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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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: FUCK YOU SANDLER!
Adam Sandler: [Offscreen, in a mocking voice] Fuck you Sandler! Fuck you Sandl... AHHH HORSESHIT!
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the end credits. See more »

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References Happy Gilmore (1996) See more »

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One Man Down
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What's With All The Hate?
21 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

First, this movie isn't supposed to be an Oscar contender. Second, it's still a Pauly Shore movie, even if it's not like any other Pauly Shore movie. I really think the negative reviews of this movie were from people putting it on a pedestal before even watching it, expecting it to be extremely artsy, a biting satire on Hollywood or whatever other pretentious reasons they could come up with to hate the movie when it failed to play out like their fantasy they came up with simply by looking at the box and title.

It's not a bad movie. It's not a great movie, but it's got plenty of humor in it, both clever Hollywood in-jokes (with lots of celebrities making fun of themselves along with Pauly) and simple toilet humor. I really think all the 'film school dropouts' need to sit back and enjoy the movie for what it is, not for what it isn't. It's a Pauly Shore movie that doesn't play like a typical Pauly Shore movie, nothing more nothing less. And if you didn't like other Pauly Shore movies, you should at least still give it a shot because of this. Just don't expect it cure cancer or feed hungry children. It's still a Pauly Shore movie.


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