IMDb > Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow) Videos (see all 57)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project -- Dr. Lee Gause explains how he tried to win Ericka over (flowers) and why he wanted to go out with her so badly.
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project -- Tripp thinks his painting date with Kerry was like something out of a movie, and thinks he "really really likes" Kerry.
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project -- Alex likes Tabasum's focus on the family and is ready to experiment with what will happen next with them.
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project -- Tabasum Mir admits that she's been telling a white lie about her age.
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project -- Brian Trunzo tells you how to sneak in to New York Fashion Week, and what he's seeing on the runways

Overview

User Rating:
7.7/10   648 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 8% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
4 December 2007 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If you think he's so... why does he have so many friends? See more »
Plot:
The documentary consists of tape of Don's show (never been filmed before), interviews with Don's contemporaries... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. See more »
NewsDesk:
(17 articles)
Mad Max's Weekend Movie Guide: 'World War Z' & More
 (From NextMovie. 21 June 2013, 7:00 AM, PDT)

Don Rickles loses son, Larry Rickles, dead at 41
 (From Monsters and Critics. 14 December 2011, 12:48 PM, PST)

Rickles Mourning Loss Of His Son
 (From WENN. 12 December 2011, 8:06 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Great Look at the Comic Legend See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Harry Dean Stanton ... Himself / Private Willard (also archive footage)

John Landis ... Himself / Sister Rosa Stigmata

Don Rickles ... Himself / Crapgame / Petty Officer Ruby / Crane / Nellie / Anne Bancroft / Big Drop / Mr. Potato Head (also archive footage)

Clint Eastwood ... Himself / Private Kelly / 'Dirty' Harry Callahan (also archive footage)

Robert De Niro ... Himself

Richard Lewis ... Himself
Victor Figueredo ... Himself
Conrad Hermogenes ... Himself
Paul Shefrin ... Himself
Heidi Akawa ... Herself
Peggy March ... Herself
Joe Mele ... Himself

Chris Rock ... Himself
Tom McDermott ... Guitar
Jack Cenna ... Percussion
Brace Phillips ... Bass
Tommy Check ... Drums
Tom DeLibero ... Trumpet
Bob Hamilton ... Trumpet
Tom Porrello ... Trombone
Walt Boenig ... Trombone
Kevin Stout ... Trombone
Charles McLean ... Saxophone
Ernie Hensley ... Saxophone
Fred Haller ... Saxophone
Steve Golden ... Saxophone

Sarah Silverman ... Herself

Bob Newhart ... Himself

Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself

Steve Lawrence ... Himself / Shirley MacLaine (also archive footage)

Robin Williams ... Himself

Roseanne Barr ... Herself

Dave Attell ... Himself

Christopher Guest ... Himself

Billy Crystal ... Himself

Regis Philbin ... Himself
Tony Oppedisano ... Himself (as Tony 'O' Oppedisano)

Sidney Poitier ... Himself

Penn Jillette ... Himself
Bobby Slayton ... Himself
Eliot Weisman ... Himself

Burt Lancaster ... Lt. Jim Bledsoe (archive footage)

Clark Gable ... Commander Richardson (archive footage)

Mario Cantone ... Himself

Kathy Griffin ... Herself

Ed McMahon ... Himself
Peter Lassally ... Himself

George Wallace ... Himself

Martin Scorsese ... Himself (also archive footage)

George Lopez ... Himself

Jay Leno ... Himself
Joy Damon ... Stripper (archive footage)
Gerri Darnelle ... Stripper (archive footage)
Taffy Tourel ... Stripper (archive footage)
Alona ... Stripper (archive footage)

Larry King ... Himself

Ernest Borgnine ... Himself

Carl Reiner ... Himself

Debbie Reynolds ... Herself / Peggy Brown (also archive footage)

Jack Carter ... Himself

Roger Corman ... Himself

Ray Milland ... Dr. James Xavier (archive footage)
Jack Oakie ... Mac (archive footage)
Barbara Rickles ... Herself

Joan Rivers ... Herself

James Caan ... Himself

Jimmy Kimmel ... Himself
Keely Smith ... Herself (also archive footage)

Harry Shearer ... Himself

Howard Blank ... Himself

Tom Smothers ... Himself

Dick Smothers ... Himself

Frankie Avalon ... Himself / Frankie (also archive footage)

Annette Funicello ... DeeDee (archive footage)

John Lasseter ... Himself

John Ratzenberger ... Hamm (archive footage)

Estelle Harris ... Herself / Mrs. Potato Head (archive footage)
Ginny Newhart ... Herself (archive footage)

John Stamos ... Himself

Bob Saget ... Himself
Ron O'Neal ... Himself
Coach Leo Golembiewski ... Himself (as Coach Golembiewski)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jack Benny ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Milton Berle ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Pat Boone ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tony Curtis ... Pete Hammond Jr. (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jonathan Dixon ... Himself (uncredited)
Harry Goines ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Billy Graham ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dean Martin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Harrison Page ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Louis Prima ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nancy Reagan ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Etta Rickles ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jeffrey Ross ... Himself (uncredited)

Doc Severinsen ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Frank Sinatra ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
John Landis 
 
Produced by
Bryan Basham .... line producer: New York
Robert Engelman .... producer
John Landis .... producer
Mike Richardson .... producer
Larry Rickles .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Tom Clancey 
 
Film Editing by
Mark L. Levine 
 
Makeup Department
Francie Paull .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bryan Basham .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Umbe Adan .... sound mixer
Dino Herrmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Dino Herrmann .... supervising sound editor
Michael Krikorian .... sound mixer
Robb Wenner .... foley artist
Robb Wenner .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Merkovich .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Waldman .... additional cinematographer
Scott Wildfong .... camera operator (segment)
 
Editorial Department
Ryan Condercuri .... post-production assistant
Xander Denke .... post-production
Derek Ellingson .... assistant editor
Derek Ellingson .... on-line editor
Sergey Gavrishkiv .... post-production
Brian Hayashi .... post-production
Sevan Mardirossian .... post-production
Dan Olsen .... assistant editor
Enzo Raee .... colorist
Will Raée .... colorist (as Will Raee)
 
Music Department
Paoula Abou-Jaoude .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Gregory Fein .... clearances
Sean Streeter .... studio stage manager
 
Thanks
Chris Albrecht .... special thanks
Peter Bernstein .... thanks
Bob Crestani .... special thanks
Conrad W. Denke .... special thanks (as Conrad Denke)
Greg Fields .... special thanks
Jean Firstenberg .... special thanks
John Lasseter .... special thanks
Jill Leiderman .... thanks
Aaron McNally .... thanks
Bob Newhart .... special thanks
Ginny Newhart .... special thanks
Randy Newman .... thanks
Tony Oppedisano .... special thanks (as Tony 'O' Oppedisano)
Darren Robertson .... thanks
Jennifer Ryan .... thanks
Jenniphur Ryan .... special thanks
Paul Shefrin .... special thanks
Jeff Sotzing .... special thanks
Don Turley .... thanks
Bob Zmuda .... special thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
USA:89 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color | Black and White (archive footage)
Certification:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): While Bobby Slayton lists the many shows Rickles appeared on in the 1960's, he names "Bewitched" (1964). Rickles never appeared on the show.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Last Angry Man (1959)See more »
Soundtrack:
I'm a Nice GuySee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Great Look at the Comic Legend, 29 May 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Extremely entertaining documentary from director John Landis opens up with him talking about the first time he met Don Rickles and then we get to see the man himself from a Las Vegas show in 2006 where it's obvious that he hasn't lost a step over the decades. We then countless footage of Rickles from his movies, TV shows, appearances on Johnny Carson and other shows and just about every other form of media out there. You know you're popular when a documentary on you can bring in the number of famous faces that we see here talking about Rickles. Just a few of them include DeNiro, Eastwood, Scorsese, Rock, Borgnine, Crystal, Williams, Corman, Goldberg, Larry King, Leno, Caan, Richard Lewis, Newhart, Philbin, Carl Reiner, Poitier, Sarah Silverman, McMahon, Harry Dean Stanton, Debbie Reynolds and many, many more. If you're a fan of Rickles or if you're someone who has never heard of him, this documentary is going to appeal to both sides because Landis really does do a great job at not only telling you the life story of the man but we get so many great stories that you can't help but walk away from this feeling as if you know him. The film does a very good job at mixing all of the interview segments in with the archival footage and then we get the added bonus of Rickles himself talking about various stages in his career. This includes how he was discovered, working Las Vegas and various other personal things like his marriage, which has lasted over forty years. I think the best thing the film has going for it are the various clips that really make you realize what a talent Rickles was and you realize that he really wasn't afraid to go after anyone. We get some terrific clips from The Tonight Show, The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast and various other specials that the comedian did. Plus there's a terrific bit from a 2006 concert where Rickles is just on a full attack against everyone.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (7 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
what is that song? deadshaun46
Puff Piece jbels
Rickles' Father LDactor
Rickes is la egend, doc is a mess BakerCan
I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS!!!! wilhar
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Chris Rock: Never Scared Richard Pryor... Here and Now Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker Eddie Griffin: Voodoo Child Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.