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Hamlet 2 -- From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine comes a completely outrageous comedy about one of the most politically incorrect musical-theater extravaganzas ever seen!
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One high school drama teacher is about to make a huge number 2
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Steve Coogan ... Dana Marschz

Catherine Keener ... Brie Marschz

Joseph Julian Soria ... Octavio

Skylar Astin ... Rand Posin

Phoebe Strole ... Epiphany Sellers

Melonie Diaz ... Ivonne

Arnie Pantoja ... Vitamin J

Michael Esparza ... Chuy

Natalie Amenula ... Yolanda
Marshall Bell ... Principal Rocker

David Arquette ... Gary

Elisabeth Shue ... Elisabeth Shue

Amy Poehler ... Cricket Feldstein
Shea Pepe ... Noah Sapperstein

Marco Rodríguez ... Mr. Marquez

Deborah Chavez ... Mrs. Marquez

Kevin Wiggins ... Policeman #1

Johnnie Hector ... Policeman #2

Nat Faxon ... Glenn from Copy Shop

Steve Corona ... Horace

Arron Shiver ... Virgil

Josh Berry ... Mr. Mann
Margarita Wilder ... Julia De La Huerta

Evan Adrian ... Danny the Waiter

J.D. Garfield ... Man with Envelope
Mary Evans ... Parent #1

Tomas Sanchez ... Parent #2
Mike Hatfield ... Man in Truck
John Hardman ... Old Dude
Stephen Eiland ... Scary Gang Banger

Cynthia Straus ... Hysterical Woman

Will Gluck ... Man at Play #1

Tom Romero ... Man at Play #2

Jenny Gabrielle ... Prayer Girl

Frank Bond ... Ron from The Times
Todd Anderson ... Redneck Parent
Daniel Quiñones ... Giggles (as Daniel Quiononez)
Karin Arellano ... Drama Student
Sian Bird ... Drama Student
Jessica Daniels ... Drama Student
Tina Kozlowski ... Drama Student
Joey Montoya ... Drama Student
Hannah Rodananta ... Drama Student (as Hanna Rodananta)
Gabriel Romero ... Drama Student
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Valerie Adams ... Teacher (uncredited)

Arlin Alcala ... Protestant (uncredited)
Robert Anthony Brass ... Spectator (uncredited)
Gabriel Alicto Chavez ... Spectator (uncredited)

Rich Gill ... Spectator (uncredited)

Z. Ray Wakeman ... Parent (uncredited)
Foued Zayani ... Parent at Play (uncredited)
Lydia Zazueta ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew Fleming 
Writing credits
Pam Brady (written by) &
Andrew Fleming (written by)

Produced by
Albert Berger .... executive producer
Pam Brady .... executive producer
Eric Eisner .... producer
Andrew Fleming .... executive producer
Michael Flynn .... executive producer
Evan Lesser .... associate producer
Leonid Rozhetskin .... producer
Jacob E. Ryan .... associate producer
Aaron Ryder .... producer
Ron Yerxa .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ralph Sall 
Jeremy Sweet (music)
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jeff Freeman 
Casting by
Pam Dixon  (as Pam Dixon Mickelson)
Production Design by
Tony Fanning 
Art Direction by
Guy Barnes 
Set Decoration by
Wendy Ozols-Barnes  (as Wendy Barnes)
Costume Design by
Jill Newell 
Makeup Department
Shannon Bouldin .... hair stylist
Norman Bryn .... key makeup artist: New York
Mary Cooke .... key hairstylist: New York
Megan Daum .... hair stylist
Vanessa Jaramillo .... makeup artist
Lisa Taylor Roberts .... key makeup artist (as Taylor Roberts)
JoAnn Stafford-Chaney .... key hair stylist (as Joann Stafford Chaney)
Svetlana Britt .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Deidre Parness .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Larry Ferguson Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Michael Flynn .... unit production manager
Matthew Spiegel .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Betsy Friedman .... second assistant director: New York
Maria Mantia .... second assistant director
Nicholas Mastandrea .... first assistant director
Anastacia C. Nemec .... second second assistant director (as Anastacia Nemic)
Art Department
Benjamin Joseph Bustos .... set dresser (as Ben Bustos)
Craig Butterman .... propmaker
Ryan Cowles .... conceptual artist/sculptor
Jason Critchfield .... painter
Cliff C. Crouch .... propmaker (as Cliff Crouch)
Jason Davis .... shopper
Gary Eilar .... set dresser
Francesca Galesi .... researcher/clearance
Wellyem Guerra .... set dresser
Forrest A. Haag .... assistant property master (as Forrest Haag)
Mike Hanrahan .... set dresser
Ronald O. Jaynes .... construction coordinator (as Ron Jaynes)
George Kruft .... paint foreman
Johnny Long .... key greens
Amahl Lovato .... assistant art director
Ben Lowney .... property master
Antonio Maes .... painter
Aaron Newton .... construction foreman
Randy Ortega .... lead scenic
Rhonda Paynter .... on-set dresser (as Rhonda Painter)
David Peck .... propmaker
Marilyn Peterson .... set dresser
Wm. Michael Rafter .... set dresser (as Michael Rafter)
Eduardo Reyes .... propmaker
Leonard Sanchez .... propmaker
Loren Schoel .... art coordinator
Craig Sears .... propmaker
Liv Selinger .... leadman
Kris Strube .... utility tech
Shana Terrell .... property assistant
Severino Gonzales .... set dresser (uncredited)
Paul Harman .... muralist (uncredited)
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Chris Painter .... greens person (uncredited)
Jorge Reyes .... propmaker (uncredited)
Ted Slampyak .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Brownlow .... additional sound mixer
Bayard Carey .... additional sound mixer
Steve Copley .... foley mixer
Pud Cusack .... production sound mixer
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
Nelson Ferreira .... dialogue editor
Sean Garnhart .... sound effects editor
E. Niles Klein .... sound editorial technical consultant
Todd Langner .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike McKone .... assistant sound editor
Stacey Michaels .... adr mixer
Dave Plowman .... foley assistant
Debby Ruby-Winsberg .... adr mixer (as Debbie Winsberg)
Joel Shryack .... supervising sound editor
Ross Simpson .... boom operator
Noah Timan .... sound mixer: New York
Trevor Ward .... sound consultant: Dolby
John Weitz .... sound utility
Randy Wilson .... foley mixer
Marilee Yorston .... assistant sound editor
David S. DiPietro .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist (uncredited)
Justin Pearson .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Edwardo Santiago .... boom operator (uncredited)
John Sievert .... foley artist (uncredited)
Tyler Whitham .... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Daniel Holt .... special effects set foreman
Margaret Johnson .... special effects coordinator (as Maggie Johnson)
Randy E. Moore .... special effects rigging foreman (as Randy Moore)
Visual Effects by
Chris Brown .... visual effects supervisor (as Chris 'CB' Brown)
Bill Coffin .... inferno artist: Post Logic Studios
Grant Janssen .... senior systems engineer: Post Logic Studios
Jeremy Nicolaides .... digital supervisor
Eric Pardee .... digital intermediate data manager: Post Logic Studios
Boyd Stepan .... inferno artist: Post Logic Studios
Marilyn Giacomazzi .... stunts
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunt coordinator
Al Goto .... stunts
John Koyama .... stunts
Kurt D. Lott .... utility stunts (as Kurt Lott)
Allen Robinson .... stunts
Trina E. Siopy .... stunts (as Trina Siopy)
Jay Torrez .... stunts
Derick Pritchard .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Tomas Sanchez .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Bacharka .... electrician
Thomas Campbell .... rigging electrician
Rafiel Chait .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jeremiah Chapman .... video assist operator
Kenneth Coblentz .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Matt Cordova .... rigging grip
Tony Dehoss .... electrician (as Tony Dehosse)
Dan Delgado .... gaffer
Angelo Di Giacomo .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, New York (as Angelo DiGiacomo)
Frank Eyers .... 24 frame playback operator
Jay Foley .... best boy grip
Tone Freshwater .... electrician
Matt Guiza .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Alec Jarnagin .... Steadicam operator: New York
Alec Jarnagin .... camera operator: "a" camera, New York
Cathy Kanavy .... still photographer
Rick Lamb .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David Leite .... rigging grip (as David Lente)
Bruce Lewis .... best boy electric
Clay Liversidge .... gaffer: New York
Nate Lopez .... loader: New York
Chris Maesters .... rigging electrician (as Chris Maestas)
Michael Manzanares .... key rigging grip
Jeff Mart .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jeff Mart .... steadicam operator
Evan Martinez .... rigging grip
Adam Miller .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, New York
Kevin M. Miller .... rigging best boy electric (as Kevin Miller)
Jim Naylor .... grip
Richard Osborn Jr. .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Rick Osborn)
Ralph Perri .... key grip: New York
Jessica Ramos .... loader
Alejandro Snodgrass .... grip
Josh Steinberg .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Lisbeth Storandt .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Liz Storandt)
Greg Travis .... best boy rigging electric (as Travis Travis)
Shawna Travis .... rigging electrician
Chad Watters .... rigging electrician
Sandy Williams .... key grip
Steve Zigler .... rigging gaffer
Joe Abraham Dean .... lighting console programmer (uncredited)
Rick Lamb .... camera operator: additional camera (uncredited)
William Louthe .... best boy: New York (uncredited)
Georgia Packard .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Mark Sheets .... grip (uncredited)
Aaron Atom Vyvial .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Marty Cherrix .... casting: New Mexico
Maria Rodney-Wren .... extras casting
Robert Mickelson .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Andrews .... seamstress (as Debra Andrews)
Jerry Carnevale .... key set costumer
Carrie Christine .... costumer
Amy Habacker .... costume supervisor: New York (as Amy Habaker)
Katherine Huang .... shopper
Nicolina Nicthe .... wardrobe production assistant
John H. Smith .... costume supervisor
Liz Lash .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Brian Addie .... first assistant editor (as Brian G. Addie)
Claudia Alves .... post-production coordinator
Cameron Arguelles .... positive assembler
Eric Davidson .... assistant editor
Chris DeLaGuardia .... color timer
David Donaldson .... digital intermediate project supervisor: Post Logic Studios
Ron Ischovitsch .... digital intermediate assistant: Post Logic Studios
Matthew W. Johnson .... digital intermediate editor
Bryan McMahan .... digital intermediate colorist: Post Logic Studios
Betsy Solorzano .... digital intermediate producer: Post Logic Studios (as Betsy J. Solorzano)
Frank Pass .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Andrew Dorfman .... music editor
Larry Ferguson .... music engineer
Charles Martin Inouye .... music editor
Adam King .... music consultant: percussion
Dan Petty .... music associate
James Sall .... music supervisor
Ralph Sall .... executive music producer
Ralph Sall .... score producer
Transportation Department
Kari Bernhardt .... driver
Mike Chavez .... driver
Mark Dometrovich .... transportation captain
Guy J. Graves .... driver (as Gary Graves)
Kenny Heath .... driver
Jay Kendall .... driver
Rita Lundin .... transportation captain
Larry Martinez .... driver
Mario Medina .... driver
Dominic Pompeo .... driver
Richard Poole .... driver
Derick Pritchard .... driver (as Derek Pritchard)
Tommy Rivera .... driver
Bruce Simballa .... driver
Dennis Trujillo .... driver
Byron Wilkerson .... driver
Leanne Wilkerson .... driver
Kip Wolverton .... driver
Tim Woods .... transportation captain: New York
Other crew
Mark Alvarez .... payroll accountant
Giles Andrew .... production assistant: New York
Van Arno .... supplier: aztec artwork, Feral Gallery
Christopher Bush .... location assistant
Deborah Carruthers .... stand-in
Joann Connolly .... production assistant
Keith Fleer .... additional legal services: Loeb & Loeb
Francesca Galesi .... researcher clearance coordinator
Alex Gianopoulos .... key location assistant
Jim Giesler .... key craft services (as Jim Geisler)
Tracey Grimes .... vice president of sales: Post Logic Studios
Brice Hamilton .... location assistant
Brian Harris .... production assistant: New York
Carolyn Harris .... executive: Raygum
Nathan Helm .... assistant: Mr. Arquette Ms. Keener
Nathan Helm .... production assistant
Michael Hernandez .... assistant to chef
Annie Hinkes .... assistant: Mr. Fleming
Jim Ivy .... set medic
Horst Jung .... chef
Jared Kaufmann .... production assistant: New York
Meghan Kerns .... production assistant: New York
Coryn Kiefer .... assistant to producers
Melanie Kirk .... production coordinator
Cherron Kofford .... assistant production coordinator
Janice Kostelnick .... production office assistant (as Janice R. Kostelnick)
Jonathan Kurt .... production assistant: New York (as Jon Kurt)
Brian G. Lax .... set medic (as Brian Lax)
Michael Levine .... completion guarantor: International Film Guarantors
Kristen Loree .... dialect coach
Jason A. McCauley .... assistant location manager: New York (as Jason McCauley)
Joe McLaughlin .... production accountant
Thomas Meade Jr. .... location assistant
John Meinl .... accounting clerk
Mamie Mitchell .... script supervisor
Josh Moody .... location assistant
Dennis Muscari .... assistant location manager
Ryan Pace .... stand-in
Michael Padilla .... location assistant
Ricardo Paiz .... assistant: Mr Coogan
Anna Ramey .... key set production assistant
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production legal services
Lauren Roll .... production assistant: New York
Pilar L. Salazar .... second assistant accountant (as Pilar Salazar)
Daniel Sandoval .... stand-in
Steven Self .... first assistant accountant
Laura Sevier .... clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Brooke Sidkoff .... production assistant: New York
Beatrice Springborn .... executive: Raygun
Alan Swain .... location manager
Brandi Tobias .... choreographer
Amy H. Tung .... assistant production coordinator: New York (as Amy Tung)
Stefan Veit .... assistant to chef
Bob Weber .... accountant: post-production
Don Weston .... production assistant: New York
Brenna Wilmsen .... craft service assistant
Wendy L. York .... script supervisor: New York (as Wendy York)
Jon Baran .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michelle Montgomery .... adr voice match: Voice Replacement (uncredited)
G.Q. Sanchez .... fire safety officer (uncredited)
Dusty Sheckles .... production assistant (uncredited)
Hunter Standen .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Mark Van Horne .... laboratory contact (uncredited)
Margarita Diaz .... thanks: Sony Pictures
Susannah Grant .... thanks
John T. Kretchmer .... thanks
Lucy Lawless .... thanks
Jeremy Laws .... thanks: Universal Studios
Roni Lubliner .... thanks: Universal Studios
Scott Melrose .... thanks: Endeavor Talent Agency
Steven Soderbergh .... thanks

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Rated R for language including sexual references, brief nudity and some drug content
92 min
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After Principal Rocker kicks Dana off campus when they break in, we see a shot of the article written in the school newspaper. What Dana reads a few seconds later is not what is written. The article reads, (grammatically incorrectly), "What about about could possibly offend Principal Rocker to such a degree? Or is offense the offense at all? Selective ignorance is a dangerous commodity. As Roland Barthes tells us, textually and novelistic neutrality may coalesce. Rocker obviously suffers from a case of transposed aggression and questions of self worth. The symbolic nature of his actions show as Jung would point male aggression without release breeds anti intellectual action. Rocker could not possible comprehend the ramifications of transposed aggression and questions of self worth. ..."See more »
Continuity: When Brie Marschz (Catherine Keener) and Dana Marschz (Steve Coogan) are arguing in the Mexican restaurant in the middle of their argument, the margarita glass disappears when the camera cuts to Catherine and returns when the camera cuts back to Dana.See more »
Dana Marschz:[in commercial] I'm having a herpes outbreak, right now - but you'd never know it. Thanks, Herpocol!See more »
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24 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Hamlet 2, 30 August 2008
Author: cultfilmfan from Canada

Hamlet 2 despite the title is not a sequel to William Shakespeare's famous play, or the many film versions based on the play. Instead, Hamlet 2 is a comedy about a very unorthodox drama teacher named Dana Marschz, who after never being able to become a successful actor himself, has later had to settle for being a high school drama teacher. With two dedicated returning drama students and a class full of new faces, who do not really care about acting, Dana is inspired to write a sequel to William Shakespeare's Hamlet and get the class motivated and to perform it. Along the way, the somewhat controversial subject matter of the new play gets Dana a lot of publicity, but he insists that the show must go on. Hamlet 2 is a pretty good satire of the inspirational teacher films that have been big for the last twenty years, or so, and it was kind of a refreshing change to have a film with those elements in it, but also lampooning it and getting as satirical and far fetched with it as they can possibly go. The film also gets the actors involved to act really badly to add camp to this film and further emphasize the satirical nature of it. All the actors are playing B movie versions of themselves, but they still do a really good job of it. Hamlet 2 is a smaller scale film and unfortunately will probably not do as well as some of this summer's other comedies, but for those who were lucky enough to have a theatre near them playing it, I would highly recommend it. Like a lot of independent comedies of recent years, Hamlet 2 is very quirky, offbeat and different. I think that is what I liked so much about it. I do admit that there were some pretty good mainstream comedies that have come out this summer, but the originality and the fact that this film was so over the top, but in a purely entertaining and goofy way I think I may have had just as much fun watching this film as some of the other really good films of this year. There are also some catchy and very humorous musical numbers in the film as well plus a cameo which I will not give away, but is actually written quite brilliantly. I realize that there is some material in this film that some people may find offensive, or consider debatable content, but I personally was not offended by it at all. I don't think that the things it poked fun at were ever done in a really nasty, or disrespectful way. I myself thought that yes some things were being parodied, but in almost such an innocent way (it may not seem so, but believe me it's true) that I found it really hard to be offended by this film at all. I really appreciated the offbeat and quirky humour of the film, the overacting that suited the film just fine and the catchy musical numbers which I didn't find offensive for the same reasons as I stated above. This film may be a bit too different for some people's tastes, but like a rare, or exotic food it will find an audience that will appreciate it for what it is and this was certainly the case for me. One of the most entertaining, original and best comedies of the year so far.

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