A mental patient escapes from the looney bin in drag, robs a bank, and goes on the lam!

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Maylinda Austed
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Tom Harris
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Loan Secretary
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Shopkeeper (as Lord Hienrich 'Binky' Alcoa III)
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Loan Office Cop
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Wardrobe Mistress (as Megan Odabash)
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A mental patient escapes from the looney bin in drag, robs a bank, and goes on the lam!

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Also Known As:

I Awoke Early the Day I Died  »

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Puttin' and Takin'
Performed by Jack Teagarden's Orchestra
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An interesting failure
27 March 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Criticizing this film needn't go much beyond its premise - not that of the script, but the idea of producing a 'lost' Ed Wood script. Said script is a dialogue-free(!), surprisingly dark comedy about an asylum escapee, and in true Wood style it's a consummate triumph of imagination over any kind of narrative purpose or skill. Bright spots are Billy Zane's astonishing grasp of physical comedy, and some clever use of soundtrack, framing, jumpcuts and flashbacks. Still, it's unevenly paced and overlong, and neither slapstick nor camp-value can sustain it. The amazing supporting talent is unforgivably wasted. All up, a bold and fun experiment, but pointless.


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