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Vulgar (2000)

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A man who performs as a children's birthday party clown tries to piece his life back together after being gang-raped.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Carlson / Flappy / Vulgar (as Brian Christopher O'Halloran)
Jerry Lewkowitz ...
Gino Fanelli (as Matt Maher)
Don Gentile ...
Sleepy Bum
Thomas W. Leidner ...
Large Bum (as Thom Leidner)
Michael Tierney ...
Skinny Bum
David Gilbert ...
Delinquent #1
Erik Johnson ...
Delinquent #2
Darin Johnson ...
Boy #1
Brian Hartsgrove ...
Boy #2
Aaron Hakeem ...
Cop #1
Jamie Schutz ...
Cop #2


A loser with a crummy apartment, an odious mother, and a job that isn't taking him anywhere (kid's clown), gets a new idea. He decides that he's going to be a clown for bachelor parties. He will dress up like a woman clown and play a joke on the groom. After that the real stripper will come out and everyone will have a good laugh. He goes to his first job (changing his clown name from Flappy to Vulgar). When he opens the door he is knocked cold. What follows is a story of violation, fame, blackmail, and revenge. Written by Chadd <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Everybody loves a clown... some more than others.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing sexual violence, some shootings and strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 April 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Похабник  »

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Box Office


$120,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,377 (USA) (26 April 2002)


$14,904 (USA) (3 May 2002)

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Did You Know?


Flappy calls Mrs. "Affleck" to tell her he won't be able to do the party. "Benny" then gets on the phone and talks him into it. A reference to Ben Affleck who has appeared in most of Kevin Smith's films. See more »


Will's left hand is supposedly cut after holding a piece of broken mirror, but a minute later the hand is perfectly fine. See more »


Will Carlson: Oh, I'm sorry. I must have the wrong place.
Ed Fanelli: Not if you're ready to get down.
[Will is knocked to the floor]
Ed Fanelli: Looks like you are.
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References Orca (1977) See more »


Mack Daddy
Composed by William J. Bergman and Roger Burn
Published by JRM Music (ASCAP) and Megatrax Music (BMI)
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I dont know about you, but I liked it. (sort of)
2 October 2003 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This would have to be one of the more disturbing movies i've ever seen, but, i liked it. I mean of course I didn't like the raping sequences but the plot was pretty good, and it starred Dante from Clerks, and it has some funny lines in it. Yes, it's not my favorite movie, probably not top 50, but it was still pretty good. Not for children.

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