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Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (2011)

Unrated | | Documentary, Comedy, Drama | 25 August 2011 (USA)
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When two friends tape-recorded the fights of their violently noisy neighbors, they accidentally created one of the world's first 'viral' pop-culture sensations.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself (as Eddie) (as 'Eddie Lee Sausage')
Mitch Deprey ...
Mitchell D (as Mitch) (as 'Mitchell D')
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Himself - Comic Artist
Ivan Brunetti ...
Himself - Comic Artist
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Himself - Film Director
Robert Mothersbaugh ...
Himself - DEVO (as Bob Mothersbaugh)
Ursula Mothersbaugh ...
Herself
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Himself - Film Producer (as Henry Rosenthal) (as Henry S. Rosenthal)
Tony Newton ...
Himself
Mark Gunderson ...
Himself - Radio Host - The Sound of Plaid (as Trademark G) (as Mark Gunderson aka Trademark G)
Christy Brand ...
Herself (as Frillypants) (as Christy Brand aka Frillypants)
Gregg Gibbs ...
Himself - Artist / Playwright
David Stein ...
Himself
Dan Augustine ...
Himself - Fan
Doug Levy ...
Himself - Obsessive Fan (as Doug Levy) (as Douglas Levy)
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In 1987 San Francisco, Eddie Lee Sausage and Mitch Deprey began recording the squabbles of their stranger than fiction neighbors, the bigoted Raymond Huffman and the out and proud Peter Haskett. The recital of the pair's outrageous reality quickly took on a life of its own. This darkly funny documentary chronicles the history of Raymond and Peter, as well as what happened to former slackers Eddie and Mitch, who paint a picture of not only their outrageous neighbors, but also of San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood in the late 1980s. Interviews with others who were influenced by the recordings document their broad influence on a variety of artists, near and far. Written by TrivWhiz

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Live tales of doom, shame and degradation See more »


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25 August 2011 (USA)  »

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Shut Up Little Man!  »

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Opening Weekend:

$4,117 (USA) (30 September 2011)

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$19,654 (USA) (30 September 2011)
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First feature to be made and released from the South Australian Film Corporation's FilmLab initiative. See more »

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Archival Material "Shut Up, Little Man!" article Written by George Cothran for SF Weekly © 1995 SF Weekly See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Time is Running Out
Written by Michel Cyr (as Michel Cyr a.k.a. Wax) and Patrice Gaudette (as Patrice Gaudette a.k.a. Pat God)
performed by Unruled
© 1984 Unruled 100
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disturbing, hypnotic, unbelievable, bizarre, funny, pathetic
2 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this documentary left me feeling giddy but cold. the recollections of ivan and daniel are the best and most human part of this film. the telling of the pete & ray story is a bit creepy, but i just couldn't stop watching.

it's all real and that is what is so disturbing about this story. two humans treating one another like trash yet the watcher or listener finds it entertaining and at moments a brilliant use of the English language in phrases. i must admit i had to laugh along with the thousands of others - but it's an uneasy laugh!

this flick is also a wonderful look into the pre-internet subcultures and how it spread nationwide. fascinating! and they also bring up the legal ramifications in their story!

it's worth watching. they did a good job. it does get to a boring part, but stick with it as that is very short then the pace picks up.


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