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Shakes the Clown (1991)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  13 March 1992 (USA)
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Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even ... See full summary »

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Judy
Bruce Baum ...
Ty the Rodeo Clown
Steve Bean ...
Beaten Mime in Park
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Stenchy the Clown
Eliza Coyle ...
Enthusiastic Mime
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Gerald F. Edelstein ...
2nd Party Dad
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Mime Class Instructor (as Marty Fromage)
Jack Gallagher ...
Officer Crony
Paige Gosney ...
Billy
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Lucy
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The Unknown Woman
Scott Herriott ...
Floor Director
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Producer at Big Time Cartoon Circus
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Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he can't get his act under control. When someone murders Shakes' boss and makes it look like Shakes did it, he goes undercover, posing as a hated mime, and tries to find information that will clear his name. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Loved by children. Desired by women. Adored by bartenders everywhere.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »
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13 March 1992 (USA)  »

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Bohóc-sztori  »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)

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$115,103 (USA)
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Trivia

The Iowan metal band Slipknot sampled the line "As soon as that camera is off, he gonna f**k that little dog" in the song "Interloper", on their self-titled debut album. See more »

Goofs

When Shakes confronts Binky at the clown bar, the clown with the bright green hair loses his bright green chest hair. See more »

Quotes

Female Clown Barfly: As soon as that camera is off, he gonna fuck that little dog.
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No identification with or similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or drunk or to actual events is intended or should be inferred. See more »

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References The Howdy Doody Show (1947) See more »

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The Idler
Written by Steve Hunter
Performed by Steve Hunter
© 1988 Illegal Songs (BMI) and Waterwood Music (BMI)
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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Funniest movie about drunken clowns ever
28 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

I was amazed to see this movie getting ranked just above a five. There's never been a movie like it. It manages to be funny and confront alcoholism at the same time, something you won't see in say, 28 Days. Instead of trying to be serious, this movie is surreal, and in being surreal, it manages to give you an accurate portrayal of the disease of addiction, and also a very funny movie about clowns who drink, fight, and wear their clown suits all the time.


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