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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)

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Hollywood's Pauly Shore loses everything, fakes his own death, and gets caught!



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

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Entirely funded by Pauly Shore. See more »


When Pauly puts on Springer in prison, you can see the outlet behind the TV, and there is nothing plugged in. See more »


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After the credits is a picture of Pauly laying next to Sam Kinison's grave. See more »


References Meet the Parents (2000) See more »


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7 February 2005 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

It's always great to see someone who can laugh at himself, and even make fun of himself in ways that most people aren't brave enough to do. Pauly is totally exposing what has to be at least a little painful: His "has-been-ness". It's too bad this wasn't able to be released in theaters. My boyfriend even thought it was really funny, and he's always despised Pauly Shore's movies and "weasel" stuff. Many will also find it at least somewhat inspirational, his being so vulnerable and open. Lots and lots of familiar faces too, plenty of great cameos. It's hard to believe how many people came on board to help out with this project. Check it out, chances are you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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