MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 617 this week

Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)

 -  Comedy  -  January 2003 (USA)
4.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.6/10 from 3,635 users  
Reviews: 49 user | 25 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

,
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 30 Mar 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 02 Nov 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)

Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003) on IMDb 4.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pauly Shore Is Dead.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adopted (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

For hundreds of years, Africa has existed in a state of despair. Famine, civil wars and rampant disease have left the continent without hope, but for the efforts of Western do-gooders. At ... See full summary »

Director: Pauly Shore
Stars: Cindy Iglesias, Pauly Shore
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Davey Stone, an alcoholic with a criminal record, is sentenced to community service under the supervision of an elderly referee. Davey is then faced with trying to reform and abandon his bad habits.

Director: Seth Kearsley
Stars: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Two misguided youths join the reserves to make some money for their entrepreneurial dreams. No sooner than they finish basic training are they called up to do their part to save the free world.

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr.
Stars: Pauly Shore, Lori Petty, Andy Dick
Bulletproof (1996)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two criminals, Keats and Moses, end their friendship when Keats turns out to be an undercover cop. Years later the two are forced to work together when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan
Bio-Dome (1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Moronic best friends get themselves locked inside the Bio-Dome, a science experiment, along with a group of environmental scientists for one year.

Director: Jason Bloom
Stars: Pauly Shore, Stephen Baldwin, William Atherton
Son in Law (1993)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town.

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Pauly Shore, Carla Gugino, Lane Smith
Dirty Work (1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A loser finds success in the revenge-for-hire business.

Director: Bob Saget
Stars: Norm MacDonald, Artie Lange, Jack Warden
Jury Duty (1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does ... See full summary »

Director: John Fortenberry
Stars: Pauly Shore, Tia Carrere, Stanley Tucci
The Bogus Witch Project (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.7/10 X  

A series of short films spoofing "The Blair Witch Project."

Directors: Victor Kargan, Steve Agee, and 6 more credits »
Stars: Pauly Shore, Cathy Giannone, James DiStefano
Mr. Deeds (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way.

Director: Steven Brill
Stars: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro
The Animal (2001)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

After receiving organ transplants from various animal donors, a man finds himself taking on the traits of those animals.

Director: Luke Greenfield
Stars: Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, John C. McGinley
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Haas
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sean Penn, Anne Bancroft
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ashley
...
...
Michael Madsen's Girl
Beaumont Bacon ...
Pauly Look-A-Like Contestant
Adam Barnhardt ...
Lawrence
Dan Barnes ...
Cop #4
A.J. Benza ...
A.J. Benza
...
Tourist #2
...
Zoey Abernacky
Blunt ...
Newspaper Stand Attendant
...
B-Real
...
...
Bucky From Kentucky
Julia Brox ...
Springer Girl #2
Julie Bruce ...
Tourist #9 in Van
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Hollywood will never be the same.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

You'll Never Wiez in This Town Again  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Quotes

Pauly Shore: Hey, aren't you Tom Sizemore?
Michael Madsen's girlfriend: No, this is Michael Madsen.
Pauly Shore: What's the difference?
Michael Madsen's girlfriend: Six inches.
See more »

Crazy Credits

"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 »

Connections

References In the Army Now (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Elders
Written by Dexter Holland (as Bryan Keith Holland)
Performed by The Offspring
Courtesy of Nitro Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
You might be surprised...
9 January 2007 | by (Boise, Idaho) – See all my reviews

First off, let me say that I was never a fan of Pauly Shore. In fact, I could never understand how it was even possible that someone this unfunny was able to have a career as a comedian, but hey ... Despite my claims of hatred, though, I still managed to watch everything he'd done, in some kind of a masochistic, painful cycle, and my hatred for him continued to grow and grow.

So it was inevitable that I would eventually catch 'Pauly Shore Is Dead', but what was surprising is how truly funny the film turned out to be. It's not perfect, by any stretch, and has a few moments that seem a little forced and even sentimental (such as the guardian angel visits), but all in all, I have to say this is one hell of a funny movie, and whether you like him or not, I think it would be hard not to admit some kind of respect for a man who is so willing to make fun of himself.

It is his sense of humor about himself that ultimately makes the film work, and I must admit that between the self-effacing plot line and the surprising amount of work that went into making the film, Shore has really gone up in my book. I still think he might be in the wrong line of business, but at least he's grounded enough in reality to realize that possibility as well.

Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys watching any celebrity spoof themselves, as the film is loaded with numerous amusing cameos. Also check out the deleted scenes, a highlight being the rendition of the song 'It's Been A While'. Check it out, and you may be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

Good work, Wiez!


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How much of this is real????? rustican_Slab
Terrible, Terrible movie adam_the_great
Pauly Shore is coming back, check it out mrj514
false advertisement dickpayne00
Just take for what it is boomshua
The best part of this movie is.... drredmond
Discuss Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?