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Windy City Heat (2003)

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 F. Caravello ...
Perry Caravello / Stone Fury (as Perry Caravello)
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Mole / Brock
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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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Big Lou: Hey, the Jew just hacked ya.
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Axes and Muscles
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Suspend Your Disbelief and Laugh Out Loud!
19 October 2003 | by (San Francisco, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I discovered "Windy City Heat" by accident while searching for another show, and thought it was worth a look-see. Within minutes, I was laughing as loud as I have ever laughed at anything on television -- and I thought I would never say that about anything with Bobcat Goldthwait.

Unknown actor Perry Caravello is the actual star, though, because he is the supposed victim of a years-long practical joke -- he is recruited to star in the non-existent action spoof "Windy City Heat" alongside fellow unknown hacks: the belligerent and jealous Don Barris, and the perpetually stoned Walter "Mole" Molinski (Tony Barbieri). Despite the fact he is a horrendous actor, Caravello takes his role as lead seriously, while Don and Mole -- who are in on the plot -- goof around, waste time, and cause chaos, placing the entire project in jeopardy of abandonment by the "producer." Also frustrating Perry is the overanxious personal assistant he is assigned. The normally spastic and irritating Goldthwait is uncharacteristically low key as the fake film's director, and lets Barris and Barbieri goad Caravello into profane rants and seething rage through endless indignities, large and small.

There are some occurrences in the finished product that will make you scratch your head, and say to yourself, "Wait, if Perry didn't know that was going to happen, why did he..." Do yourself a favor, and take the advice of the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" theme song: "Just repeat to yourself, 'It's just a show, I should really just relax.'"

If you can't buy that "Windy City Heat" IS a big scam perpetrated on Perry, pretend you are watching a movie that is ABOUT a scam being perpetrated on Perry, and give your abs a laughter-induced workout.

8/10 stars.


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