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The Compleat Al (1985)

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Fact and fiction are mingled in this mockumentary about the career of music parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic. In retelling his life story, the film includes several of his music videos, ... See full summary »

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Wally Burns ...
Mr. Cafarella
Billy Selby ...
Mr. Nordquist
Jane Campbell ...
Mrs. Weidenbaum
Barry Hansen ...
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Kevin Seymour ...
Barry Cohen (as Michael Porter)
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Gordon Gale ...
Karl Brickman
Peter James ...
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Rob Lawrence ...
Heavy Metal Man
Jeff Wilson ...
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Che Zuro ...
Heavy Metal Chick
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Himself
Ed Gibson ...
Spike Banjo
Craig Mitchell ...
Ronnie Ronzoni (as Mitchell Craig)
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Fact and fiction are mingled in this mockumentary about the career of music parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic. In retelling his life story, the film includes several of his music videos, including "Ricky" and "Eat It." Written by Joe Blevins <joeblev@concentric.net>

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The amazing and almost-true life story of a rock and roll legend

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A book version of this video was published, titled "The Authorized Al". It followed the script for the most part, but included many extra stills that were either cut from the video, or only glimpsed briefly (e.g. the "Burgeropolis" architectural concept). It also had an appendix with the lyrics of every song on Al's three albums (at that time). See more »

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Fans Won't Be Disappointed
3 September 2007 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

If you think "Weird Al" Yankovic is hilarious, you won't be disappointed by THE COMPLEAT AL. Not only does this rare mockumentary feature many of Yankovic's more memorable videos ("Like A Surgeon" and "I Love Rocky Road" among them), but they are inter-spliced with funny vignettes supposedly highlighting the parodist's rise to fame. Yankovic is not for all tastes, but his humor is harmless and imaginative enough that even non-fans will at least be lightly amused. Die-hard fans will love it not only for its content, but also for its relatively early look into Yankovic's now nearly three decade career. Suitable for all ages, kiddies will no doubt love the funny visuals.


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