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Showboy (2002)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 22 June 2002 (USA)
Fired from a TV show, a writer looks into becoming a chorus boy while a documentary crew follows his efforts.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Christian Taylor - Writer
Lindy Heymann ...
Lindy Heymann - Director
Joe Daley ...
Joe Daley - Christian's Roommate
Erich Miller ...
Erich Miller
Jason Buchtel ...
Jason Buchtel - Local Producer
Read Scot ...
Read Scot - Talent Agent
Minnie Madden ...
Minnie Madden - Callback Casting Magazine / Cocktails Strip Audtion Judge
Aaron Porter ...
Aaron Porter - Dancer
Bruce Merrin ...
Bruce Merrin - Manager / Publicist
Elise Vallee ...
Elise Vallee - Ballet Teacher
Blair Farrington ...
Blair Farrington - Vegas Show Producer
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Adrian Armas - Model / Dancer
Gary Campbell ...
Host, Backstage Live
Connie Ross ...
Host, Backstage Live
Joe Cervantes ...
Cocktails Stripper
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Storyline

Christian Taylor, a writer on the hit TV series Six Feet Under (2001), is being profiled by a British documentary crew when he's fired, although he doesn't know the doc crew overheard the firing. They follow him around Las Vegas, where Six Feet Under was filming on location, and where he is now ostensibly doing "research" for a script he claims to be writing, but is actually pursuing a dream to become a dancer in a Vegas show. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com> / edits by TrivWhiz

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A Mockumentary by Lindy Heymann and Christian Taylor. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Release Date:

22 June 2002 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,597 (USA) (9 April 2004)

Gross:

$6,597 (USA) (9 April 2004)
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(secret footage: Jubilee audition)|
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Trivia

Christian Taylor is credited twice on screen, first as "Christian Taylor - Writer" and second as "Writer 'Christian'". See more »

Goofs

Stan Marian is credited twice, in the same list of actors, as a "Cocktails Stripper". See more »

Connections

References The A-Team (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

First Movement (From the Ballet Sylvia)
performed by Hamburg Radio Symphony
courtesy of Southern Library of Recorded Music
written by Léo Delibes (as Leo Delibes)
published by Southern Library of Recorded Music
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A brilliant "mockumentary"!!!
9 July 2002 | by (Bucharest, Romania) – See all my reviews

This movie is filmed in the style of a documentary but it's not. It's a make believe world in which Christian Taylor(the writer of the great T.V. show "Six Feet Under")is fired and goes to Vegas in order to become a dancer, a Showboy! He's too short, he's too old and he is TERRIBLY funny!!! Watch out for cameos of Whoopi Goldberg and Siegfried and Roy. Funny!!! I laughed all the way to the parking lot, and I'm still laughing... Best 'mockumentary' I've seen and best comedy in a long while...


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