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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Crawford Mackenzie
BBC Interviewer
Isabella Aitken ...
Mrs. Beasie Mackenzie
Gareth Trundle
Senga Magoogan
Elegant Woman
Himself (as Bruce Jenner)
Betty Fuego


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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


It took the casting director about 5 weeks to fill all 70 roles in the film. 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 »


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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Spoofs Rocky (1976) See more »


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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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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