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An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.

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Steven
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Fangora
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Heidi
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Fern
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Lou
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Michael
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Bonnie
Helen Hanft ...
Mrs. Gurkel
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Sorensen
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Unemployed Italian (as Lou Marini Jr.)
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Unemployed Frottager (as Gabor Mobea)
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Storyline

Steven, nearly 30 and living with his parents, sees an old Edgar Bergen movie on TV and decides to fulfill his longtime dream of becoming a ventriloquist. His beautiful unemployment counselor Lorena finds him work, but puts out a restraining order on him when he paints a thank-you note on her door. Later, this young mother agrees to date him anyway, but finds his bickering family, and his inexperience with women, daunting to a relationship. Steven's sister Heidi is a wedding planner with a drunken ex-fiancé who keeps showing up at the door. His friend Fangora is a pseudo-punk rocker whose sex does not prevent her from giving him terrible advice about women. The wedding of a Jewish girl, who wants Klezmer music and gets something unexpected, will become a turning point in everyone's lives. Written by J. Spurlin

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A comedy about finding your voice before you lose your mind. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brzuchomówca  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$30,120 (USA) (12 September 2003)

Gross:

$71,305 (USA) (3 October 2003)
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Trivia

The store that Steven buys his dummy at is called "Halloween Adventure". It is located in New York City. See more »

Goofs

Steven returns the dummy to the magic shop where he bought it. However, when he leaves the shop, a sign reading "All sales final" can be seen on the door behind him. See more »

Quotes

Fannie: Oh hey, what are you doing on the Fourth?
Steven: I don't know.
Fannie: 'Cause I just ordered some kick ass fireworks. Like, even the chinks are scared of this shit.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to Fern Batchko's closet for wardrobe. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Dummy
(2001) (uncredited)
Written by Tom Szidon
Performed by The Joy Poppers
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User Reviews

 
Veeeeeery funny!
27 November 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Adrien Brody , Milla Jovovich, and Illeana Douglas are all hilarious in this great little comedy... Beautiful Milla shows her unique talent for being simultaneously really sexy and really funny, as she did 5 yrs earlier, in "The Fifth Element"... What I like most is that the humour is mainly subtle. The funniest bits are more understated than they are in the bigger-budget comedies with the in-your-face – appeal to the broadest possible audience stuff... "Dummy" is a fine example of not compromising, in order to harvest the biggest-possible box-office receipts. I give this side-splitting indie 8 big-ones and whole-heartedly recommend it.


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