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Cecil B. DeMented (2000)

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An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.

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In Baltimore, guerrilla filmmaker Cecil B. Demented leads a band of cinema revolutionaries who kidnap Honey Whitlock, a bitchy and aging movie star of big-budget froth. Cecil wants her in his movie, a screed against Hollywood they film during blitzkrieg attacks on a multiplex, a Maryland Film Commission press conference, and the set of a "Forrest Gump" sequel. He insists on celibacy; the cast and crew channel sexual energy into the production. With a family-values coalition, aggrieved Teamsters, and the police on their trail, Cecil needs help from porno, kung-fu, and drive-in audiences. What about Honey? Will she bolt or refuse to act? Or will she hit her marks and light up the screen? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong crude sexual content, violence, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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2 August 2000 (France)  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,474 (UK) (8 December 2000)

Gross:

ESP 31,768,470 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

According to This Filthy World (2006), John Waters' inspiration for this film came when Film Threat Magazine told its readers to attack the readers of Premier Magazine, and some did. See more »

Goofs

You can see Melanie Griffith's real hair coming out from under the blonde wig in the scene where her roots are getting treated (the same scene where the whole crew learns of the Forest Gump sequel). See more »

Quotes

Cherish: All my directors fuck me.
Cecil: I am not all your directors! I am Cecil B. Demented!
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Crazy Credits

The credits thank "Fred and Ginger" both insinuating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the dance duo, and "Fred e Ginger" a movie by Federico Fellini, paying homage to the duo. See more »

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Everyday
Written by Todd Chaisson, Michael Parnin and Todd Michael Burr
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this is bad.....
24 October 2000 | by (vienna/austria) – See all my reviews

Just been to the local Film Festival "Viennale" to see this movie and it was the most boring and uninteresting film I have seen on this festival so far. The idea of a group of some wanna´- be film makers doing some kind of independent - attack seemed quite nice at first. John Waters makes fun of big blockbuster films throughout the whole movie which would be fun if he´d be able to at least reach these movies´s levels. But no, the humor is absolutely flat and even more levelless than films like scary movie. His characters use names like Almodóvar, Warhol, Tarantino, Lee,... which they are not worthy of. And why does Melanie Griffith start to sympathize with these people so fast ? There is no explanation. The Helsinki Syndrome ? Characters are weak and too many. All we get to know of these people are one-liners to explain their characters. One of them thinks satan is cool, the next one takes drugs and thinks it´s super and another one has worried parents. There´s not much more to them. Even the plot is boring because we get to see the same scene of mad people taking over cinemas and film productions over and over again. This is absolutely a shame for the wonderful genre of independent movies and I truly hope it won´t run under this category.


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