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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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Rated R for language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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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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When hosting The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006), Jon Stewart mentioned this movie as one of his few acting jobs. He said "Welcome to the Seventy-Eighth Annual Academy Awards... hosted by me... the fourth male lead in "Death To Smoochy". Rent it." See more »

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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 »

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Randolph: I loathe you!
[kicks the TV onto the floor]
Randolph: Bastard Son of Barney!
[Pulls the shade off a lamp and starts smashing it with the stand]
Randolph: Die! Die, you stuffed son of fluff! You illegitimate Teletubby! Die, you Muppet from hell! Die, you foam motherfucker!
[Angelo Enters]
Randolph: Die! Die!
Angelo Pike: What are you doing? That's a Picture and Picture!
Randolph: ...it was an accident.
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(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
Written by Gary Jackson, Raynard Miner and Carl Smith
Performed by Jackie Wilson
Courtesy of Brunswick Record Corporation
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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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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