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Vulgar (2000)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  26 April 2002 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Will Carlson / Flappy / Vulgar (as Brian Christopher O'Halloran)
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Jerry Lewkowitz ...
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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
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Darin Johnson ...
Boy #1
Brian Hartsgrove ...
Boy #2
Aaron Hakeem ...
Cop #1
Jamie Schutz ...
Cop #2
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Storyline

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 <Chaddoli@aol.com>

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

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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26 April 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The inspiration for the Fanelli sons, Gino and Frankie, came from Deliverence. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when Ed Fanelli dies of heart failure, we can see him moving and breathing even as Will/Flappy kicks him. See more »

Quotes

Ed Fanelli: Oh, that's it. I'm out of here. I'm gonna go see my boys. We're going bowling tonight. League Champs, I might ad.
Jenny: Oh, I could care. You know, do they even HAVE social lives? I have never seen two grown men so obsessed with hanging out with their father, instead to trying to get dates or attempting to meet women.
Ed Fanelli: Well, maybe that's what we're doing when we go out, ever think of that?
Jenny: Please. Who would possibly be interested in YOU? I can't believe I was for that one fleeting moment.
Ed Fanelli: Oh, yeah? ...
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Referenced in Chasing Kevin (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

California Blues
Written by Jon Kleiman
Performed by The Hillwashers
Used by permission of S.R.C.S. Music (ASCAP)
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Just Plain Bad
28 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For Howard Stern to be repulsed by a movie, you know that you're in for something special. Vulgar is the proper title for this work, which features a clown being gang raped. Kevin Smith produced this stomach churning work. Will makes a living as a birthday clown at kids parties, when he comes up with the idea to expand into the world of bachelor parties. He dresses in lingerie and strips to garters to fool the client into believing that he is gay. One day, while walking in his strange outfit, he is brutally assaulted by a guy and his two sons. They videotape the attack and warn him not to go to the police or they will embarrass him with the tape. He later rescues a kid and becomes the hero clown on the news. As a result, he gets a TV show, and his rapists extort him for money, while holding the tape over his head. He sets up a meeting in order to resolve the issue, and it leads to a silly ending. Bad acting and camera work make Vulgar a waste of time.


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