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Laughing Boy (2000)

TV-14 | | Comedy | 18 October 2002 (USA)
Is having fun and saying what you really think politically incorrect? Or is it impossible to do both? Cody McKenzie thinks nobody has parties anymore. Maybe they do, but he just isn't ... See full summary »

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(as Brazil J. Grisaffi)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Brazil J. Grisaffi) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Grisaffi ...
Cody MacKenzie (as Brazil J. Grisaffi)
Anne Quackenbush ...
Judy MacKenzie
Therese Kotara ...
Elizabeth Sheridan
Garrison Wynn ...
Jerry Sheridan
Michael Gray ...
Mike O'Malley
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Roland Pratt
Bryan Lee McGlothin ...
Sidney Butz
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Alicia Dimsdale
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Lisa Casey (as Catherine Martin)
Angela Laux ...
Jenny Bush
Barbara Jones ...
Mrs. Ledbetter
Ruth Ann Black ...
Aunt Kitty
Sheila Sawyer ...
Jenny's Friend
Alyssia Dujmovich ...
Babysitter
Alexander Sasha Papkov ...
Teenager #1 (as Sasha Papkov)
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Is having fun and saying what you really think politically incorrect? Or is it impossible to do both? Cody McKenzie thinks nobody has parties anymore. Maybe they do, but he just isn't invited to any. However, tonight, Cody and his wife Judy are going to a very special party. Elizabeth Sheridan, star of Cody's fantasies, is giving it for the engagement of his best friend. Elizabeth also happens to be a very important player where Cody works. Judy sees the party as a chance for Cody to advance; he sees it as a chance to impress the woman of his dreams. The fact that he bungles it horribly is perfectly natural. He couldn't do it any other way. The guests are all impossibly proper - preppies, yuppies, culturally elite - which are simply trendy labels for snobbish bores. His reputation precedes him, and once Cody arrives, he trips all over it. The harder he tries to be one of them, the more he fails. From his first bizarre comment to his outrageous exit, Cody alienates almost every guest, ... Written by Anonymous

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More fun than a barrel of dead monkeys. See more »

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Comedy

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TV-14
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Trivia

Items under the MacKenzie's bed include a Lite Brite, I Vant to Bite Your Finger, Fart: The Game, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mouser and an Atari 2600 Pitfall! cartridge. See more »

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Judy: Going out with Sarah is about as much fun as a barrel of dead monkeys.
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Executive in Charge of Beer...Mike "Flash" Savignano See more »

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References Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

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Nickels (for Dave Nichols)
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Excellent character driven film
29 January 2000 | by (HOUSTON) – See all my reviews

In this film the main character, Cody, is in love with his boss and is anxious to impress her at a party full of pretentious co-workers who despise him. The film, which takes place primarily at the party, is full of interesting and colorful characters. The well structured script has plenty of humor and enough turns to keep you interested between laughs. The final scene gave me a belly laugh and quite a surprise. The music was great and the animation used to illustrate Cody's fantasies was top notch. I would rate this tightly directed, well photographed film by Grisaffi as excellent; one of the best all around films I have seen in a very long time.


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