Talk:Middle Men (film)
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I haven't seem the film but given the subject matter I'm worried the spam bots might have accidentally made a false revert of vandalism? Perhaps someone who has seen the film let us know and either revert to confirm the plot summary or just let us know that is not what happenned. -- Horkana (talk) 03:05, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
- Just watched the movie (looking here to see who the real people were) and the plot as written in the "Revision as of 22:25, February 18, 2011" is pretty accurate. There were a few other vandalisms, like calling the producer a scammer (but not citing the claim). I am not sure if you want the entire cliff's note on here, for people who have yet to see it, since it gives away the ending, but it isnt inaccurate. It looked like a rough draft though, like they were planning on coming back and cleaning it up, like they left empty brackets, or didnt use the full names etc.--Billy Nair (talk) 06:17, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
The vandalism is possibly attributable to the same individual who has been creating multiple websites to accuse the film's producer Christopher Mallick of financing the film -- which was based on his own experience in the porn online payments industry -- by defrauding customers of his payment service . When epassporte folded, it left many accountholders holding the bag ; Details magazine gave what seems to be on on-the-level account in an article you can see here: http://www.details.com/culture-trends/critical-eye/201103/chris-mallick-middle-men
- Great stuff, good read. I've created a BDD (talk) 19:34, 2 April 2014 (UTC) redirect to this article with some categories from that source. Assuming there are other sources out there like that, I definitely think it could be a standalone article. --
Oxymoron Entertainment, Christopher Mallick and Epassporte.
A confession judgement was entered into the records and lists the assets and admissions. The problem is that it is difficult to cite because one must be logged in to the Los Angeles County Courts secure website and enter Case Number: BS134924 to reach the case information. In many cases, last second confessions are often made to avoid criminal charges.
The people at THE OXYMORON News Site listed a handful of the (thousands?) of unpaid victims under the article titled "...Victims 2013".
I take them at their word however given that the people collecting these did so in a short time, one can only assume that they are a fraction of the amount that was misappropriated.
I also want to add that When I see C.T.B., The new "President" of Oxymoron Entertainment on Wikipedia at 4:00am local time and attempting to repeatedly cover up the information on this article, I can only assume she is hiding something worse. She chose to go with Mallick, even after he was Fired from Paycom (the company portrayed in this highly fictional film) for Misappropriation of Funds and other charges. It was a wise financial move at the time it seems, since Mallick recieved the company ePassporte in sort of a severance package, but look how it turned out again. Disaster for customers, millions of dollars missing, Mallick "lawyered up" and silent, Barnes cleaning up the poop. I wouldn't be surprised if once again Christopher Mallick moves to yet another state or even country where he doesn't have a record and starts up again some new venture with C.T.B. following him, until that one collapses with a ton of money missing.
Soundtrack and credits
Although this article says that all songs on the soundtrack were written by Brian Tyler, it is not true. The last few scenes and the closing credits all are to the song "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (Rolling Stones).
There are a whole bunch of other well known tracks included on the soundtrack, such as these
- Sympathy For The Devil (Rolling Stones)
- Oye Como Va (Tito Puente)
- Buona Sera (Louis Prima)
- Tubthumping (ChumbaWumba)
- Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears).
There is more but these are the ones I remember well from having recently watched the DVD release. I think they should be in the article. If somebody knows the full list could they include them?188.8.131.52 (talk) 04:09, 26 May 2013 (UTC)