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That's Adequate (1989)

R | | Comedy | January 1990 (USA)
Fake documentary about a fictional Hollywood film studio.

Director:

Harry Hurwitz

Writer:

Harry Hurwitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Randall ... Host
James Coco ... Max Roebling
Jerry Stiller ... Sid Lane
Anne Meara ... Charlene Lane
Ina Balin ... Sister Mary Enquirer
Anne Bloom ... Maid Marian
Irwin Corey ... D.W. Godilla
Susan Dey ... Southern Belle
Robert Downey Jr. ... Albert Einstein
Richard Lewis ... Pimples Lapedes
Chuck McCann ... Lowell Westbrook
Stuart Pankin ... Sigmund Freud
Peter Riegert ... Adult Baby Elroy
Robert Staats ... Premiere MC
Theodore Gottlieb ... Doctor Dismal
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Storyline

Satirical mockumentary that celebrates the history of Adequate Pictures, a fictitious prolific low-budget Hollywood movie studio that delivered some of the most adequate films out there during its 60 years long run. The host, Tony Randall, and TV personality, Joe Franklin, interview several key people behind the studio including the owner, Max Roebling, who's more than willing to give the dirt on everyone he worked with. The clips from his movies, such as "Einstein on the Bounty," "Little Elroy Meets Baby Frankenstein," and "Slut of the South" are also shown. The movie features various celebrity cameos ranging from Robert Downey Jr. and Bruce Willis to Robert Vaughan, who played Hitler in one of Max's movies.

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Taglines:

No money! No class! No shame!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
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Trivia

The final role for Ina Balin. She passed away in 1990. See more »

Connections

Features Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941) See more »

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Monty Python on Sleeping Pills
19 July 2001 | by The Movie KidSee all my reviews

Although this movie has several moments that compare it to Monty Python, it just does not have the same punch. Not anyone can pull off a dancing private part. Monty Python also knew when to step back but this movie went over the line. It's just too perverted and too lousy for me. The 3 Stooges are a sacred thing and, along with other movie icons, this movie shows no respect. The only up side was seeing all of the cameo appearances and the small jokes that appeared here and there. That's Adequate is a perfect title because that's what this movie is: adequate.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1990 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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