Nuts, a destitute and homeless street vendor, (Ben Vereen) zaps a cynical stand-up comedian with a mystical hex; sending the comic into the underworld of the homeless on a wacky odyssey of redemption. Pipes (Houlihan), an alcoholic jerk, insults Nuts upon their chance encounter resulting in Nuts suffering an apoplectic seizure from his abuse. Nuts vows revenge, putting a hex on Pipes, resulting in him losing everything he has, including his mind. TAPIOCA is a comic tale of redemption, a hilarious voyage into the lower depths of humanity with a powerful dose of social justice. Shot on the streets of Chicago, the film features many of the windy cities most revered comics, theatre actors and writers. Features a musical score by Ryan Cohan and cartoons by Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Higgins. Written by
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Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
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This started as a sketch comedy show about being homeless. It was performed by Mike Houlihan and his sons Paddy and William along with several actors that appear in the film as well. Those actors are Michael McNeal, Jack McCabe, Clayton O'Brien and Vince Mammoser. Tapioca the stage show was performed at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago in the winter of 2004. See more