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Death to Smoochy (2002)

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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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29 March 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Burke: [re-negotiating Sheldon's contract] Allow me to untangle this web of shit. I don't care if his last job was jugging apples for a hut full of pygmies on the outskirts of the congo! This man fits the bill, and you need him! And that's why the rhino's going to get exactly what he deserves.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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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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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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