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Martin & Orloff (2002)

 -  Comedy  -  11 March 2002 (USA)
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This is the story of a marketing man and his shrink. A suicide attempt and a softball game; A PHD-toting stripper and a deranged Desert Storm vet; A giant sparerib costume and the world's ... See full summary »

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This is the story of a marketing man and his shrink. A suicide attempt and a softball game; A PHD-toting stripper and a deranged Desert Storm vet; A giant sparerib costume and the world's largest peenis; John Woo-style violence and Steel Magnolia-esque pathos. This is the story of Martin & Orloff. Written by Anonymous

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Martin Flam recently tried to kill himself. His psychiatrist may finish the job...

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$6,988 (USA) (7 November 2003)

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$34,222 (USA) (11 June 2004)
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Most cast members in this film were either members of Second City or The Upright Citizens Brigade. See more »

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The rear view mirror in Dr. Orlof's car disappears and reappears throughout the movie. See more »

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[first lines]
Martin: [answering machine] Hello, this is Martin Flam's phone. Please leave a message.
Ron: [leaving message] Martin, this is Ron. I called the loony bin, they said you got out today. Sorry how you tried to kill yourself. Anyhow, I expect you back at work tomorrow morning. We'll discuss how to ease you back into things.
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Featured in The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2002) See more »

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A waste of a good cast and an intriguing premise
17 August 2006 | by (Middleburg Heights, Ohio (near Cleveland)) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to enjoy "Martin & Orloff," which saddles its first-rate cast with third-rate material. I liked the opening scenes, which made me think that M&O would be a black comedy about a suicidal man trying to readjust to normal life--the scene where Ian Roberts cleans copious amounts of his own blood off his bathroom floor packs a wallop. Unfortunately, the movie soon abandons that idea to focus on the old "psychiatrist who's crazier than his patients" cliché. I could *almost* forgive the psychiatrist and his pals being over-the-top, cartoonish freaks, but the portrayal of the Chinese food mogul and his henchmen as insulting racial caricatures was enough to ruin the film for me. The best aspect of "Martin & Orloff" is seeing David Cross do an early version of his "Arrested Development" character.


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