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The Corndog Man (1999)

A foul-mouthed and bigoted boat salesman in rural South Carolina is targeted for ruthless and never-ending telephone terrorism by a mysterious man claiming to be his son...

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Ace Barker
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Penrod Barker (voice)
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Skeeter the Smoker
Andy Daltroff ...
Sammy the Eater
Dara Holz ...
The Secretary
Jeff Nagle ...
The Scratcher
Robert Mellard ...
Deputy Horn
Patrick Bannon ...
The 10 year-old Ace
Brandon Ulmer ...
The 10 year-old Haywood
Kevin Robertson ...
The 19 year-old Ace
Kendall McKnight ...
The 19 year-old Haywood
James Holmes Sr. ...
Old Man Wilson
Africa Bryan Seabrook ...
Ace's Girlfriend
Karen Keyes ...
The Girl-in-the-box
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A foul-mouthed and bigoted boat salesman in rural South Carolina is targeted for ruthless and never-ending telephone terrorism by a mysterious man claiming to be his son...

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Much of the script and dialogue closely resembles the well known underground 'Binny Tapes', a series of crank call tapes made in the early 1980s. These tapes were made by 'Arney', an employee of a car dealership, Al White Motors in Manchester, Tennessee. See more »

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Racism gets a kick in the face like never before
26 January 2001 | by (Hinsdale, IL) – See all my reviews

In modern movie making, an unfortunate trend has surfaced. In order to keep people interested in a film, too much of the story is given away right away, due to lack of ability to properly develop characters in a subtle fashion. And this may be why Corndog Man receives rather mixed reviews. In reality, Corndog Man is a skillful work which purposely doesn't portray Ace Barker, our main character, as an evil man or a vicious one for a purpose. This is a work not only about the torture of an evil man, but about the difficulty to pin evil on him. Wonderful acting and plot development make you somewhat sympathetic for Ace, as his life is shredded, because you don't know why it's happening until the end. It's a quick reversal when your emotions see the truth, an all too common feeling in real life when things and people aren't as they originally seem. Not too often does a movie properly invoke real reactions. Yes, the sound of a phone ringing does tempt one to pull out some hair, but all in all it's worth it. My highest recommendations for Corndog Man.


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