The Opioid Epidemic Crisis: Drug Dealers, Alcoholics and Smokers (2018)

R | 2h 19min | Animation, Comedy, Crime | 25 May 2018 (USA)


Zachary and Leah Bortz experience a crisis in the United States when lots of people die because of them consuming drugs, drinking alcohol and smoking cigars and try to stop crimes relating to it.

Director, Producers and Writer

Director and Writer: Jason Reitman

Producers: Scott Rudin, J.J. Abrams, Ivan Reitman, Akiva Goldsman


Regan Burns, Julianne Moore (see full cast below)

Character Gallery

Main Characters


Cast overview, first billed only:

  • Regan Burns-...-Zachary Bortz
  • Julianne Moore-...-Leah Bortz



Written by Jason Reitman

Genres: Animation | Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Romance | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug and alcohol material including smoking, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, some brutal violent images and language | See all certifications >>

Parents Guide: View content advisory >>


Country: USA

Language: English

Release Dates

25 May 2018 (USA, theatrical release)

28 August 2018 (USA, home release)

Company Credits

Production Companies


  • Paramount Home Media Distribution (DVD) (USA) (2018)
  • Paramount Home Media Distribution (Blu-Ray) (USA) (2018)



The Opioid Epidemic Crisis (2015)

A stand-alone sequel to the first film.


  • This is the fifth R-rated film of Zachary, Grace and Lexia to feature the sex scene from Anomalisa (2015), in which the scene happens between Michael and Lisa. In this film, however, it happens between Zachary and Leah.
    • The fourth was Three Embassies (2018, two months before this film), in which the scene happens between Zachary and Ainsley.
    • The third was Terror of the Black Death (2017), in which the scene happens between Zachary and Olivia.
    • The second was Zachary & Meredith (2017), in which the scene happens between Zachary and Meredith.
    • The first was Clamped (2015), in which the scene happens between Zachary and Clampslinger.
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