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Martin & Orloff (2002)

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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11 March 2002 (USA)  »

Box Office

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

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$34,222 (USA) (11 June 2004)
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Trivia

Most cast members in this film were either members of Second City or The Upright Citizens Brigade. See more »

Goofs

The second time Martin enters Dr Orloff's office, they have a shot from behind Dr. Orloff with his elbows resting on the table and his hands to his chin. The very next shot, they are facing Dr Orloff, his hands are resting on the desk in front of him. 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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Good, Funny Independent Comedy

I'll be honest: I had high hopes but low expectations for this film. As guilty as that makes me feel, it's true. The movie, however, was better than even my expectations. It's not for everyone, but that's the beauty of independent film. It allows for off-beat, darkly comic writing and the casting of actors like the superb-as-always, H. Jon Benjamin. It would probably be enjoyed most by those who are already fans of the "Upright Citizens Brigade" (all of whom appear, in addition to writer-stars Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh), but I would still recommend it to non-fans, if only for the unique and memorable cinematic experience it will provide them. (Even my mother, who doesn't "understand" most of my comedies I show her, enjoyed herself.) I make no guarantees, but it definitely deserves a shot.


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