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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  January 2003 (USA)
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Hollywood's Pauly Shore loses everything, fakes his own death, and gets caught!



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Cop #4
A.J. Benza
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Blunt ...
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Bucky From Kentucky
Julia Brox ...
Springer Girl #2
Julie Bruce ...
Tourist #9 in Van


Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a dead famous comedian appears who tells Pauly to kill himself cause he'll go down as a comedic genius who died before his time. Pauly then fakes his own death, and the media goes crazy. Celebrities are talking about him on MTV and girls are fighting over him on Jerry Springer. It's everything that he wanted...his plan worked. A week or so later the LAPD is tipped off about his whereabouts and they break down the door of the seedy motel room that he's hiding out in and throw him in LA County's celebrity wing. Written by Ciaran O'Shea

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Hollywood will never be the same.



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Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug references | See all certifications »

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You'll Never Wiez in This Town Again  »

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Entirely funded by Pauly Shore. See more »


When Pauly and Kirk are driving through Los Angeles a billboard promoting the movie Red Planet is seen in the background. This scene is taking place in 1997, "Red Planet" wasn't released until 2000. See more »


Pauly Shore: Hey, aren't you Tom Sizemore?
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Michael Madsen's girlfriend: Six inches.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits we see Verne Troyer partying with the Dahm Triplets. See more »


References Mork & Mindy (1978) See more »


Music from Pauly
Composed by Chris Wagner, Greg Kuehn, David A. King and Julie Ritter
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best Pauly shore movie
6 August 2008 | by (Here) – See all my reviews

That may be damning this thing with faint praise. However, this is one of the funniest flicks I have seen in a while and I think it is an indication of the perverse nature of IMDb that it didn't rate higher. If this had been scripted by Charles Kaufman then all you sports jacket wearing mofo's would be worshipping like some kind of object of worship.

Great performances, and the alternative ending on the DVD is even funnier than the one in the film. This gives you a real feeling that there is more to Pauly Shore than sub Bill and Ted Fare like Bio-dome and hopefully he will get some better projects as a result of this film.

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