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This is an early film "Pilot" for the hit Canadian tv show Trailer Park
Boys. It was played to executives at a few networks before Showcase
to sign them up for a tv series. Great acting and a very funny cast make
this one of the best cult comedy films. The movie plot is that these two
small time criminals go around "exterminating" peoples pets for money. If
you have a dog next door whos barking all night these are the guys you go
to! But they get into trouble when they come across a job too big for
to deal with and end up in a shootout. Watch this movie if you want to
understand the beginning of the tv series. I highly recommend it!
Rated R for swearing, violence, and drug use.
Its not too offensive either (they dont actually show killing animals)
Whether or not you're seeing the pilot before the series or trying to catch this segment in between episodes, it's a must-see for all TPB fans, and though only about 70 min. in length and shot entirely in black and white, the pilot centers around Julian & Ricky, pals from high school. Story is told from the viewpoint of Julian who thinks he has only 5 days left to live after learning his fate from a phone psychic. Ricky balks at the news and the two guys go on with their everyday activities which includes their work as self-employed pet exterminators. This is something not mentioned during the series; the boys are looking for higher profit ventures. The relationship between Lucy & Ricky and Lucy & Julian is explained. Some missing characters which haven't yet been developed include Bubbles, park supervisor Jim Lahey and his pear-shaped shirtless henchman Randy. Actor Patrick Roach appears as a different character. Minor characters Cory & Trevor are introduced and return as series regulars.
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This is a great Canadian comedy series. The movie tells of how the stars Jean Paul Tremblay-(Julian) and the head writer of the show and his buddies Rickie and Bubbles play it over the top in what is a true life satirical look at trailer parks and the denizens of said trashy hoods. The movie will tell you why Rickie and Julian begin doing their more advanced forays into the world of crime. WHY and the reasons behind everything would be a spoiler so I shall not give the real reasons behind their more brilliant escapades. Their friend and oft-time partner(Bubbles) is a brilliant character. The whole show is brilliant and missing the movie will not affect the way you see the sit-com one bit. It is a comedy with a capital C and a brilliant satire on trailer park living and small time crooks with small time ideas but big time dreams. If you ever have the opportunity to watch--buy--steal this program grab it. You will be glad you did. And to my American friends---It will break you up also. 10 out of 9. Brilliant. TV how TV should be.
This show is great...words alone cannot describe the wild antics of this trailer park...Julian the obvious ringleader is in complete control over this bunch of misfits...His leadership is tested by all most everyone on the show....If you are just catching up to this show you must go out right now and buy the DVD......I said now
Mike Clattenburg, director and producer of the show, didn't just create the greatest comical mockumentary in television history. He set a new standard in comedy and television period! It is almost incomprehensible to see how the show has evolved over the years to the outrageously addictive comedy that it is today. What started as a black and white low budget film about two uneducated, drug dealing felons from a trailer park having a camera crew document their lives has become Canada's greatest television series of all time. Season one added several new residents to the Nova Scotia trailer park known as Sunnyvale. I can't say season one was all that good but it did do a good job of introducing the characters and preparing you for the highly addictive, mind altering, hypnotic seasons to come. By the time you have watched all seven episodes of the second season, you are hooked and have to see seasons 3-7, the season 8 special, both movies (The Big Dirty and Countdown to Liquor Day), and whatever else you can find about The Trailer Park Boys. From the pilot to the last movie and Hearts of Dartsmouth to the Darkest One music video by Tragically Hip starring Julian, Ricky, and Bubbles, you will be captivated and convinced of the new standard in comedy that is The Trailer Park Boys.
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OK, I don't really think that Trailer Park Boys has bad story lines,
because they kick ass. They just... conflict with each other.
For Example: Near the end of the movie, it shows Ricky and Julian telling "Patrick Lewis" to put the dog down and walk away. Then at the end, it shows Ricky and Julian saying that they've been in jail for 2 years. In the TV series pilot, the first clip they show is the same clip of Ricky and Julian yelling at "Patrick Lewis". But in the TV series, they've supposedly only been in jail for 18 months.
Also, they give us the impression that the movie's story line and the TV series' story line are connected (because of the yelling scene between the guys). But some actors portray totally different characters. Of course, Patrick Roach plays "Patrick Lewis" in the movie, but in the series he plays Randy. Sam Tarasco plays one of the guys who pays Ricky for an extermination, and then he plays Sam Losco in the series.
Also (again... I know, I have a lot to say), in the movie, the guys snort coke instead of smoking hash. The thing is, they never actually confirm that the two story lines are connected in anyway, other than the yelling scene.
Sorry to keep on blabbing.
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