4.6/10
160
2 user 1 critic

Mangus! (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 25 June 2011 (USA)
Mangus Spedgwick has had one dream his whole life... He wants to be Jesus - in his high school's annual production of "Jesus Christ Spectacular", that is. When unforeseen circumstances ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Believe in Me (2006)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a conservative small town, a young man's wish to coach high school basketball are tweaked by a school board decision that makes him the new coach of the girls' team.

Director: Robert Collector
Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dern
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When Franny woke up this morning it was another day of possibilities to have all her dreams come true. Her optimism can't be silenced even when Rick takes her hostage while robbing a bank.

Director: Ash Christian
Stars: Steve Howey, Frances Fisher, Annaleigh Ashford
Culling Hens (2016)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A naive young farmhand stumbles upon a terrible scene after suspecting her husband of an affair. Unable to comprehend what she has seen, the woman resolves to confront her husband and discover what happens in the stables at night.

Directors: Christopher Jarvis, Alex Loeb
Stars: Stine Fischer Christensen, Tom Guiry, Heather Matarazzo
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A talented, artistically stuck composition student starts seeing escort clients after failing to secure her scholarship. Struck with unexpected sounds during her sexual encounters, she turns them into music and the clients into her muse.

Director: Stephan Littger
Stars: Margot Bingham, Heather Matarazzo, Lulu Wilson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A horny college freshman feigns being gay to be near the beautiful co-ed of his desires.

Director: Ryan Shiraki
Stars: Sam Huntington, Marla Sokoloff, Mike Erwin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When Declan, a 30 year old husband and new father is squeezed out of a promotion, he finds himself wracked by internal crises, including career envy, bitterness over bad breaks and the ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony L. Fisher
Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Samm Levine, Erin Darke
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A chance encounter alters a teenage girl's perception of herself and her outlook on life.

Director: Lisanne Skyler
Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Zach Braff, David Aaron Baker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Child actors perform a 'kid-friendly' table read version of John Water's notorious 1972 X-rated cult classic film, Pink Flamingos.

Director: John Waters
Stars: Madelyn Beckett, Taylor Howard-Goergens, Dexter Shaffer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Boggus ...
Mangus Spedgewick (as Ryan Nelson Boggus)
...
Raquel Spedgewick
...
Mangus Sr. Spedgewick
Scott Goodwin ...
Timmy Jones (as Zander Scott)
...
Kimmy Jones
...
Bruce Jackson
April Bell ...
Auditionee
...
Farrell (as John Montoya)
...
Patricia Williamson (as Leticia Magana)
...
Cookie Spedgewick
...
Jessica Simpson
...
Buddy Richardson
Stefanie Grant Cassel ...
Roxanne (as Stefanie Darrah)
...
Jesus Christ
Samantha Yonack ...
Bus Station Attendant
Edit

Storyline

Mangus Spedgwick has had one dream his whole life... He wants to be Jesus - in his high school's annual production of "Jesus Christ Spectacular", that is. When unforeseen circumstances strike, Mangus loses the role, which was a Spedgewick family tradition. Will he get to be their towns first crippled Jesus? Not without a hard fight, a road trip and breaking the law a few times along the way. Written by Cranium Entertainment

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 June 2011 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Do Me Dirty
Written by John von Ahlen and John Collins
Performed by Johnny X
Produced by John von Ahlen
Courtesy of Subterrane Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not What You'd Expect in a film with a John Waters cameo

Mangus is about a likable and talented teen right out of the '70s TV show Fame, who's always wanted to play Jesus in his town's Jesus Christ Superstar knockoff, but then loses the use of his legs in a car accident after winning the role. It's got the feel (and shares some cast members) as Christopher Guest/Rob Reiner films like Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration, highly improvised if not as well written. There's even a crazy John Waters cameo (as if anything he's ever done ISN'T crazy).

Only one other review of it on IMDb so far, and I pretty much agree that much of the film falls a bit short script-wise, but it's an interesting premise with some strong performances. It's introduced on DVD as an example of "queer filmmaking" for some reason, tho I'm not sure why (other than a few characters do seem to be gay) - if anything, it's kind of devout, which is no mean feat in a movie that has John Waters in it!


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Paul Scheer lets us in on a secret in The Disaster Artist and answers your questions. Plus, we explore the origins of midnight movies and take a look at IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch the show