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Two Idiots in Hollywood (1988)

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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... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Murphy Wegg (as J.B. McGrath)
Taylor Dup
Marianne Plambo
Kat Sawyer-Young
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
Defense Attorney
Budge Threlkeld ...
Dan Skink
William Steis ...
Wiler Weiner (as William B. Steis)
Paul Koester ...
Mel Davis
Sgt. Albert
Ben Jurand ...
NBA Security Guard / Big Men Big Women Dancer (as Benjamin Jurand)


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 <>

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Fast women. Fast cars. Fast food.


Musical | Comedy





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1 October 1988 (USA)  »

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All Potential Film School Students Should See This Movie First!
15 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

True- The first time you see this movie, you aren't really sure what hit you, that is if anything hit you at all. What I recommend is that you consider the title of the movie before you watch it and you won't be disappointed. This movie was actually very clever and took a great deal of intelligence to write and put together. Simply put, it is an over the top satire about the excesses of the Hollywood and the people running it. It follows two mopes from Ohio, Murhpy Wagg and Taylor Dup (with one "p") who go to California on a whim, like some many other people to find jobs in the Motion Picture Industry. The ideas that they (the movies characters) come up with aren't too far off from other movies being made nowadays, that is where the real comedy and genius of this picture are. Hollywood executives, big and small, giving us one rotten movie only to sell us another one, a sequel, or some other garbage franchise that might be derived from it. Stephen Tobolowsky showed a great deal of courage, and creativity, to create a movie like this. I understand why so many would turn their backs on it, because it hits so close to the truth. I only hope that we can get more movies like this one.

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