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R | | Comedy, Romance | 4 June 1999 (USA)
Two less than successful film producers, approaching mid-life crisis and clinging to their nerdy sci-fi obsessions, suddenly meet their idol: William Shatner.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mark
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Mort Berg
Ethan Glazer ...
Young Mark
Phyllis Franklin ...
Ticket Taker
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Young Kevin
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Richard
Marilyn Kentz ...
Gail - Mark's Mom
Spencer Klein ...
Young Robert
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Bully
Rafer Weigel ...
Robert
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Tricia (as Jennifer Sommerfield)
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Mexican Waitress (as Letricia Cruz)
Annika Brindley ...
Astrid
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Bill
Michael Altman ...
Eden Waiter
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Young filmmakers (Rafer Weigel, Eric McCormack) trying to hawk a movie titled "Bradykillers" about a serial killer who goes after victims Marcia, Jan, and Cindy meet their screen idol, William Shatner. Shatner, appearing as himself, has fun poking fun at his own image. The two young men, who idolize him and in their fantasies have seen him as a shadowy fairy godfather figure, are alarmed at the reality of the middle-aged non-Captain Kirk man that they meet. However, their relationship helps anchor the two more into reality. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$13,086 (USA) (4 June 1999)

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$30,193 (USA) (25 June 1999)
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William Shatner wears the bomber jacket and flight cap he wore as the U.S. Air Force colonel from 12 O'Clock High (1964) after overhearing Mark and Robert's discussion about him. See more »

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The movie takes place in 1998 just before Mark's 30th birthday party, putting his birthday in 1968. However, in the flashback scene of Mark trying to get into Star Trek: The Motion Picture Mark says his age is 12 when asked by the women in the ticket stand, despite the fact that Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released in 1979 and the movie itself says 19 years earlier. This would make Mark already 30 by the time the film is taking place in 1998. See more »

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Robert: I *hate* the fact that women do not give a shit how anything looks or sounds, as long as they can sing along with the lyrics.
Leila: [disgusted little noise]
Robert: All right, I'm sorry - I get a little carried away sometimes. But you know what, I can say the exact same thing about women and their obsession with their shoes.
Leila: That's a sexist comment.
Robert: Is it?
Leila: Yeah.
Robert: How many pairs of shoes do you have in your closet?
Leila: I don't know. Maybe, um...
Robert: I'm sorry, I didn't hear that. What was that?
Leila: Fifty-three.
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References Pryde of the X-Men (1989) See more »

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Baila Plena
Written by Papo Vasquez (as Papo Vázquez)
Performed by Papo Vasquez (as Papo Vázquez) and Pirates & Troubadours
Artist Courtesy of Cubop Records/www.ubiquityrecords.com
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Fantastic comedy
7 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. Even though I had never heard of any of the lead actors, except of course for William Shatner, I thought they did an incredible job of portraying their characters. Intellectual, devoted, neurotic, and erotic are just a few of the qualities they were asked to convey. And William Shatner is a revelation revealing that his hopes, dreams, and fears are closer to those of his committed fans than they could ever have imagined. Since I have seen most of the Star Trek episodes and movies and the other films alluded to by the characters, I was able to appreciate all the wonderful in-jokes. I highly recommend this hilarious film even if you are not a Star Trek fan, 9/10.


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