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Death to Smoochy (2002)

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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He's Big, He's Blue, He's Smoochy... and He's got to DIE! See more »


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

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29 March 2002 (USA)  »

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Smoochy  »

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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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Features a shot of Catherine Keener whizzing a Frisbee at Edward Norton which is very similar to a shot in The War of the Roses (1989) which was also directed by Danny DeVito. See more »

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The bread in the restaurant scene between Sheldon and Burke keeps changing between shots (position toward camera and number of slices - 5 to 4 and back to 5). See more »

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Buggy Ding Dong: I always had the hots for you. Wanna see my buggy bumper?
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References Dracula (1931) See more »

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Cavalleria Rusticana (Intermezzo)
Written by Pietro Mascagni
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9 January 2004 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Am I the only one who sees this as a modern spin on the movie NETWORK?!? The parallels are extraordinary. Both are about executives finding a new talent that they want to exploit to the general public, but when he becomes too popular, they want to get rid of him. Sure the outcome and general details vary, but the basic theme is virtually identical.

I'm going on the record to say I actually enjoyed this story a lot. The light fluffy delivery made a good contrast to the deep black ideas being played on. The leads played their characters to the right tone, and the supports showed off brilliantly. A wicked treat.


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