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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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Cast

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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) (30 January 2000)

Gross:

$185,577 (USA) (2 April 2000)
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Trivia

Craig Ferguson attended a hairdressing institute to learn all about the art of hairdressing. 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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Connections

References Zardoz (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are The Champions
Written by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd./Hollywood Records, Inc.
Under license from EMI Commercial Markets/Hollywood Records, Inc.
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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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