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Death to Smoochy (2002)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  29 March 2002 (USA)
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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.

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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 MonkeyKingMA

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,266,463 (USA) (29 March 2002)

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$8,355,815 (USA) (3 May 2002)
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Singer Henry Rollins auditioned for the part of Spinner. Rollins details the first audition with Danny DeVito on his spoken word performance DVD Henry Rollins: Up for It (2001), part of which consists of throwing a chair at DeVito. See more »

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Sheldon is arrested at the Nazi Party in New Jersey, but booked at a NYPD station which is in a different state. See more »

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Sheldon: Has anyone ever suggested that maybe a little yoga, maybe a high colonic or two could loosen you up a lot?
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I smiled through the whole film (when I wasn't laughing)
31 March 2002 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

I've never seen a Danny De Vito film I didn't like, and Smoochy is no exception. Original and creative at every turn, with great performances from Edward Norton, Robin Williams, Catherine Keener, and everyone else in the cast. I smiled and/or laughed through the whole film. What more can you ask from a bent and twisted comedy, I ask you?


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