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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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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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4 June 1999 (USA)  »

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Свободна инициатива  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$13,086 (USA) (6 June 1999)

Gross:

$30,229 (USA)
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Trivia

The credit "The Artist Formerly Known as Shatner in "William Shatner vs. the World Crime League'" is a reference to The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), which featured a similar credit at the end of the film, referring to a never-made sequel that appears to have been retooled by John Carpenter into Big Trouble in Little China (1986). The original "World Crime League" reference seems to be a nod to a similar credit at the end of Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975). See more »

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When Bill is pitching the idea for his movie, the 2nd time he takes a drink (right after the waitress brings new ones) you hear ice rattle as he brings the glass up and then back down, but there's no ice in the drink he has. See more »

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Mark: You're losing it. A year ago you'd already be re-enacting the kitchen scene from "9 1/2 Weeks". 'Course, my own sex life's more like 8 1/2 Weeks - Fellini meets Psycho. Scary.
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Luke Skywalker's Father Darth Vader See more »

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References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

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Walking on the Moon
Written by Michael Sherwood and Jules Robinson
Performed by Tierney Sutton
Artist Courtesy of Skywriter Productions, Inc.
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6 March 2003 | by (NYC USA) – See all my reviews

Yes,its true,fans of the "classic"Star Trek will like this more than others and to those others,I'm sorry for you. William Shatner is no one without the series,and is really the issue of the movie.Yes the story revolves around coming of age and getting on with their life of 2 fanboys,but the Shatner hook is that realization and fluition. The scene that does the most for me was a table discussion that raises to the almost super insperational speech that Kirk gives on why there is an Enterprise and they sail aboard her. A truly great reminder of why we fans got hooked on that series so many light years ago. Yes it was a parady,but not all paradys are jokes and if you are into the movie you'll see the context was every bit as compelling as the episode scene it paradies. I am a fan for sure and so to me it was grand and I'm thankful I found this flick


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