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Vulgar -- A once ridiculed and downtrodden clown elevates to celebrity status when he saves a child from a hostage situation but being a household name soon brings his skeletons out of the closet.
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Everybody loves a clown... some more than others.
A man who performs as a children's birthday party clown tries to piece his life back together after being gang-raped. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Brian O'Halloran ... Will Carlson / Flappy / Vulgar (as Brian Christopher O'Halloran)

Bryan Johnson ... Syd Gilbert
Jerry Lewkowitz ... Ed Fanelli

Ethan Suplee ... Frankie Fanelli

Matthew Maher ... 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

Scott Schiaffo ... Travis Lee
Darin Johnson ... Boy #1
Brian Hartsgrove ... Boy #2
Aaron Hakeem ... Cop #1

Jamie Schutz ... Cop #2
Susanna Jolly ... Jill
Debra Karr ... Mother (as Debbie Karr)
Ceton Tate ... Ashley
Gertrude Johnson ... Old Lady
Paris Petrick ... Nurse Ratchet
Jay Petrick ... Wilma Carlson

Michael DeNigris ... Sam Mosier
Robert Hawk ... Old Man (as Bob Hawk)
Jill Robertson ... Shongo
Kiven Wiedmyer ... Irate Motorist

Brian Quinn ... Traffic Cop

Kevin Smith ... Martan Ingram

Tim Miller ... Gillian

Walter Flanagan ... Caddy

Scott Mosier ... Scotty
Tobias Carroll ... Toby
Diana Devlin ... Sultry Audience Member
David Klein ... Cinnamon

Melissa Rayworth ... Kelly Fanelli
Deanna Rowe ... Jenny Fanelli
Edgar Johnson ... Diaper Boy
Bob Farley ... Barron
Joe Mullins ... Joe-Joe

Jason Mewes ... Tuott the Basehead

John Sobestanovich ... Beggar (as Soby)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Chapman ... Rose Anderson - Pissy Mom in Diner
Zoe Daelman Chlanda ... Sexy mom / fan
Renee West ... Sexy Mom

Jeff Anderson ... Surly Duck (voice) (uncredited)

Chris J. Cullen ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Monica Hampton ... Hot woman sitting at table (uncredited)
Ralph Lambiase ... Clumsy Cop (uncredited)
Sean Marquis ... Dirty Junkie (uncredited)
Chris Parry ... Criminal Clown #3 (uncredited)
Darren Ross ... Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)

Directed by
Bryan Johnson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bryan Johnson  written by

Produced by
Monica Hampton .... producer
Scott Mosier .... executive producer
Kevin Smith .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ryan Shore 
Cinematography by
David Klein 
Film Editing by
Bryan Johnson 
Scott Mosier 
Casting by
Paris Petrick 
Production Design by
Lisa Mareiniss  (as Lisa Beth Mareiniss)
Costume Design by
Shari Lyn 'Chuck' Hipschman 
Makeup Department
Paris Petrick .... key hair stylist
Paris Petrick .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Ian MacGregor .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Hammel .... second assistant director
David Kurman .... second second assistant director
Jamie Schutz .... first assistant director
Art Department
Christine Ditrio .... poster artist
Douglas Edwards .... assistant property master
Aaron Hakeem .... set dresser
Mike Hansen .... graphic designer
Ralph Lambiase .... storyboard artist
Chad Westphal .... property master
Kyle V. White .... leadman
Sound Department
Jennifer Barin .... assistant sound editor
Phil Benson .... dialogue editor
Alfred J. Caragay .... sound recordist (as Jay Caragay)
Melissa Casumbal .... boom operator
Alex Ghershini .... foley artist (as Alex Chersini)
David Glaser .... supervising sound editor
J.R. Grubbs .... sound effects editor
Michael Hansen .... boom operator
Paul Holly .... foley artist
David Kurman .... boom operator
Sean McAuliffe .... foley artist
John Moros .... boom operator
Scott Mosier .... dialogue editor
Tom Myers .... sound designer
Matthew O'Connor .... assistant sound editor
Gene Radzik .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Taub .... sound mixer
Kevin Weiss .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Ralph Lambiase .... special effects makeup artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Boyle .... assistant camera
Matt Gavin .... camera loader
William Hyatt .... dolly grip
Alan Jacobsen .... rigger (as Alan Jacobson)
Paul Kaye .... key grip
David Klein .... camera operator
Delores Lusitarua .... unit photographer (as Dolores Lusitana)
Emily Mackley .... first assistant camera
Sean Marquis .... best boy electric
John Moros .... camera production assistant
Michael 'Rodi' Rodia .... rigger
Bill Scalzitti .... gaffer (as William Scalzitti)
Joshua Solson .... rigger (as Josh Solson)
Erik Swift .... electrician
Peter Vietro-Hannum .... rigger (as Peter Vietro Hannum)
Casting Department
Kristen Oliver .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Courtney Grogan .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Alan Scher .... assistant editor
Pete Spataro .... color timer (as Peter Spataro)
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... music editor
Ethan Fiks .... musician
Arron Goldberg .... musician (as Aaron Goldberg)
Ron Jackson .... musician
Lawrence Manchester .... score mixer
Lawrence Manchester .... score recordist
Nick Mancini .... musician
Elliot Mason .... musician
Justin Mullens .... musician
Scott Pingel .... musician
Tim Ries .... musician
Andy Sanesi .... musician
Ryan Shore .... orchestrator
Johannes Weidenmuellen .... musician
Martin Wind .... musician
Other crew
Tobias Carroll .... key craft service (as Tobias A. Carroll)
Christopher Cram .... production assistant
Chris J. Cullen .... office production assistant (as Chris Cullen)
Liz Finn-Arnold .... script supervisor (as Lizbeth Finn Arnold)
Robin Gold .... production assistant
David Gross .... production assistant
Olof Källström .... workprint conform editor (as Olaf Kallstrom)
Thomas W. Leidner .... location manager (as Thomas Leidner)
Elizabeth Lewis .... production assistant
Steven P. McVey .... production assistant (as Steven McVey)
Dan Milner .... production coordinator (as Daniel Milner)
Dan Milner .... production coordinator
Amanda Nanawa .... script supervisor
Janelle Ashley Nielson .... workprint conform editor
Matt Nycz .... office production assistant
Vincent Pereira .... workprint conform editor
Ganielle Roeser .... assistant location manager
Alan Scher .... assistant production coordinator
Garry Vander Voort .... production assistant (as Gary Vander-Voort)
Kevin Weiss .... production assistant
Phil Benson .... thanks
Glenn Kiser .... the producers would also like to thank
John Mardesich .... the producers would also like to thank
Scott Mosier .... thanks
Gary Rizzo .... thanks
Kevin Smith .... thanks

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Rated R for disturbing sexual violence, some shootings and strong language
87 min | Canada:91 min | USA:85 min (edited version)
Sound Mix:
Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | USA:R
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The inspiration for Ed Fanelli, the father and lead rapist came from Dennis Hopper's role as Frank Booth in Blue Velvet (1986)See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Martan Ingram:First of all, it's not a "what", it's a WHO. And HE is making a big splash, orca-style.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Just Plain Bad, 28 August 2012
Author: billcr12 from United States

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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