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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)

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

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Tourist #9 in Van
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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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Most of the quick celebrity cameos were done by Shore quickly shooting scenes that required them during breaks on other movie sets. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Pauly Shore: Is there a part in there for me? Hey, is there a part in there for me?
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"This movie is dedicated to all the people who helped me make it, and to all my fans who helped me pay for it." See more »

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References KTLA Morning News (1991) See more »

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Makin' Money
Written by Danny Walker
Performed by Handsome Devil
Published by BMG Songs Inc. (ASCAP)
o/b/o Bordello Pop Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, A Unit of BMG Music
under license from BMG Special Products
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Just Hilarious
11 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This flick was one of the funniest things I've seen since Super Troopers. The story is so stupid it's funny. The idea that most people aren't really appreciated until they are dead is what the film is about. He fakes his death and everyone starts saying they miss him and his wit and humor. Don't let other people's reviews fool you. This is one film worth seeing. It is shot very poorly considering Pauly had to fund the whole thing himself, but it doesn't make for a difference. If your heart is in comedy and you remember the great movies of BioDome, Encino Man, Son In Law, then you'll love this flick. Some people right bad reviews based on a dislike of "artsy" films or of Pauly Shore. I don't have a dislike or a like of him. I just know this movie is funny and I know funny when I see it. So trust me, if you want to see something funny and a cult classic, such as Super Troopers or Monty Pythons Holy Grail, see this movie. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!


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