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Shakes the Clown (1991)

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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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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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Rated R for language and drug use | See all certifications »

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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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This was the first film Adam Sandler and Blake Clark appeared in together, they would go on to work together in many films, 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 »

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Mime in park: [after being attacked by clowns] You just pick on us because we're artists!
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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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Clowns
Written by Tim Quirk, Jay Blumenfield, Sandy Smallens and Tommy Vinton
Performed by Too Much Joy
© 1990 Virgin Music, Inc. (ASCAP) and People Suck Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Giant Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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