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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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In Sheldon's (Edward Norton's) house/apartment he has a picture of a rhino on his wall. He kept this picture and has it hanging on his wall in real life. See more »

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While Buggy Ding Dong is looking through the scope of the sniper, his eye is blue, but a close-up shot moments later reveals that his eyes are brown. See more »

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[talking to Sheldon in Rainbow's former apartment]
Randolph: Look what you've done to this place. It's all Diane Fosse. When I lived here, it was Bob Fosse. Right there, I had a big painting of a naked chick holding a little plant; very tasteful, no bush... not a picture of your fucking mother!
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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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