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Dick Richards (1996)

 |  Short, Comedy  |  July 1996 (USA)
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A lurid tale of a Hollywood Extras Casting agency and German cowboys.

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Michael Sollis
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Donnie
Sean Michael Allen ...
Pete
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Julie
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Dick
Scott Trost ...
Richard
Michael G. Kelley ...
Garland Dunn
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Teddy
Brett Harman ...
The Anguished Man
Sean McFarland ...
Clifford Lipton
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The Boytoy
Kimberly Campbell ...
Nurse Wretched
Erin Chandler ...
Dawn
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Connie
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Susan (as Anna Densley)
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Veteran reporter Michael Sollis investigates a fraudulent extras casting agency run by sexual deviants and freaks. Soliis' expose' ultimately leads to an interrogation with a terror-stricken film extra and a former employee-turned-informant named Donnie. Will Sollis and Donnie be vindicated in their showdown with the agency and its mysterious henchman, a towel-clad German known as "The Boytoy"? Written by Teddy Milsap

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A reporter slowly uncovers the seedy truth about an ominous Hollywood casting agency.
15 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this indie when it was released, and I managed to score a copy on DVD a few years later to my delight. I believe it's destined for cult status. 'Dick Richards' is a little gem that you can watch several times and still enjoy something you missed on the previous viewings. The story itself, beginning as a reporter's seemingly meandering investigation of a possible Hollywood scam, builds with deliciously dark wit to a jolting ending that manages to be at once chilling and hilarious. The pacing is perfection. The performers in both the starring and supporting roles are a riot. The script is a hoot. Julie, played with quirky poignancy by the then-unknown Ashley Judd, is fun -- and Mark Pelligrino as BoyToy is a kick (most recently starring as Dick Hickock in 'Capote').

After seeing this movie, I had nightmares about hand puppets and visiting the beach before breakfast for weeks. Well worth the time and money spent, which is really saying something these days.


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