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The Big Tease (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  28 January 2000 (USA)
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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 »

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Crawford Mackenzie
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BBC Interviewer
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Candy
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Monique
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Eamonn
Isabella Aitken ...
Mrs. Beasie Mackenzie
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Gareth Trundle
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Senga Magoogan
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Elegant Woman
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Himself
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Himself
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Herself
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Himself (as Bruce Jenner)
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Betty Fuego
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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He saw. He combed. He conquered.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

28 January 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Je M'Appelle Crawford  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,010 (USA) (28 January 2000)

Gross:

$185,577 (USA) (31 March 2000)
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The hairpieces used in the final Platinum Scissors competition are made from real human hair. Acrylic (which is normally used in wigs) doesn't photograph well and ends up looking like plastic. Each hairpiece weighed about 4 pounds. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Stig: Hey, Scottish. From my salon, right?
Crawford Mackenzie: Yeah
Stig: Still looking for a job, eh?
Crawford Mackenzie: ...yeah
Stig: Hey, I tell you what. Next month, it's loser's day! You come back and I piss on your head!
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References Never Say Never Again (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

There Must be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) (Remix)
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart (as Dave Stewart)
Performed by Fantastic Plastic Machine
Remixed by Nellee Hooper
Courtesy of Emperor Norton Records (N. America), Bungalow Records (Europeon Union), and Triad/Heat Wave/Nippon Columbia Co.,
Ltd. (Japan)
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A warm comedy romp. Bravehair.
26 August 2000 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Big Tease" is an under-rated, genuinely funny, and intelligently made film about a dauntless Scottish hair stylist, Crawford Mackenzie, and his quest for the globally coveted Platinum Scissors Award. A tour de force by Furgeson, the film delivers plenty of wry British humor and less subtle American hilarity with warmth and coherence, develops it's unlikely centerpiece (Mackenzie), sticks faithfully to it's plot, and builds to satisfying and very funny climax.


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