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A man caught up in the glamor of being a Hollywood celebrity has no idea that the production he's in is a fake.

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Perry Caravello ...
Perry Caravello / Stone Fury
Don Barris ...
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Tony Barbieri ...
Mole / Brock
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Susan B. Anthony / Jiggly Wrigley (as Lisa Kushell)
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Carson Daly
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Adam Corolla
William Perry ...
William Perry (as William 'The Refrigerator' Perry)
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A man caught up in the glamor of being a Hollywood celebrity has no idea that the production he's in is a fake.

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Rated R for language and sexual content
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Жара в городе ветров  »

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Stone Fury: See, I've got a look - I mean, not to be so modest or anything, but I have a look that people just pick up and
[snaps finger]
Stone Fury: ... and they magnetize towards my look.
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Axes and Muscles
Written by Van Stone
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This is amazing!
13 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

The premise itself is only mildly amusing--Perry's friends play a massive practical joke on him, making him believe he's the star of a major motion picture--and the project's grandiose scope could have easily become depressing if the joke were to fall flat. But it doesn't.

Comedically, what makes this film work is the unflinching posture of Perry's co-stars, who maintain their composure as the level of insanity rises. Cinematically, it works because of the onslaught of inventive gags, many of them subtly plausible (like mis-spelling Perry's name on the marquee). Altogether, Perry's friends/tormentors create a scenario that closely resembles real life, exaggerating the minor annoyances that make life hell to, well, to make Perry's life hell. And it is absolutely hilarious! In short, it's "Spinal Tap" for the film industry, only this purports to be real.


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