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Release Date:
12 October 2003 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A man caught up in the glamor of being a Hollywood celebrity has no idea that the production he's in is a fake. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Perry Caravello ... Himself / Stone Fury
Don Barris ... Himself / Big Lou
Tony Barbieri ... Mole / Brock

Lisa Arch ... Susan B. Anthony / Jiggly Wrigley (as Lisa Kushell)

Bobcat Goldthwait ... The Director

Dane Cook ... Roman Polanski

Carson Daly ... Himself

Jimmy Kimmel ... Himself

Adam Carolla ... Himself
William Perry ... Himself (as William 'The Refrigerator' Perry)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlie Adams ... Usher

Kitana Baker ... Svetlana
Tammy Faye Bakker ... Herself
Johann Benét ... Himself
Neena Bidasha ... Clerk's Daughter #1
Veena Bidasha ... Clerk's Daughter #2
Scott Hartman ... Bartolomeo Vanzetti

Tom Hughes ... Personal Assistant

Toby Huss ... Ansel Adams
Sal Iacono ... Sol Steinbergowitz-Greenbaum

Tom Kenny ... Gay Costume Designer
Subash Kundanmal ... Convenience Store Clerk

Bob Legionaire ... Charlton Heston
Eric Marseglia ... Burt Ward
Paul Motley ... Ernie Banks

Geoff Pierson ... President of Show Business
James Price

Colin Quinn ... Talk Show Guest

Roger Rose ... Reporter

Dave Sheridan ... Travis Bickle

Laura Silverman ... Frances Farmer

Tom Stern ... Yurgi
Jill Sundeen ... Nadia

Toshi Toda ... Hiroshima Nagasaki
Vini ... Convenience Store Clerk's Wife

Wayne Wilderson ... Nicola Sacco

Julia Lea Wolov
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Directed by
Bobcat Goldthwait 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tony Barbieri 
Don Barris 
Jimmy Kimmel 

Produced by
Tony Barbieri .... producer
Don Barris .... producer
Tim Busa .... line producer
Adam Carolla .... executive producer
Adam Carolla .... producer
Doug DeLuca .... executive producer
Chris Fraticelli .... producer
Bobcat Goldthwait .... supervising producer
Jennifer Heftler .... co-executive producer
Daniel Kellison .... executive producer
Daniel Kellison .... producer
Jimmy Kimmel .... executive producer
Jimmy Kimmel .... producer
Brad Morrison .... supervising producer
Lisa Page .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Cleto Escobedo III 
Jonathan Kimmel 
Les Pierce 
 
Cinematography by
Noah Mathers (electronic camera)
Brian Pratt 
Bradley Sellers  (as Brad Sellers)
 
Film Editing by
Sean Cannon 
Brad Morrison 
 
Production Design by
Elvis Restaino 
 
Art Direction by
Christine Mueller 
 
Costume Design by
Rodney Munoz 
 
Makeup Department
Tyson Fountaine .... hair stylist
Tyson Fountaine .... makeup artist
Veronique Guillem .... hair stylist
Veronique Guillem .... makeup artist
Suzi Haydon .... hair stylist
Suzi Haydon .... makeup artist
Maria Randelman .... hair stylist
Maria Randelman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Patty Hanten .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Goldthwait .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Randy Byers .... set dresser
David Kolodny-Nagy .... graphic artist
Charlotte Wincott .... props
 
Sound Department
Bob Arons .... sound effects editor
Seth Cooper .... sound mixer
Bennie McRae .... boom operator
Alan Tavener .... sound
Gideon Zaretsky .... sound supervisor
 
Stunts
Alex Daniels .... stunt coordinator
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bjorn Boisen .... gaffer
Tomislav Culina .... key grip
Paul DeMarte .... first assistant camera
Reginald Donaldson .... dolly grip (as Reggie Donaldson)
David Kagen .... gaffer
April Lanci-Leseur .... second assistant camera (as April Lanci)
Mark Pickens .... best boy grip
Mark Andrew Smith .... assistant camera
Joe Tamel .... electrician
Jason Untersee .... best boy grip
 
Music Department
Jonathan Kimmel .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Beth Curran .... first assistant accountant
Clay Harrison .... technical director
John J. Hill .... stage manager (as John Hill)
Nancy Ramey .... production accountant (as Nancy Ramey-Hitchings)
Brett Robinson .... key set production assistant
Jamie R. Thompson .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

MPAA:
Rated R for language and sexual content
Runtime:
USA:120 min (including commercials)
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Stone Fury:When I used to get in fights with kids back in school, I used to tweak my left eye... and it meant you're gonna die.
Mole:So you killed people?
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Referenced in "Hot Package: Mens (#1.4)" (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Suspend Your Disbelief and Laugh Out Loud!, 19 October 2003
Author: LN_Smithee from San Francisco, California, USA

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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