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18 October 2002 (USA) See more »
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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

Bob Gebert ... Roland Pratt
Bryan Lee McGlothin ... Sidney Butz

Tiffany Grant ... Alicia Dimsdale

Catherine Anderson Martin ... 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
Sasha Papkov ... Teenager #1
Chris Matcek ... Teenager #2
Maria Fonseca Sotolongo ... Esparanza's Mother (voice) (as Maria Fonseca)

John Gremillion ... Bowling Alley Clerk (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Keith Glen Schubert ... Bobby Jo Wagstaff (as Tammy Brown)

Directed by
Joe Grisaffi  (as Brazil J. Grisaffi)
Writing credits
George Douglas Lee (screenplay) and
Joe Grisaffi (screenplay) (as Brazil J. Grisaffi)

George Douglas Lee (play)

Produced by
Joe Grisaffi .... producer (as Brazil J. Grisaffi)
Sheila Sawyer .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jeffrey Walton  (as Jeff Walton)
Cinematography by
Hassan Nadji 
Film Editing by
John Gremillion 
Joe Grisaffi  (as Brazil J. Grisaffi)
Casting by
Joe Grisaffi 
Art Direction by
Sheila Sawyer 
Costume Design by
Wayne Stevens 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Darrin Deen .... assistant director
Greg Farley .... assistant director
Art Department
Jason Grisaffi .... carpenter
Sound Department
Brent Marshall .... sound designer
Cole Stanfield .... sound mixer
Shane Stanfield .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Lisa Neal .... digital ink and paint artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Abbate .... grip
Douglas N. Burns .... grip
Anthony Fennell .... first assistant camera
Jeff Howison .... additional gaffer
Billy MacTavish .... gaffer
Fernando Ortega .... grip
John Perry III .... key grip
John M. Perry .... key grip
Mike Savignano .... grip
Andrew Stubinski .... grip
Travis White .... second assistant camera
Animation Department
Jason Farris .... animator
Derrick Hughes .... animator
Aaron Long .... animator
Ron Neal .... animator
Other crew
Matt Brown .... production assistant
Amy Burchill .... production assistant
Richard Ching .... production assistant
Darrin Deen .... key production assistant
Paula Farrell .... script supervisor
Genie Flanery .... caterer
Tammy Lorkovic .... unit publicist
Ramona Nicholas .... production assistant
Kendall Seuser .... production assistant
Thomas Uhlir .... production assistant

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Additional Details

82 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Cody:What would a televangelist know about religion?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Planet of the Apes (1968)See more »
It'll be a Happy DaySee more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Boy, I really didn't laugh that much but I was somewhat impressed by the film's originality, 4 February 2007
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Cody and Judy are a modern couple. They love and tolerate each other but definitely have their aspirations as far as the future is concerned. Judy wants Cody to advance at his company while Cody has his eye on an attractive female co-worker, Elizabeth. As luck would have it, Elizabeth and her husband are giving a high-profile party. Judy is delighted, as she wants to be seen and heard in a place that counts. Cody is also happy because he may get his opportunity with Elizabeth. The trouble with Cody is, however, he says and does almost anything he wants to do, and not always with good manners or tact. As the party goes on, Cody finds a way to insult the almost-fiancé of a beautiful but husband-desperate girl, a television evangelist, and other party goers. How could this possible advance his career or win him points with Elizabeth? The plot here is almost non-existent, as most of the film is Cody talking to the party attendees or into the camera itself. A good deal of the humor is, as one can guess, sexual in nature or candid put-downs of modern existence. Some of it is funny and some of it is offensive. However, there is a certain originality expressed, as Cody truly offers opinions that fly in the face of modern decorum. Then, too, the film's running commentary format and scene slicing has an offbeat quality that is fresh and fun. This film will have its fans, no doubt, as any interesting indie film would. But, for those who want to play it safe, especially where offensive material is concerned, this is not the film for you. Instead, fans who want to see a sample of independent film making, without serious objections, might want to try My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My House in Umbria, or Greenfingers.

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