Get the poster


510736_Netflix 1 Month Free Trial - Instantly Watch Unlimited Films and TV Episodes

You Don't Mess with the Zohan

Still of Adam Sandler in You Don't Mess with the ZohanStill of Emmanuelle Chriqui in You Don't Mess with the ZohanDennis Dugan at event of You Don't Mess with the ZohanStill of Adam Sandler and Lainie Kazan in You Don't Mess with the ZohanStill of Rob Schneider in You Don't Mess with the ZohanStill of Adam Sandler in You Don't Mess with the Zohan

An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 5.6/10 (77,188 voted)

Critic's Score: 54/100

Director: Dennis Dugan

Stars: Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui

Zohan Dvir works as a Special Agent and lives with his orthodox parents in Israel. He wants to give up this life full of dangerous encounters with Palestinians. While in the process of apprehending a Palestinian activist known simply as the Phantom, he fakes his death, hides in a dog-kennel on a plane bound for New York, and decides to try his hand as a hair-stylist. He is refused employment initially, but when he offers to work for free, Dahlia hires him as a cleaner. When a hair-stylist named Debbie quits, Zohan replaces her, winning over elderly female clientèle, and falling in love with Dahlia herself. Before Zohan could propose to her, Dahlia's landlord, Walbridge, who has been raising rents regularly, hires skinhead goons to terrorize the neighborhood, creates misunderstandings between Jews, Muslims, Arabs, and Palestinians, and drives them out, so as to enable him to construct a new building which is topped by a roller coaster...

Writers: Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel

Adam Sandler - Zohan
John Turturro - Phantom
Emmanuelle Chriqui - Dalia
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 (as Dina Doronne)

Taglines: He's silky, smooth and harder than trigonometry!


Official Website: Sony Pictures [France] | Sony Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 6 June 2008

Filming Locations: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Box Office Details

Budget: $90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $38,531,374 (USA) (8 June 2008) (3462 Screens)

Gross: $100,018,837 (USA) (7 September 2008)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Zohan isn't an actual Israeli first name.

Continuity: When Zohan leaves Dahlia's salon, the Paul Mitchell book he's holding is rotated 90 degrees between shots from different perspectives.

[first lines]
Danny: You don't mess with the Zohan!

User Review

Turn Off Your Brain

Rating: 6/10

I walked into the theater with my brain shut off. And if you enjoy Adam Sandler, you have to. If you go by typical standards, all of Adam Sandler's movies are absolute garbage. But yet people still love them, I am one of them.

I went into this looking to have fun watching a movie, and I did. Yes, it was ridiculous in every possible way, but it was pretty much exactly what I was paying to see, Adam Sandler's sense of humor running rampant with all of his friends holding down bit parts.

If you are looking for a high quality, well thought-out story with twists and turns and an ending that ties it all together and leaves you walking out of the theater satisfied, look elsewhere.

But if you aren't easily offended and are a fan of Adam Sandler's work, then you'll have fun with the silky smooth goodness that Zohan brings to the table.

Holiday BlockBusters at AllPoster!
Holiday BlockBusters at AllPoster!


Comment on “You Don't Mess with the Zohan”

Name :




510736_Netflix 1 Month Free Trial - Instantly Watch Unlimited Films and TV Episodes

Upcoming Film Releases|Movie Posters