielle Artese
African American Salon Owner
Adria Tennor
Kids' Salon Owner
Blake Bertrand
Little Boy
Sidney Ganis
Doctor (as Sid Ganis)
Laurie Meghan Phelps
Plus Size Girl at Disco
Kenneth Greenaway
DJ
Constance Barron
First Woman in Cab
Kristen Lowman
First Woman in Cab
Penelope Windust
Second Woman in Cab
Kathleen Noone
Second Woman in Cab
Christopher Innvar
Angry Tall Driver
Ray Garvey
Truck Driver
Barbara Ann Davison
Dog Owner
Eric Lamonsoff
Hamdi's Passenger
Connor Wiles
Boy Customer
Jennifer De Minco
Arguing Female Customer
Nicole Bennett
Walbridge's Girlfriend
Edmund Lyndeck
Pharmacist
Lily Javaherpour
Inaz
Kristina Haddad
Hamdi's Wife (voice)
Larry Marko
Phantom's Trainer
Anne Marie Howard
Reporter
Veerta Motiani
Beach Girl
Billy Concha
Kayaker
Marco Khan
Terrorist with Hand
Sam Sagheb
Disco Merchant (as Saman Sagheb)
Latif Marotti
Disco Merchant
Christian Reeve
Disco Merchant
Aesop Aquarian
Rabbi (uncredited)
Michelle Arenal
Girl on Zohan's Shoulders (uncredited)
Jordan Ashbrook
Hot Girl in Club (uncredited)
Moran Atias
Eti (uncredited)
Ashley Ausburn
Girl at Mall (uncredited)
Barbara Jean Barrielle
Cheerleader (uncredited)
Mike Basone
Israeli Fan
Mike Batayeh
Fry Cook (uncredited)
Robert Benny
Autograph Seeker #1 (uncredited)
Bart Blackburn
Israeli Hacky Sack Coach (uncredited)
Denise Bradley
Hacky Sack Enthusiast (uncredited)
Guile Branco
Israeli Soldier (uncredited)
Lamar Brown
Businessman (uncredited)
Melanie Bulujian
Israeli Dancer (uncredited)
Monica Cabral
Fizzy-Bubbeleh Girl (uncredited)
Kevin Cannon
Times Square Crazy Man (uncredited)
Ella Christopher-Pantoliano
Phantom's Wife (uncredited)
Nick Clark
Nick (uncredited)
Cheryl Cosenza
Ribbon Cutting Girl (uncredited)
Rossie Cottrell
Phantom's Wife (uncredited)
John Dardenne
Israeli Hacky Sack Fan (uncredited)
Joseph DeLuca
Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
Kevin Van Doorslaer
Israeli Soldier (uncredited)
Kendall Draughn
Picnic Girl (uncredited)
John Duerler
Electronic Store Customer (uncredited)
Marshall Factora
Airline Terminal Passenger (uncredited)
Eric Feliciano
Israeli Fan
Ian Fisher
Disco Merchant (uncredited)
Anna Florence
Phantom's Wife (uncredited)
Elaine Anne Furst
Salon Patron (uncredited)
Maite Garcia
Phantom's Wife (uncredited)
Leslie Garza
Disco Hip Girl (uncredited)
Jessica Mei Gershen
Girl in Club (uncredited)
Nikki Giavasis
Waitress (uncredited)
Ronald E. Giles
Commuter (uncredited)
Sharlene Grover
Israeli Soldier (uncredited)
Sepideh Haftgoli
Israeli Soldier (uncredited)
Zahra Heydari
Dalohan Receptionist (uncredited)
Seth Howard
Party Guy (uncredited)
Kevin James
Hacky Sack Tournament Celebrity Judge (uncredited)
Paul Jeans
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Dave Johnson
Spectator (uncredited)
Todd Justin
Night Club Bouncer (uncredited)
Sona Karia
Reporter (uncredited)
Rock Kohli
Vendor with No Fizzi Bubblech (uncredited)
Mark Kubr
Criminal #3 (uncredited)
Timothy Dean Lee
Shocked Businessman (uncredited)
Paula Lemes
Go Go Dancer (uncredited)
Bernadette Lords
Business Woman (uncredited)
Anthony Martins
Arab #3 (uncredited)
Roni Meron
Hot Girl / Waitress (uncredited)
Nicole Montano
Cheerleader (uncredited)
Rachel Mower
Girl in Park (uncredited)
Rachael Murphy
Girl in Club (uncredited)
Bibiana Navas
Phantom's Wife (uncredited)
Christina Neferis
Hacky Sack Fan (uncredited)
Hash Patel
International Newstand Owner (uncredited)
Dianne Perry
Phantom's Wife (uncredited)
Klavdia Ramnareine
The Hot Chick (uncredited)
Deborah Rombaut
Snooty French girl at the club (uncredited)
Rob Shapiro
Scorekeeper (uncredited)
Mikael Sharafyan
Fan in the crowd (uncredited)
Terrie Snell
Woman in Beauty Shop (uncredited)
Chris Spinelli
Angry Palestinian
Arne Starr
Israeli Weapons Trainer (uncredited)
Riley Thomas Stewart
Little Boy #2 (uncredited)
Lee Stickler
Israeli Soldier (uncredited)
Sarah Stringer
Party Goer (uncredited)
Christa Texeira
Ruth (uncredited)
Keana Texeira
Rock-Throwing Girl
Seth Texeira
Zeb (uncredited)
Sophie Texeira
Alena (uncredited)
Ryan Phillip Thomas
Angry Palestinian
Gina Tleel
Shopper (uncredited)
Uzimann
Cafe Customer (uncredited)
Dave Vij
Disco-Tech (uncredited)
Molly Weiner
Salon Patron (uncredited)
Joe Van Wie
Hotdog Patron (uncredited)
Henry Winkler
Limousine Passenger (uncredited)
Mark Winn
News Cameraman (uncredited)
Saye Yabandeh
Girlfriend (uncredited)
Julius Zagon
Ukrossi
David Zahedian
Phantom's Best Friend (uncredited)
Maria Zambrana
Taxi Cab Patron (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Most of the guns used by the Zohan and the terrorists in the film are weapons manufactured by Israeli Military Industries (such as the Uzi submachine gun, Galil assault rifle, and the Jericho 941 and Desert Eagle handguns).
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"Shabah" (the text on Phantom's headband) means "ghost" or "phantom" in Arabic.
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The Arabic text on The Phantom's head band spells SH-B-H, or 'Shabbah'.
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Goofs
When Zohan is cutting the little boy's hair, he reaches for the boy's shoulder with his left arm. When the camera angle changes, Zohan's right hand is on the boy's shoulder.
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(at around 45 mins) When Zohan is allowed to shampoo the hair of Mrs. Skitzer, he initially lays her back and visibly moves her long hair into the washing sink. In the very next cut, her hair is outside of the sink again. Then when he pulls the purple cover up over her body, her hair is again back inside the sink.
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(at around 10 mins) When Zohan and Phantom are fighting in the water outside of the Lebanon stronghold, Phantom grabs a Piranha out of the water and lets it bite his neck. Not only are Piranha only native to South American rivers, but are also freshwater fish. The water in this scene would have most likely been the Mediterranean Sea, which is saltwater.
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Quotes
Salim: [to the two women riding his cab] And you are stupid cow!
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Gail: Well Australia, it must be really nice there since they got rid of the apartheid.
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Oori: [wistfully] Once you start in an electronics store, you *never* get out.
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Faq
Q
How much sex, violence and profanity are in this movie?
A
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for You Don't Mess with the Zohan can be found at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0960144/parentalguide.
Q
Is there a scene after the credits?
A
No, there are no scenes during or after the credits.
Q
What are the differences between the theatrical version (pg-13) and the unrated version later released on dvd?
A
The unrated version includes 28 changes compared to the original theatrical version which has also been released simultaneously on DVD. Included 18 scenes containing alternate footage. The unrated version runs about 4:06 minutes longer then the theatrical version. A detailed comparison between both versions can be found here.
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