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Service with a Smile (2005)

R | | Comedy | Video 1 October 2005
If anyone needs AA, the Betty Ford Clinic, and a visit with Sigmund Freud, it's Bill, a middle-aged, a-social dipsomaniac using painkillers and vodka tonics to rationalize his erratic behavior. After a series of hallucinations feed his xenophobic paranoia, he begins to plot revenge against his imagined conspirators. His impulsive actions snowball into unbridled chaos against a chance group of ... See full summary »

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Ken Axmaker Jr. ...
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Policeman #1
Ashley Fowler ...
Helga
Andy George ...
Bouncer
John Hester ...
Policeman #2
Beth Neeley ...
Hooker
Bill Runyan ...
Bill
Todd Sims ...
Pimp
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In 2004, director Ken Axmaker, Jr. enraged and excited the local independent film scene with A Waste of O2, a short film that explored racial stereotypes and recreational violence among young adults with innocent faces. The director introduced his vision at Indie Memphis in October 2004, and he has since been featured on Pickle TV and at independent showings in the Midtown area. It's 2005, and Axmaker is back with his first independent feature, Service With a Smile. This gritty, dark-comedy quest combines the adventurous spirit of the Odyssey with the bizarre and twisted reality in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Axmaker focuses on Memphis venues and unique characters living in the Mississippi Delta to create an original movie that traces the downward spiral of Bill, a struggling baby boomer. Bill needs AA, the Betty Ford Clinic, and a visit with Sigmund Freud, as evidenced by his tour of taverns in downtown Memphis. His escapades are interrupted after he injures his back when trying ... Written by Ashley Fowler

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Alcohol, drugs, switchblades and a tractor.....this movie has it all!

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Comedy

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R
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1 October 2005 (USA)  »

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$30,000 (estimated)
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The car Bill crashed into with the tractor was actually an old car of Ashley Fowlers, "Helga". It was sitting in a field at her father's home in Arkansas rotting away when it was rescued for a short life in film history. See more »

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