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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Once again, Walt Flannigan's dog is mentioned, just as in other View Askew movies. 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

Martan Ingram: How'd you like to be a part of one of the biggest milestones in children's television?
Gillian: Well, frankly, Marty, I'd love it. Kinda missed my window, wouldn't you say? I mean, "Sesame Street" has been on the air for some time.
Martan Ingram: I'm talking about a NOW show. I'm talking about Flappy.
Gillian: OK, first of all, what's a "Flappy?"
Martan Ingram: First of all, it's not a "what", it's a WHO. And HE is making a big splash, orca-style.
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Connections

References Candid Camera (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Had A Horse
Written by Jon Kleiman
Performed by The Ribeye Brothers
Used by permission by Now 'N Later Music (ASCAP)
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Brilliantly disturbing.
27 August 2002 | by (Swansea, UK) – See all my reviews

When I watched this film I had no idea what to expect. I am a big fan of Kevin Smith's films, and was eager to see this when I learned of his involvement (and Jason Mewes too!), having enjoyed his unique brand of humour many times before. Therefore this film was not quite what I was expecting. It does in many parts contain that Kevin Smith style humour, but countered by a few extremely dark, disturbing moments. The problem with this film is exactly it's main attribute, and that is that it feels so real when you're watching it, I came away feeling like it had all happened to me, which is one of the hardest things to achieve in a film. The acting was good, the plot was brilliantly original and the acting was very convincing. The only reservations I have are that at times I really didn't want to be watching it. But that said I'm glad I did!


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