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Cougars, Inc., developed under the title Mother's Little Helpers and displayed in the title shot as Cougars Inc., is an American independent comedy written and directed by Asher Levin about a college-age teenager, played by Kyle Gallner, and his friends' adventures as escorts to attractive older women.[2] The direct-to-DVD[3] film was released May 10, 2011.[3]

Cougars, Inc.
Cougars, Inc. FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Asher Leven
Produced by Graham Larson, Jack Schuster, and Danny Roth; Cyrus Ahanchian (EP), Barry Brooker (EP), Mickey Gooch (EP), Eli Wooten (EP) and Josh Monkarsh (EP)
Written by Asher Levin
Starring Kyle Gallner
Kathryn Morris
Denise Richards
Jim Belushi
Maeve Quinlan
Cinematography Harris Charalambous
Edited by Brian Hoey
Sycophant Films
Lookout Films
StoneBrook Entertainment
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date
  • May 10, 2011 (2011-05-10)
Running time
87 minutes[citation needed]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,000,000




It was described by one critic as a movie that "comes across like an unfinished movie...a mess of characterizations and romantic connections...a doomed comedy where every character is either suffering from an undiagnosed mental impairment or registers as flat-out repulsive."[6]


  1. ^ "Cougars, Inc. Trailer: On Blu-ray & DVD May 10th 2011: Maple Pictures". NME. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Actress Denise Richards to get down and dirty in film about cougars". New York Post. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2018-01-22. 
  3. ^ a b Ball, Chris. "Now on DVD: 'Red, White & Blue,' 'Cougars Inc.,' 'Revolution in Cairo' and more", The Plain Dealer, May 24, 2011
  4. ^ Denise Richards Finds Dating “Challenging” Archived April 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.,, May 13, 2010 (retrieved August 20, 2010)
  5. ^ Indie 'Little Helpers' finds its cast, Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, February 4, 2010 (retrieved August 20, 2010)
  6. ^ Orndorf, Brian (1 May 2011). "Cougars, Inc. (Blu-ray)". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2018-01-22. 

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