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Fred & Vinnie
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Fred & Vinnie -- Vinnie, the happiest agoraphobic lives vicariously through Fred, his bewildered isolated friend. Since Vinnie hardly leaves his apartment, everything Fred does is an exciting adventure; going to the post office, the video store, or on a wacky date. Vinnie

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Everyone Knows A Vinnie See more »
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Lonely guy Fred Stoller is thrilled when his good buddy, Vinnie D'Angelo, the world's happiest agoraphobic and fattest vegetarian, comes to live with him, until Vinnie also proves to be the world's most maddening roommate. | Full synopsis »
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The acting is very good but the story amazingly painful and unfunny. See more (6 total) »

Cast

 

Directed by
Steve Skrovan 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fred Stoller 

Produced by
Richard Augello .... associate producer
Jerry P. Magana .... producer
Steve Skrovan .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jim Lang 
 
Cinematography by
Jason J. Tomaric 
 
Casting by
Brad Gilmore 
 
Production Design by
Coree Van Bebber 
 
Art Direction by
Roxy Maronyan 
 
Set Decoration by
Derek Lotek Armstrong 
Yovany Reyes 
 
Costume Design by
Persephone Lauer 
 
Makeup Department
Vicky Chan .... assistant hair stylist
Vicky Chan .... assistant makeup artist
Jed Dornoff .... makeup department head
Erin LeBre .... assistant makeup artist
Lufeng Qu .... key makeup artist
Donna Sexton .... key hair stylist
Lexx Staats .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Richard Augello .... production manager
Jerry P. Magana .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zack Coutroulis .... second assistant director
Casey Slade .... first assistant director
Jules Vincent .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Georgia Arvanitis .... art assistant
Levon Maronyan .... carpenter
Ian Marsh .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
John J. Churchman .... sound mixer
Justin Gay .... additional sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jed Dornoff .... special effects makeup
Donna Sexton .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Doug Witsken .... visual effects supervisor: Ghost Machine VFX
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Benny Bailey .... second assistant camera
Harvey Branman .... additional still photographer
Brian Caravella .... media manager
Nathan Dean Fetzer .... best boy electrician
Mark Grabianowski .... second assistant camera
Owen Hooker .... electrician
Tom Hunt .... key grip
Yoshikazu Isomura .... grip
Ed Joyce .... electrician
Ryan Alexander Kahm .... crane operator
Drew Lauer .... camera operator
Nicholas Savander .... assistant camera
Nicholas Savander .... first assistant camera
Larkin Seiple .... electrician
David Sheetz .... gaffer
Robyn Von Swank .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Susan McMains .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erin Tanaka .... costume supervisor
 
Location Management
Susan Peik .... location manager
Rebekah Schecter .... location assistant
 
Transportation Department
Robert Dykes .... transportation coordinator
John Mansur .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Tomica Baquet .... animal trainer
Susan Burlingame .... craft service
Flavia De Maio .... production assistant
Ryan Alexander Kahm .... stage manager
Dennis Marrell .... script supervisor
Narine Terzian .... production accountant
Michael Thompson .... stage manager
Jody Wilson .... key production assistant
 

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89 min
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Faizon Love and Russell Peters were supposed to play the stars that come out of the Theatre at the Egyptian, along with Fred Willard.See more »
Quotes:
Darlene:I'm sorry, can I say something? I love eating alone! It's fun! You know what I did last winter? I went on vacation all by myself to the Bahamas. I loved the feeling of not being tied to anyone else.
Fred:Yeah, that's 'cause you're very attractive and to you, being alone is a fun novelty. This book could never be for you. You don't know what it's like to really be alone. Oh, don't tell me, one time you were stuck at an airport. It was your birthday and you had to talk to your boyfriend on your phone. That was so alone! Oh, and you once went three weeks without a boyfriend when you were 23...
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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The acting is very good but the story amazingly painful and unfunny., 24 July 2015
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

"Fred & Vinnie" is a very strange film and I can honestly say I've never seen anything like it...and this is much of why I gave the movie a 6 and not a lower score. However, I should warn you that although it's listed as a comedy, it's really not...at least not in a traditional sense. It's actually quite tragic and unfunny-- especially when you realize that the film is based on true people!

Fred Stoller plays himself in the film. He's a lonely single guy struggling in Hollywood and one day he makes a huge mistake--he invites his friend Vinnie to move in with him. It turns out Vinnie is one of the most annoying people on Earth and he's also chronically unemployed and a moocher. After a while, it becomes obvious that Fred has inherited Vinnie---and getting rid of the pathetic guy will be practically impossible.

Had the film NOT been based on a real person and had the film NOT had such a downbeat ending, I would have enjoyed it more. Instead, it left me feeling depressed and a bit like a voyeur who SHOULDN'T have been watching these folks. Mental illness and personality disorders are not particularly the stuff of comedies! Hard to watch at times though the acting was quite nice. I wouldn't mind seeing more from these folks but I would recommend that they try infusing some more energy and watchability into future projects.

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