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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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Sorry, but the existential merits of corndogs have nothing to do with this film.
8 May 2001 | by (Nashville via Hollywood) – See all my reviews

Aronofsky didn't make this film. However, it may be little more than the dialect that separates this uniquely disturbing bent of storytelling from his. As a third generation piece of poor white trash, I can vouch for the language. Dead on, trust me. And as a native Southerner, I must sadly confirm that in certain rural pockets, this brand of racist garbage still exists. But the ultimate fate, and apparent past, of the protagonist of this film proved strange enough to wreck my sleep for at least three nights. To say that I liked this film would be amiss. A-way-the-hell-miss, in fact. But the storytelling is taut and cerebral. And it's cinematic impact is pretty powerful. Next time you feel like you're going to scream at another Meg Ryan romantic comedy or another Bruce Willis explosion movie, try this one on for size.


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