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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)

When Cartman and his friends go see an R rated movie, they start swearing and their parents think that Canada is to blame.

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Ike Broflovski (voice) (as Jesse Howell)
Anthony Cross-Thomas ...
Ike Broflovski (voice)
Franchesca Clifford ...
Ike Broflovski (voice) (as Francesca Clifford)
Bruce Howell ...
Man In Theatre (voice)
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Jennifer Howell ...
Bebe Stevens (voice)
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Dr. Gouache (voice)
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Conan O'Brien (voice)
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Brooke Shields (voice)
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Dr. Vosknocker (voice)
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When four boys in South Park Stan Marsh, Kyle and his stepbrother Ike Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick sees an R-rated movie featuring Canadians "Terrance & Phillip: Asses of Fire", they are pronounced "corrupted", and Kyle's mom Sheila with the rest of the parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada for World War 3! It's all up to Stan, Kyle and Cartman to save Terrence and Phillip before Satan and his lover Saddam Hussein from Hell rules the world and it'll be the end of the whole world. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated R for pervasive vulgar language and crude sexual humor, and for some violent images | See all certifications »

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30 June 1999 (USA)  »

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South Park Saves the World  »

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Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$23,076,186 (USA) (4 July 1999)

Gross:

$52,008,288 (USA) (26 September 1999)
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Trivia

When the boys first enter Cartman's house in the opening sequence, there is a picture on the end table of animation director Eric Stough's sister, Diana. See more »

Goofs

When The Mole is fatally mauled by guard dogs he coughs up blood and some gets on his mouth and clothes, in the next shot it's gone. See more »

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[first lines]
Stan: [singing] There's a bunch of birds in the sky. And some deers just went running by.
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The post-credits scene in this movie is seen AFTER the closing logos, instead of before like most other post-credits scenes. See more »

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Soundtracks

What Would Brian Boitano Do? Pt. II
by Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman
Performed by D.V.D.A.
Produced by Bruce Howell
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A truly subversive movie

I was not a fan of South Park before I saw BL&U, nor was I a fan of movie musicals. Well, I'm still not a fan of musicals, but I'm a fan of *this* musical, and am grateful to Parker and Stone for demonstrating that it's still possible to make a great movie on one's own terms.

For this movie, unlike the usual feature-length adaptation of a pop culture phenomenon, not only lives up to its pedigree, it wildly exceeds it. Yes, the movie does recycle many of the show's jokes, but it does so in new yet relevant contexts that keep the material funny if you are familiar with the South Park world. If you aren't familiar with that world (as I wasn't before seeing the movie), the gags are simultaneously accessible yet often subtle.

Subtle? Yes, many of the gags are. Indeed, one of the pleasures of owning a copy of the movie is having the ability to review the movie, in slo-mo if necessary, and discover throwaway sight gags that one has missed in the delirium of watching this anarchic satire the first time through. (And if you have the DVD, you can add subtitles to catch many of the songs' often elusive lyrics.)

Then there's the music. What is it about movie musicals that attracts great satiric minds? Not since Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow" has a work of art so subversively exploited the conventions of the movie musical as South Park. From the droll opening strains of Mountain Town, to the Disneyesque "Up There," to the Les Miserables spoof, "La Resistance," South Park simultaneously sends up the genre while paying homage to it, and still finds room to use the songs to score delicious points against its myriad targets.

One last thing: this movie is not cynical. Beneath the scatological humor, the cartoon violence, the scathing portrayals of Wynona Ryder et al, and the backdrop of adult xenophobia, sexual repression and political opportunism, is a sensibility that exalts childhood as an island of honesty and idealism, if also of id-like impulse and frequent selfishness. In this they share space on the shelf of great satires with "Candide," "Gulliver's Travels," "Tom Sawyer" and especially "Huckleberry Finn"--classics that, like BL&U, also exposed the hypocrisies of the adult world "through the eyes of a child."

Elvis Costello once sang, "I want to bite the hand that feeds me/I want to bite that hand so badly/I want to make them wish they'd never met me." That BLU was shut out at the Academy Awards (having only garnered a nomination for the relatively tame "Blame Canada", which lost, appropriately enough, to the execrable Phil Collins) only vindicates the film's take-no-prisoners send-up of nearly everything that annoys in this suffociatingly focus-group-tested, PC-policed, cynically sentimental, violence-ridden, love-starved modern world. See this movie, and see the persistence of hope and possibility sparkling like a diamond amid the pop culture detritus of a quiet little red-necked, white-trash, strait-laced, mesuggeneh, US mountain town.


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