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Who Shot Mamba? (2009)

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When he's accused of murdering a charismatic snake named Mamba, Merri Sherman sets into motion a chain of events that could result in the world's takeover by a cult that worships a magic ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Spaeth ...
Merri Sherman
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Becky Thunderbreastinyorkinshire
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Calvin Stadiums
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Kelli Sherman
Wayland Pickard ...
Mamba (voice)
James Evans ...
Coroner
Joni Kempner ...
Molly
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Dusting Cop
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Dopey Cop (as Marcel Lloyd)
Katie Heeran ...
Madeline
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Madeline
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Dr. Crazy
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Nurse Insane
Bertrand Roberson Jr. ...
Mean Tommy's Dad
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When he's accused of murdering a charismatic snake named Mamba, Merri Sherman sets into motion a chain of events that could result in the world's takeover by a cult that worships a magic basketball, known only as the Orange Roundie. His only hope to stop this is by following the instructions of an ancient prophesy, which may also be predicting his own doom. Written by Anonymous

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The world's about to get a whole lot Roundier.

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Filmed in 2008, but sat unreleased until being put online in 12 chapters, starting in November 2009. See more »

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When Nurse Insane shines a small light into Merri's eyes, she sets it down on the table and the crosses her arms. But in the next scene, the light is back in her hands, but in the subsequent wider shot, it is on the table and her arms are crossed again. See more »

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Quirky humour
13 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to see this independently produced movie in pre-release.

Largely the work of writer and lead actor Brian Spaeth, it isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea. Some types of humour are not to everyone's taste, and Who Shot Mamba? is one of them. It takes elements from a number of mainstream genres and, with a completely straight face, does things with them which are completely daft (for the first five minutes the daftness is played so straight that you're not quite sure whether it's a comedy or not). As it happens, this style of humour is very much my cup of tea, and I enjoyed Who Shot Mamba? a lot.

For an independently produced movie, the production values are quite good. The music, particularly the opening theme, is attractive and the performances are all as straight-faced and daft as the script.

Spaeth himself, performing to his own script, delivers a performance almost of wide-eyed innocence: he has an appealing screen presence.

I recommend this movie to anyone with an affection for absurdist humour.


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