MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,492 this week

Chump Change (2000)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 336 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 23 critic

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.

Director:

(as Stephen D. Burrows)

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Top 10 TV Shows

Brooke Anderson from "Entertainment Tonight" and Melanie McFarland take a look at the Top 10 TV Shows of 2014 in our new series "IMDb Countdown".

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 09 May 2012
 
a list of 1353 titles
created 06 Sep 2012
 
a list of 2 titles
created 16 Sep 2013
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 1232 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Chump Change" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Chump Change (2000)

Chump Change (2000) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chump Change.
6 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A science fiction vampire movie. The Vampire is an emissary from an embattled world near destruction who teleports to Earth to see if they can live here. He finds that our blood is ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Traci Lords, Arthur Roberts, Lenny Juliano
Fast Food (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

What would happen if a sex drug ended up in the Secret Sauce of a new burger joint?

Director: Michael A. Simpson
Stars: Clark Brandon, Randal Patrick, Tracy Griffith
Eastsiders (TV Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

What happens after the world ends? Written and directed by award winning playwright Kit Williamson, "EastSiders" explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake. When Cal... See full summary »

Stars: Van Hansis, Kit Williamson, Constance Wu
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A charming, suicidal druggie must obey his rehab-clinic's demand to lead a seniors men's group or face incarceration and lose the love of his psychiatrist's daughter.

Director: Ric Klass
Stars: Tom Pelphrey, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Vaughn
First Wave (1998–2001)
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Framed for murder and on the run, a former thief struggles to expose the vanguard of an alien invasion with the help of a conspiracy theorist and newly discovered prophecies of Nostradamus.

Stars: Sebastian Spence, Rob LaBelle, Roger R. Cross
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A suburban couple decide to shake up their marriage by "swinging" with another couple.

Director: Jonathan Newman
Stars: Martin Freeman, Mandy Moore, Jonathan Silverman
Full Blast (2000)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Eric Mintz
Stars: Mike Abbo, Paul Barch, Richard K. Berlinberg
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Fame, Fortune, Cheese, and Beer. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual humor
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 January 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deleted Scenes  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Miramax Films acquired Chump Change (2000) after winning the HBO Comedy Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

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...
See more »

Connections

References The Soldier of Fortune (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Mysterious Stranger
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An unbiased review NOT FROM MILWAUKEE.....
2 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie see-saws uncomfortably between two almost unrelated stories. Frequent use of narration attempts to cover the fact that there simply isn't enough material here for either a Hollywood farce, or a Milwaukee, sweet girl meets boy tale. The cameo's are rather tepid, especially Jerry Stiller, who nevertheless is highlighted on the DVD cover. The Hollywood half would probably be mildly amusing to someone working in the entertainment industry, while a general audience will be unamused by all the inside jokes. The Milwaukee half revolves around neighborhood bars, quirky menus, and outdated attractions. The acting is fine, especially by Tim Matheson and Tracy Lords, but in the end this is a very average movie, and nothing more. - MERK


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
im sorry, but i hated this movie moonlight_graham1922
Movie is great -- but rating system(starred) is whack RJ-15
Release Chump Change, Please!!! hondousa
Tim Matheson is FUNNY gareth-36
Discuss Chump Change (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?