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The Perfect Candidate (2012)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy | 30 October 2012 (USA)
Dave Campfield directs two short films featuring cult movie icons Joe Estevez, Robert Z'Dar, and Lloyd Kaufman. In The Perfect Candidate, Estevez and Z'Dar are unlikely running mates ... See full summary »

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Dave Campfield directs two short films featuring cult movie icons Joe Estevez, Robert Z'Dar, and Lloyd Kaufman. In The Perfect Candidate, Estevez and Z'Dar are unlikely running mates seeking the nation's highest office. Dracula's Lawyer features Lloyd Kaufman as Judge Stoker Browning presiding over the wrongful death of Steven A. Dracula. Also featuring Debbie Rochon, Maria Olsen, Paul Ehlers. Written by Anonymous

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The cowboy hat worn by Joe Estevez in the campaign ad for Texas, and later seen in Jerry's hotel room belonged to writer/producer Joe Randazzo's late father. See more »

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Goofy Little Short with Two B-Movie Legends
3 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I've been on a bit of a Robert Z'Dar kick ever since he sadly passed away (RIP). When I saw this short was available to view on IMDb for free, I knew I couldn't miss it.

I'm not familiar with the creators previous works - although I have heard of the "Cesar and Otto" characters/series(?) - but I still found the short to be goofy, enjoyable fun.

Some jokes landed, others didn't -- but the tone was consistently light and fun. The sound was kind of crummy, transitions were awkward, and lighting clearly wasn't a priority... But all of this is forgivable in the low-budget world, ESPECIALLY we get to see two legendary b-movies actors sharing the screen together and having fun. Z'Dar and Estevez have done SO MANY movies together, but in this one it felt like they were playing themselves (which they were, so I guess that makes sense) and just having a good time riffing off of each other and enjoying the crazy life of a low-budget actor.

To the average viewer, I can't really recommend this -- as many of the jokes are b-movie "inside" references. But if you're a fan of the genre, definitely check it out. It's worth the 15 minutes.


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