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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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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

Originally filmed in late 2003, this was subsequently shelved for many years and never released theatrically (allegedly after poor test screening). Finally released directly to DVD in June 2008. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Cock Puncher: I don't think you have the balls.
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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

Featured in An American Carol (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me From Behind
Written by Asche & Spencer
Performed by Lisa Marie Furth
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I'm laughing as hard as hell, and I'll still take it!
6 July 2009 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

To the list of media satires we can now add "The Onion Movie", based on the farcical newspaper. The plot, so to speak, looks at anchorperson Norm Archer's (Len Cariou) frustration at his superiors' desire to advertise the release of a Steven Seagal flick than focus on a brewing war. Of course, this is an excuse for a series of outlandish sketches: a singer's pornographic lyrics, a terrorist training video, and "AREA SOCKS FOUND".

I was laughing myself sick throughout much of the movie. It's just so hilarious how they throw everything at you out of the blue and just keep it coming. Naturally, you have to accept totally silly humor to like this. Since it apparently did poorly at test screenings, I conclude that the people at those screenings must have lacked senses of humor. This is pretty much the kind of stuff that one finds in "Airplane!" and such flicks.

All in all, I think that you'll like this. I sure did, and I recommend it. Also starring Rodney Dangerfield.


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