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Chairman of the Board (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  13 March 1998 (USA)
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A surfer becomes the head of a major company.

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Edison
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Natalie Stockwell
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Bradford McMillan
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Grace Kosik
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Ty
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Zak
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Armand McMillan
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Ms. Krubavitch
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Landers
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Freemont
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Harlan Granger
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Larry
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Toby, McMillan Gate Guard
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Mr Withermeyer
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Edison's Father
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Storyline

A surfer and inventor Edison is chosen by his roommates to raise rent with his outrageous (and absurd) inventions. There's no luck in job interviews until he meets billionaire Armand McMillan, who likes him, and leaves his company after his death to Edison. Edison has a lot of success with his inventions while the company's competitors do all they can to destroy him. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sex related humor and language | See all certifications »
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Untitled Carrot Top Project  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$181,233 (USA) (13 March 1998)

Gross:

$306,715 (USA) (20 March 1998)
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After tennis, Bradford drinks about half of a cup of water and sets it down. When he picks it up again, it's half full, but as the scene changes angles, it alternates between half full and almost brimming. See more »

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Ty: And don't forget the handy dandy ketchup helper.
Edison: Over eleven sold.
Ty: And your grandmother bought ten of them.
Edison: I thought you guys liked my inventions.
Ty: We love them, the problem is the rest of the world doesn't.
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Trimark Releasing goes from EVE'S BAYOU to...this?
12 November 2002 | by (Center of the Universe) – See all my reviews

It's tempting to call CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD "Pee-Wee Herman IS The Hudsucker Proxy," but that would be a terrible insult to both Mr. Reubens and the Coen Bros. In any case, can we please enact a moratorium on idiocy? Carrot Top is...a surfer dude who strikes up a brief friendship with tycoon Jack Warden. When the old fart dies, Mr. Top is left the (cue title) of his huge invention corporation. But fart's nephew wants the seat at the head of the table, and he'll become the boss if the company stock drops too far. (Did Joel and Ethan settle out of court, or were they paid off while this movie was being filmed?)

Despite some nifty doo-dads and an amusing moment or two, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD does a) star a prop comic with a screechy voice who's now relegated to cheap AT&T TV spots, and b) contain jokes that seem to have been written during the first Bush administration. It's a movie solely for C.T. fans (both of them). Nobody else should bother.

So, who's next, Gallagher?

(Note: I was given a promotional soundtrack when this movie came out, and the CD has never been read by the laser in my boombox. It's made a nice dust collector over the years, and aside from a Ramones track that's available on countless other discs, I've never heard of the bands featured on it. Sprung Monkey? Hillbilly Soul Surfers? Do these names give you an idea of the intelligence level offered here?)


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