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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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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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28 January 2000 (USA)  »

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Je M'Appelle Crawford  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$185,577 (USA) (31 March 2000)
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Trivia

The inspiration for this film arose out of Craig Ferguson's desire to make a cheerful film that celebrates Scottishness, as opposed to the epic nature of films like Braveheart (1995) and Rob Roy (1995), and the downbeat quality of Trainspotting (1996) and Shallow Grave (1994). 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

Crawford Mackenzie: [Crawford is showing off a new outfit] Just something I threw together. I call it... Braveheart meets Liberace-Bravache!
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References Baywatch (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

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
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Enjoyable, smart, sweet and surprisingly underrated
30 June 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Sweet film about a Scottish hair dresser (Craig Ferguson) who makes the big move to California in order to compete for the coveted "king" barber title (the film has an actual name for it but I don't remember). Ferguson is quite funny and Drew Carey turns up as himself in a rather likable cameo.

Overall this is nothing particularly special, stuff like this has been done before, but anyone who likes sweet-natured comedies should definitely see this. There isn't a cruel piece of celluloid around this movie!

I'd give it about 3.5/5 stars.


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