Kids show host Rainbow Randolph is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the kid's TV business isn't all child's play.
Fired in disgrace, kids show host Randolph Smiley finds himself out on the street, while his replacement Sheldon Mopes, finds himself on the fast track to success with a new hit show as the proud purple rhino Smoochy. But things take a turn for the worst when Sheldon finds out that some of the people that he works with, and some he doesn't know he's working for, are all in it for the money. Meanwhile, Randolph is slowly turning insane with his only thoughts focusing on killing Smoochy and getting back to his life of luxury. Written by
The ice skating stunts at the end of the movie were choreographed and skated by Canadian skater Elvis Stojko. See more »
When Sheldon is given a plant as a gift, it's on his desk at first but moves to his windowsill between shots. See more »
Didn't she tell you of the love we once had. Passionate yet tender, old-fashioned yet experimental.
Randolph, you have lost your mind.
Oh, enlighten the lad, Nora. You were such a hot little brood mare, does the bridle still fit?
Hey, watch your mouth mister!
What experiments? I've had firmer handshakes, ya drunk.
Please, it's small but, it's fierce!
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Death to Smoochy pushes the envelope of comedy, only to fail because it couldn't find the right audience. This comedy is amazing for its intensity and biting scenes that run side by side with comedy, there are dark scenes, harder dramatic elements not usually seen in regular comedies. Yet, this fun, entertaining, and cerebral comedy has great elements of timing, acting, and directing. Not for children, but the nature of plot (doesn't automatically capture any other audience), this sleeper comedy is a must see, because it breaks out of the mold of funny comedies into a more sophisticated, grown up form of laughter and comedical relief.
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