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Two Idiots in Hollywood (1988)

Idiots Taylor Dupp and Murphy Wegg flee their humdrum existence in Dayton, Ohio for the glamour of Hollywood. Murphy turns his complete lack of talent into a career as a television producer... See full summary »

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Jim McGrath ...
Murphy Wegg (as J.B. McGrath)
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Taylor Dup
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Marianne Plambo
Kat Sawyer-Young
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NBA Casting Secretary (as Lisa Lack Robins)
Joseph Clark ...
Joe Clark (as Joe Clark)
Jenny Bourgeois ...
Lynn Jett
Wayne Winstead ...
Barbershop Quartet Singer / Judgehead #2
R. Wayne Kruse ...
Judgehead #1
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Defense Attorney
Budge Threlkeld ...
Dan Skink
William Steis ...
Wiler Weiner (as William B. Steis)
Paul Koester ...
Mel Davis
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Sgt. Albert
Ben Jurand ...
NBA Security Guard / Big Men Big Women Dancer (as Benjamin Jurand)
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Idiots Taylor Dupp and Murphy Wegg flee their humdrum existence in Dayton, Ohio for the glamour of Hollywood. Murphy turns his complete lack of talent into a career as a television producer ("The Pac-Man Show"), while Taylor is unjustly accused of murder. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Fast women. Fast cars. Fast food.

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M.C. Gainey had previously acted in a stage production of the play this film was based on that ran for one and a half years. See more »

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Ahead of its time
5 October 2011 | by (Los Angeles, Calif.) – See all my reviews

In reference to the review by Zogmorph dated 5 Octo 2004: I worked on this picture in a supporting capacity. I was also at the screening Zogmorph mentions, and yes, there was an almost total walkout by the audience. A few stayed and actually gave us some good feedback. I want to point out that this movie was made in 1988, four years before Wayne's World (1992) and Wayne's World 2 (1993), which ushered in an era of gross-out comedies, including titles like There's Something About Mary (1998) and other Mike Myers efforts like the three Austin Powers movies. Gross-out comedy is now big box office, with recent examples like The Hangover I & II and even female gross-out like Bridesmaids. The reason the audience at the screening walked out was because the ladies in those days couldn't stand the gross-out elements (which by today's standards are fairly mild) and they dragged their boyfriends with them. The fact that the other reviews on this posting page (all written between 1999 and 2006) are uniformly positive is proof that 2 Idiots was way ahead of its time. The movie is based on a stage play done in Los Angeles in the mid-1980s, and the entire cast of the play ended up in the movie. We all had a terrific time, and speaking on behalf of the cast & crew, we agree with Andrew Jones from London, Les Boulez from North Carolina, and Anonymous from Cincinnati. I can't wait to see Tobolowsky's planned sequel, 2 Idiots Go to Jail. --Written by Frederick Bailey, Production Associate/Nude Chauffeur/Robot From Outer Space


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