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Wasabi Tuna -- A group of friends who take Halloween way too seriously kidnap Anna Nicole Smith's beloved pet Sugar-Pie. It's up to a bunch of drag queens dressed as Anna to bring Sugar-Pie back.


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It's like an old gangster movie... with drag queens.
A group of friends who take Halloween way too seriously kidnap Anna Nicole Smith's beloved pet Sugar-Pie. It's up to a bunch of drag queens dressed as Anna to bring Sugar-Pie back. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Antonio Sabato Jr. ... Fredrico

Jason London ... Evan

Barney Cheng ... Harvey / Mr. Ling

Alanna Ubach ... Emme

Tim Meadows ... Dave

Anna Nicole Smith ... Herself

Christian Keiber ... Detective Becker

Crystal Kwon ... Monique

Megan Cavanagh ... Megan

Alexis Arquette ... Champange Anna
Schuron Womack ... Brown Sugar Anna
Mark Alfa ... Hot & Spicy Anna (as Mark 'C Cash' Alfa)

Arturo Gil ... Eenie Anna

Johnny Williams ... Wally the Cook
Freez Luv ... Detective Peters

Irina Maleeva ... Mrs. Hasadan

Federico Dordei ... Sark
Dariush Kashani ... Mahdi

Kathryn Joosten ... Erma

Jason Boggs ... Butchie

Noel Gugliemi ... Capone

Larry Gelman ... Sam

Lisa Arning ... Chic Sales Girl

Guillermo Díaz ... Romeo
Jessica Lugo ... Gabriella

Manny Jimenez Sr. ... Lil Cheeze (as Manuel Gilbert Jimenez)
Joe Restivo ... Eddie
Howard K. Stern ... Howard
Kimberly Walther ... Kimmie
Joseph Tan ... Stunt Waiter

Jade Quon ... Sexy Asian Girl #1

Kiralee Hayashi ... Sexy Asian Girl #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Troy DeWalt ... Gay Cowboy (uncredited)

John Duffy ... 900 Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Jonathan Trevor ... Armenian Thug #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Friedlander 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Celia Fox  writer

Produced by
Lindsay Chag .... associate producer
John Duffy .... line producer
Celia Fox .... executive producer
Celia Fox .... producer
Lee Friedlander .... producer
Rodney Johnson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Raymond Jones 
Cinematography by
Ben Kufrin 
Film Editing by
Larry Madaras 
Ken Morrisey 
Casting by
Lindsay Chag 
Production Design by
Yuda Acco 
Art Direction by
Peggy Paola 
Set Decoration by
Judi Bell 
Costume Design by
Pol Atteu 
Shawnelle Cherry 
Shon LeBlanc 
Makeup Department
Annette Lorant .... makeup artist
Production Management
Abbie Ludwig .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Annette Hobday .... second assistant director
Greg Moutran .... second second assistant director
Kevin Muir .... second second assistant director
Chad Rosen .... first assistant director
Claire Thorne .... second second assistant director
Nicole Widmyer .... second assistant director
Art Department
David Delvalle .... set dresser
Lee Lazarow .... property master
Peter Mayer .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
Michael Camello .... sound editor
Mary Jo Devenney .... sound mixer
Georgia Hilton .... adr editor
Georgia Hilton .... sound editor
Joe Milner .... re-recording mixer
Joe Milner .... supervising sound editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Nick Neutra .... foley mixer
Ace Williams .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Giuliano Fiumani .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: maintitle, iO FILM (uncredited)
Melissa Allen-Weiser .... stunt double: car chase (as Melissa Allen)
Caron Colvett .... stunt double: Anna Nicole Smith
G. Peter King .... stunts
Jade Quon .... stunt performer
Nicole Randall .... stunt double
Mark Riccardi .... stunts
Felipe Savahge .... stunt double
Lou Simon .... stunt coordinator
Lon Sunders .... stunt double
Mitch Toles .... stunts
Jeremiah Vaughn .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Chase .... grip
Eric Fletcher .... Steadicam operator
Shawn Greene .... electrician
Gayle Hilary .... second assistant camera
Neil Jacobs .... still photographer
Paul Janossy .... first assistant camera
Jesse Jaraczewski .... best boy electric
Ben Krout .... dolly grip
David Leite .... grip
Paul Lohr .... electrician
James McCusker .... electrician
Yen P. Nguyen .... camera loader
Darryl Rue .... grip
Bela Trutz .... steadicam operator
John D. Young .... key grip
Matt Zschoche .... electrician
Casting Department
Shon LeBlanc .... casting manager
Kelly Hunt .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Cornejo .... costumer
Tisha D. Nagel .... key costumer (as Tisha Jahnke)
Editorial Department
Adam Hawkey .... digital intermediate colorist
Nadav Streett .... assistant editor
Location Management
Guy Morrison .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Tracy Lynch-Sanchez .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Michael Burnette .... transportation coordinator
Neil Chisholm .... driver: honeywagon
William Clark Coit III .... driver
Marc Lyons .... driver
Jeff Murray .... transportation captain
Other crew
Robert Beebe .... title designer
Clint Childs .... production assistant
Stacie Dekker .... set production assistant
Zak Grausam .... coordinator
Ari Halpern .... script supervisor
Clayton Keiber .... production assistant
Brian Mason .... production coordinator
Brenton McCracken .... production assistant
Makeda Smith .... publicist
Dru Zipkin .... key set production assistant

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Additional Details

Rated R for sexual content
92 min

Did You Know?

Howard:Let's get out of here before the tabloids get here.
Anna Nicole Smith:I don't need another lawsuit.
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References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)See more »


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4 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Saw a snippet at Cannes..looks pretty good!, 26 May 2004
Author: AspiringAnything from New York City

I was at Cannes last week when I saw a fifteen minute snippet of "Wasabi Tuna." It really was funny. I didn't even hear about it until I heard Quentin Tarrentino talking about it. He kept talking about the dialogue and how it is one of the best descriptions of Hollywood that he has ever seen.

From his "word of mouth" alone I had to see it! I went to a screening and it was packed. Everyone was laughing. It has hysterical dialogue and characters. Tim Meadows follows up a great role in "Mean Girls" with "Wasabi Tuna." I never really saw any of Antonio Sabato Jr's work before this, and in "Wasabi Tuna" he was classic. Anna Nicole Smith clearly has a great since of humor and it really shows in this movie. The way she mocks herself is priceless! The supporting cast really helps this movie too. It is an ensemble cast that really works!

I was at Cannes all week and this film looks to be the most promising. After hearing what Quentin had to say about it, which I believe his words were, "f*cking amazing dialogue, man!" It is a must-see in my eyes! If the King of Dialogue gives the approval, then it must be a hit!

Bravo to the writer/producer Celia Fox, who might I add has a pretty hot headshot on her IMDb page! This movie will live on for a while! I cannot wait until it gets a wider release so I can see it in it's entirety! I can already see the cult-following that this movie will adore for years to come!

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