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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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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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Trivia

Cody's driver-side window in his convertible is 3/4 up because the window was stuck. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth: We should do this again soon in the distant future.
Judy: As soon as he's party trained.
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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 »

Soundtracks

After Hours
Written by Mark Dini
Published by Mark D./M. Dini Music/ASCAP
from the CD "Back For Seconds"
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Stuff-shirt by day, life-of-the-party by night...
4 May 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Laughing Boy was the best drama I had seen since American Beauty. It, too, exposed the seamier side of the well groomed upper middle class American suburbanite. Again the vehicle for undermining the facade was a maverick, white, family man, who enjoys imbibing.


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