Magic Mike (2012)
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Magic Mike Release Date
In Theaters June 29, 2012
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Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Matt Bomer, Riley Keough, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, and Gabriel Iglesias
Written by: Reid Carolin
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Produced by: Reid Carolin, Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum, Nick Wechsler
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Warner Bros Pictures
External Info: Magic Mike Official Website
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