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Chump Change (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  7 January 2004 (USA)
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A failed Hollywood actor returns to his home town in Wisconsin and reminisces about his life in L.A. to a potential new girlfriend about his faults, auditions, misadventures, and confrontations with the evils of Hollywood.


(as Stephen D. Burrows)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Burrows ...
Milwaukee Steve
Simon 'Sez' Simone
Sam (as Traci Elizabeth Lords)
Steve's Agent
Steve's Manager
The Man
Willie Etra ...
88 Fingers
Stefane Zamorano ...
Coco Delapino
Chuckie Self
Bistro Waitress
Dack (as Michael James McDonald)
The Colonel
Bussler Waitress


Rags to riches to rags comedy loosely based on the director Steve Burrows' actual experiences while writing screenplays in Los Angeles. Burrows (aka "Milwaukee Steve") finally makes it big as "The Crotch Fresh" commercial guy, but then can't catch another break -- not even when he auditions for a new Crotch Fresh commercial! He decides the only way to make a comeback as an actor is to fake his own death, then make a glorious return. Before that idea pans out, Milwaukee goes on "Wheel of Fortune", and become notorious when he's sued by the Merv Griffin Corp. "Milwaukee Steve" becomes a hot ticket, with numerous folks riding his coattails. However, after a studio hires him to write a script, nothing works out as planned. Desperate, broke, and depressed, Steve returns to Milwaukee, in mid-winter, to gain comfort from family and friends -- only to find his mother has rented out his room while on her annual trip to the Netherlands. "Milwaukee" then recounts his Los Angeles' saga to his ... Written by RJ-15

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Rated R for language and some sexual humor


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Simon 'Sez' Simone: These are the rules of comedy. Ok? For instance: right place wrong time - funny. Wrong place right time - funny. Wrong place wrong time - not funny! Stupid - funny, retarded - not funny! Fat - funny, bald - funny, hair - not funny. But, toupees and wigs - very funny, don't ask me why! Falling down - it's funny. Old is funny. Grandpa - funny, grandma - funny. Grandpa gettin' whacked in the crotch - funny. Grandma gettin' whacked in the crotch - not funny, but, grandma gettin' whacked in the head...
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A Hilarious real life adventure of a man on a comedic journey
30 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Stephen Burrows does a magnificent job in this title role while also directing the film. You can see the authenticity of his character. It is great to see Burrows put such heart and soul in to a comedy. The thumb is definitely up for this one. How about Traci Lords? She has come a long way and you see it in this movie. She does a fantastic job. Let's not forget all of the Cameo's! Star after star appear in this one. Let's get this one to the Theater's Miramax! It's time to put a new talent in the public's eye, Stephen Burrows!

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