The Onion Movie (2008)

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Satirical interpretations of world events and curious human behavior.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Chacón ...
Young American / Cock Puncher
Cock Puncher
Reid Weaver ...
Jason L. Miller ...
Brendon Baerg ...


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 <>

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The character of "Melissa Cherry" is an apparent spoof of singer Britney Spears. Ironically, Spears' future ex-husband Kevin Federline has a cameo in the film as a back-up dancer in one of Melissa Cherry's videos. See more »


Liz Anne has a cut on the left side of her forehead which disappears when Armed gunman is promoted to customer advisor. See more »


[last lines]
Norm Archer: For The Onion News... this is Norm Archer. Fuck you, and goodnight.
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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 »


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you ain't got the balls...
30 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

the onion movie. 90 minutes of pure news based on satire, and fake news. how is 90 minutes used to keep you focused and entertained? very cleverly, and that is what the onion movie did. What this movie does that makes it so great, it sticks to what it says it's going to do; It keeps you entertained and to be laughed at, including pushing the rating(which if you get the unrated, it's better), but it has all of your typical humor about blacks, Irish, nerds, sex, etc. but not overly used, which a lot of comedies use as a crutch. As this movie progresses you will eventually see a preview of the "infamous" Steven segall, as "cockpuncher" which is used through out the movie. it's cheesy, and funny without being over the top. The news is actually something to take into an effect as something that could be used today. that is fake news at it's peak. this movie is what it says it is going to be. so when/if you get a chance, rent this movie, sit back, laugh your face off, and enjoy 90 minutes of pure unadulterated humor. 5/5-go pick up this movie.. or at least rent it.

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