Hamlet 2 (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  27 August 2008 (USA)
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In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Epiphany Sellers
Marshall Bell ...
Shea Pepe ...


Dana Marschz is a failed actor and recovering alcoholic who's moved to Tucson to teach high school drama, where he's plagued by bad reviews, student indifference, budget woes (he and his wife, who is trying to get pregnant, take in a boarder), and his own teaching limitations. Because the other electives are closed, he finds himself with a large class of seeming gang-bangers, and the principal informs him that drama will be cut next trimester. On the advice of a student reviewer, Dana decides to stage his own play, a sequel to "Hamlet" in which the prince and Jesus, with the use of a time machine, try to save Gertrude and Ophelia. Can Dana for once pull something off? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One high school drama teacher is about to make a huge number 2


Comedy | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, brief nudity and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Perdendo a Noção  »

Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$439,925 (USA) (22 August 2008)


$4,881,867 (USA) (26 September 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Skylar Astin's first appearance in a movie. See more »


Arizona does not issue license plates for the front of cars, though several vehicles are seen with plates on the front. See more »


Chuy: [Chuy running around backstage and runs into Epiphany] Hmp!
Epiphany Sellars: Watch it, Nacho Bell Grande!
Chuy: Bitch! Why you always gotta fuck with me?
Epiphany Sellars: Ill show you why, Vato!
[Then jumps on Chuy and they make out]
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References Cocktail (1988) See more »


Raped in the Face
Written by Andrew Fleming, Pam Brady, and Steve Brown
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Performed by Steve Coogan, Phoebe Strole, and Skylar Astin
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Pretty Funny
23 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I also was expecting something raunchy like South Park or Team America and it wasn't. But it was really entertaining. The bad reviews for this movie say stuff about character development...who cares. You should have known thats not the type of movie this was before you went and saw it then came immediately to your computer to blast it. I think people are too critical on movies lately; you don't have to be moved or have life altering epiphanies after seeing a movie. A movie can just be something that makes you laugh for two hours that you don't have to think too much about and thats what I found in this movie. I found it witty and clever; and I would recommend it.

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