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Laughing Boy (2000)

TV-14  |   |  Comedy  |  18 October 2002 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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Babysitter
Sasha Papkov ...
Teenager #1
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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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The character Cody MacKenzie was inspired by the real life man called Scott MacKenzie, a Dundee resident who originally comes from Chesterfield in England. Scott's nickname is Laughing Boy and this how the director came up with title of the film. 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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References Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

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Just a Little Talk With Jesus
Written by Cleavant Derricks
Published by Stamps-Baxter Music (BMI)
Performed by Robin Craig
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laughing boy withstands the wiener test of good movies.
2 May 2000 | by (houston tx.) – See all my reviews

i was very impressed with the movie laughing boy...iam not as long winded as some others and will not get into charaacter development or any other movie cliche reviews..

i'll make it short and sweet. first class direction, good acting good plot, good photography and editing. this movie is one of those movies that is worth seeing, not only becuse it was produced and directed by a hometown houston boy, but also because it is a good movie. in todays times with film budgets soaring way past the 100 million dollar limits, it is good to see that good movies can still be made by people who are out of the hollywood loop and on an extremely tight budget. people who make movies because they love making movies and are not at this very moment in it for the money...although i'm sure that brazil grisaffi would take some money if you gave it to him..

good movie....go see it if you can..........out


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