• Publication date: January 25, 2014

Thank You for Smoking

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A tobacco lobbyist's rise to the top and his catastrophic, yet entertaining descent.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2005

MBC 2:

July 23, 2015 17:00 (KSA) ~ July 23, 2015 16:00 (CLT)

Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart) is a sleazy lobbyist for a major tobacco company.  After militant anti-smoking activists kidnap Nick, he befriends a Washington journalist portrayed byKatie Holmes who covers his story.  Romance ensues and Naylor soon reveals his shady dealings from Washington to Hollywood.

The resultant public outrage causes Nick's employer to sack him.  Jobless, the shamed lobbyist must now find a new means of survival.  In the process, he will reevaluate some of his actions while maintaining his diabolical cunningness.

Thank You for Smoking earned $39 million at the box office, nearly four times its $10 million budget.  The picture was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Starring:

  • Aaron Eckhart
  • Cameron Bright
  • Katie Holmes
  • Maria Bello
  • David Koechner
  • Rob Lowe
  • Adam Brody
  • Sam Elliott
  • William H. Macy
  • J.K. Simmons
  • Robert Duvall