Flamboyant Glasgow hairdresser, Crawford Mackinzie, gets a letter from the World Hairdresser International Federation inviting him to its prestigious annual contest in L.A. Filmmaker Martin... See full summary »
Flamboyant Glasgow hairdresser, Crawford Mackinzie, gets a letter from the World Hairdresser International Federation inviting him to its prestigious annual contest in L.A. Filmmaker Martin Samuels is making a fly-on-the-wall documentary about Crawford; he and the crew go too. After maxing out his credit card at the Century Plaza Hotel, Crawford discovers he's been invited to participate in the audience, not the contest; he tries every angle imaginable to get in the competition: he phones fellow Scot Sean Connery, he gets a union card, he asks the reigning champion for help, and he connects with Connery's publicist, who's having a bad hair day. Will he succeed, for the little people? Written by
Much of the inspiration for the character of Crawford Mackenzie came from a roommate of Craig Ferguson's during his rise to popularity as a comic. See more »
Crawford rents a car that was apparently stolen from a Korean cook named Chokko. When Crawford visits Chokko's house, the camera pans and reveals a sign above the doorway on the ground floor displaying what seems to be 'Asian' characters. However, it's neither Korean nor any other Asian language. The characters are entirely fictitious. See more »
All Over My Face
Written by Arthur Russell, Steven D'Acquisto, Vince Montana (as Vincent Montana, Jr.) and Nellee Hooper
Performed by Dysfunctional Psychedelic Waltons
Produced by Nellee Hooper
Courtesy of Meanwhile Records Ltd. and Virgin Records America, Inc.
Contains Samples from:
'You're Just The Right Size'
Written by Vince Montana (as Vincent Montana, Jr.)
Performed by The Salsoul Orchestra
Courtesy of Salsoul Record Corp.
'Is It All Over My Face'
Written by Arthur Russell & Steven D'Acquisto
Performed by Loose Joints
Courtesy of West End Records
By Arrangement with Bug Music See more »
Ferguson surprises in this well-written and edited funfest
If one were to judge the comedic or acting abilities of Craig Ferguson by his work on "The Drew Carey Show", he could easily be overlooked, passed over, or lumped in with the stereotypically smarmy and scenery-chewing English supporting character types like Christopher Hewitt (tv's Mr. Belvedere), and Daniel Davis (Butler Niles on "The Nanny).
Don't be misled. Ferguson, who is HORRIBLE on Drew Carey, is every bit as wonderful in this smart, well acted, clever and sweet mockumentary which is surprisingly not a Christpher Guest production, and luckily with no Eugene Levy in sight!
This film is a surprise, it's a sleeper, and probably did 0 box office in the US, but, give yourself a treat. Rent it, preferably with a roomful of good humored friends. An instant party!
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