''War, Inc.'' is a 2008 satire/BlackComedy about an ex-CIA assassin named Hauser played by Creator/JohnCusack who works for the Halliburton-esque company Tamerlane. As the movie opens he's being sent on assignment to the recently "liberated" country of Turaqistan to kill an oil executive from a neighboring nation named Lyubomir Neikov, because Neikov is a barrier to Tamerlane's interests. Hauser's cover is a producer of a trade show demonstrating the effectiveness of Tamerlane's campaign, which basically puts him in charge of everything PR-related, from reeling in leftist journalist Natalie Hagelhausen (Creator/MarisaTomei), who Hauser has a crush on, to managing the wedding of Yonica Babyyeah (Music/HilaryDuff), a slutty Central Asian popstar. And Hauser's much-buried conscience is starting to flare up again...
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!!This film provides examples of:

* AffablyEvil: Hauser, though he's more of a dark AntiHero.
* AHandfulForAnEye: Hauser blinds Walker by pouring hot sauce into his eyes.
* TheAtoner: Hauser, after saving Natalie in a war zone.
* {{Badass}}: Hauser
** BadassBookworm: Natalie Hagelhausen
** Yonica puts a scorpion in her pants.
* BigBad / TheDragon: An interesting case where [[spoiler: Walken]] is the BigBad of this story, but is himself only TheDragon to the former Vice President.
* BlackComedy: So much so it makes DoctorStrangelove feel like a feel-good romp.
* ByronicHero: Hauser
* TheChessmaster: Walken.
* CombatPragmatist: Hauser. He uses a bottle opener to stab someone in the side of the head and uses Walken in his wheelchair as a shield while charging down a hallway.
* CrapsackWorld: Turaqistan.
* DeadpanSnarker: Hauser and Marsha - which makes sense, as they're played by John and Joan Cusack
* DownerEnding: Our heroes escape from Turaqistan on Yonica's plane, and start to talk about what they're going to do next [[spoiler: only for the camera to pull back, revealing a cruise missile following them]]. The scene then cuts to a announcement by the former Vice President declaring the events of the previous night an Ugigi terrorist attack, and declaing war on Ugigistan.
** Could qualify as a BittersweetEnding if you want to count [[spoiler: Houser's reunion with his long ago kidnapped daughter, who turns out to be Yonica, the sweet part among their implied death the bitter part.]]
** [[TakeAThirdOption Or]] you can assume it's an EarnYourHappyEnding, [[spoiler: given the quality of Tamerlane weapons being build by the lowest bidder, as shown in the climax]].
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 2 [[PlayedForLaughs played for]] [[BlackComedy pitch-black comedy]].
* {{Expy}}: Dan Aykroyd's character is basically Dick Cheney. Which is odd, as another character makes a reference to Dick Cheney later on...
** Also John and Joan Cusack basically reprise their roles from GrossePointeBlank.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Walken.
* ForTheEvulz: Walken's revenge plan is simply to make Hauser suffer.
* FunWithSubtitles: Everything Omar Sharif says is subtitled, even though he's speaking perfectly comprehensible English
* GenreSavvy: Hauser, Marsha, Natalie and Omar Sharif know all too well what kind of CrapsackWorld they are currently inhabiting.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Uk-mi-fay. Try translating it from pig-Latin.
* GRatedDrug: Hauser regularly drinks shotglasses full of hot sauce to deal with his guilt about his job.
* HiddenDepths: We find out Yonica isn't the manufactured popstar she seems to be and longs to do music her way rather than the label's way.
* HomePornMovie: Yonica's fiance was planning to make one of their honeymoon and then sell the resulting [=DVDs=]. Yonica was unaware of this and got really upset when she found out.
* {{Jerkass}}: Uk-mi-fay and his entire posse.
* KnightTemplar: Walken.
* LargeHam: Walken.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: When Hauser is questioned about his family, he get depressed and the lively music stops. He then gets up and puts the needle back on the record player.
* MetaCasting: HilaryDuff as a slutty pop star (also a TakeThat at other pop stars whose personas are sluttier than Hilary's).
* NoNameGiven: Dan Aykroyd's character is only ever referred to as "The former Vice President".
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Admirably averted by Hilary Duff, who maintains her accent even when singing (unlike a surprising number of real non-American pop stars who affect Transatlantic accents when singing).
* PlayingAgainstType: See MetaCasting.
* {{Qurac}}: Turaqistan, which seems to be a blend of about 40% Iraq and 60% Afghanistan
* TheReveal: Two, which come one right after the other. First, that the Viceroy is [[spoiler: Walken]]. Second, that [[spoiler: Hauser]] is Yonica's father.
* ShadowDictator: The Viceroy.
* ShoutOut: They did name a character Omar Sharif, after all.
* SpiritualSequel: To GrossePointeBlank - John and Joan Cusack basically fill their exact same roles, Dan Aykroyd plays a supporting character in each movie, and both movies involve an assassin growing tired of his job considering quitting after falling in love
* StealthPun: Falaff fell.
* TheStoic: Hauser.
* TakeThat: At the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, George Bush, Dick Cheney, embedded journalists, and slutty pop stars
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Ben Kingsley is featured in both posters for the movie and the trailer, which is odd given his relative lack of screen time [[spoiler: until he is revealed to be the BigBad.]]
* TheVoice: Two of them - Jerry, the "Guide Star" operator who functions as Hauser's de facto therapist, and the Viceroy, who only communicates via a screen of always shifting famous Americans and a heavily altered computer voice [[spoiler: who turns out to be Walken.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Marsha becomes extremely unhinged as the movie progresses, culminating in her screaming her head off at Walken's confession.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Hauser is shown milking a cobra for its venom. When Yonica enters the room, he throws the cobra into the corner to prevent her from seeing it. A second later, the cobra is gone and not mentioned again.
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