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The Onion Movie (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 7 January 2008 (Brazil)
Satirical interpretations of world events and curious human behavior.

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(as James Kleiner), (as James Kleiner)

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, (as Robert Siegel)
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Daniel Chacón ...
Young American / Cock Puncher
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Sensei
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Dennis McCormick
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Dolores McCormick
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Roseanne McCormick
Reid Weaver ...
Dennis McCormick, Jr.
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Typical Neighbor Husband
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Typical Neighbor Wife
Jason L. Miller ...
Sooty Firefighter
Brendon Baerg ...
Sooty Child
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Kip Kendall
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Alzheimers Old Lady
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Storyline

We watch the Onion News, America's Finest News Source, with Dana Dobbs, Senior Correspondent Kip Kendall, and award-winning anchor Norm Archer. In addition to watching the news, we see the program's commercials, some commentary on the film as it proceeds, and we watch some terrorists in training. Behind the scenes, Onion News's corporate owner, Global Tetrahedron, seeks synergy by promoting its other products within Norm's news broadcast. Norm doesn't like it, especially when a toy penguin (think Energizer Bunny) waddles across his desk promoting a Global Tetrahedron film starring Steven Seagal. But Norm may end up needing Steven's help. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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America's finest news source.

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Trivia

Final on-screen appearance of Paul 'Mousie' Garner. The film was released four years after his death on August 8, 2004. See more »

Goofs

In the scene they are playing the board game and one of the guys is drinking "Hawaiian punch" the level of the drink goes from full to empty back to full. See more »

Quotes

Dana Dobbs: There you have it. The negro is guilty.
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Crazy Credits

Watch after the credits as Norm Archer comes on screen sitting at his news-desk saying "For the Onion News, this is Norm Archer. Fuck you and Good Night". See more »

Connections

Spoofs Britney Spears: ...Baby One More Time (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Down On My Knees
Written by Asche & Spencer
Performed by Lisa Marie Furth
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Must have been written just for me
23 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

There are very few movies that can actually blindside me with a punchline. The Onion Movie did that repeatedly. The plot is very light, and this makes the movie even more enjoyable, I think. But not only is it light, it's also very relevant and critical of the common practices of mass media now-a-days. This movie pulls off a lot of what idiocracy only kind-of succeeded at. From the Hasselhoff bit to the mid-show Asian review to the d&d sketch, the Onion Movie is a rare breath of fresh air!

I won't include a url, but there's a pretty funny audio review on the hotcakes podcast (episode 9) if anyone cares to search it out.


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