A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.
Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
John Lyshitski is a car stealing slacker, with a weed problem, and has been in Illinois' Rossmore State Penitentiary so many times, he knows its entire population of both staff and cons by their first names. Cursed with the old ill luck of being in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in possession of the wrong car, he's been deemed a lost cause repeat offender in the eyes of everyone else. When the heartless judge, who has been behind most of his sentences, goes to the big court house in the sky, John decides to ruin the man's legacy by having the judge's only offspring, Nelson Biederman IV, thrown in the slammer along with him. Here, the world-class selfish jerk learns a certain old lesson the hard way: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. But has John gone too far in the payback department? Written by
Filmed at the now closed and historic Joliet Correctional Center in Joliet, Illinois - the same prison where the opening sequences of The Blues Brothers (1980) were shot. See more »
When Nelson Beterman IV is in the courthouse, you see John eating popcorn. In the first shot, you can't see the popcorn in the bag, but in the second shot, the bag is full to the brim. Again in the third shot, the popcorn is lower in the bag. See more »
Of all the bathroom stalls, in all the correction facilities in all the world, he walks into mine.
Nelson Biederman IV:
Haven't you heard the news Barry?
The news? Oh yeah. Barry finally pitches, Pisces catches, home team wins.
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This movie received nothing but bad reviews by internet bloggers. I find that in this day and age, humour is evolving like mad. Look at shows like Trailer Park Boys, Strangers with Candy, and Arrested Development. All hilarious, but people call them stupid. BUT HOW MANY PEOPLE FIND THESE SHOWS FUNNY!? Lots...and that's why I recommend all those with this sense of humour to go see this movie. It's true that I was the only one laughing out loud in a nearly empty theatre, but obviously someone found it funny. If you like semi-twisted, fresh, edgy as hell sense of humour than this movie is aces. All in all, it's worth it to see, especially if you're a Will Arnett fan! Make your own judgements though, it's not like yer forced to keep watching it if you don't like it. But I, however, plan to see it again and again. Probably in theatres. Also, if you smoke pot, straight up, just watch it. 10 THUMBS UP!
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