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The Big Tease (1999)

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

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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28 January 2000 (USA)  »

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Je M'Appelle Crawford  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,010 (USA) (30 January 2000)

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$185,577 (USA) (2 April 2000)
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The working title for the film (Je M'Appelle Crawford) was rejected by Warner Bros because they doubted it would receive high audience appeal with a French title. See more »

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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

Crawford Mackenzie: Sorry, Candy. I adore you, I really do. It's just that I prefer my women with a penis.
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Connections

References Never Say Never Again (1983) See more »

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At The River
Written by Andrew Cato (as A. Cato), Tom Findlay (as T. Findlay), Claire Rothrock (as C. Rothrock),
M. Yakus and A. Jeffrey
Performed by Groove Armada
Courtesy of Pepper/Zomba Records Ltd./Tummy Touch Records
Contains a Re-Recorded Sample from "Old Cape Cod"
Written by Claire Rothrock, Milton Yakus and Allan Jeffrey
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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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