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Chairman of the Board (1998)

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A surfer becomes the head of a major company.


Alex Zamm


Alfredo Septién (story) (as Al Septien), Turi Meyer (story) | 3 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson ... Edison
Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Natalie Stockwell
Larry Miller ... Bradford McMillan
Raquel Welch ... Grace Kosik
Mystro Clark ... Ty
Jack Plotnick ... Zak
Jack Warden ... Armand McMillan
Estelle Harris ... Ms. Krubavitch
Bill Erwin ... Landers
M. Emmet Walsh ... Freemont
Jack McGee ... Harlan Granger
Glenn Shadix ... Larry
Fred Stoller ... Toby, McMillan Gate Guard
Taylor Negron ... Mr Withermeyer
Patrick J. Clifton Patrick J. Clifton ... Edison's Father


A surfer and inventor Edison is chosen by his roommates to raise rent with his outrageous (and absurd) inventions. There's no luck in job interviews until he meets billionaire Armand McMillan, who likes him, and leaves his company after his death to Edison. Edison has a lot of success with his inventions while the company's competitors do all they can to destroy him. Written by Anonymous

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Work sucks!



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex related humor and language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

18 September 1998 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Carrot Top Project See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$181,233, 15 March 1998, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson's only starring role in a film. See more »


When in the museum, Natalie indicates a picture of Jethro Tull, the inventor of the seed drill, though the picture shown is actually one of Nikola Tesla, inventor of AC current technology and electrical engineer. See more »


Ms. Krubavitch: [showing Edison's house to potential buyers] Looked better when it was a crack house...
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References Apollo 13 (1995) See more »


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Trimark Releasing goes from EVE'S BAYOU to...this?
12 November 2002 | by FeverDogSee all my reviews

It's tempting to call CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD "Pee-Wee Herman IS The Hudsucker Proxy," but that would be a terrible insult to both Mr. Reubens and the Coen Bros. In any case, can we please enact a moratorium on idiocy? Carrot Top is...a surfer dude who strikes up a brief friendship with tycoon Jack Warden. When the old fart dies, Mr. Top is left the (cue title) of his huge invention corporation. But fart's nephew wants the seat at the head of the table, and he'll become the boss if the company stock drops too far. (Did Joel and Ethan settle out of court, or were they paid off while this movie was being filmed?)

Despite some nifty doo-dads and an amusing moment or two, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD does a) star a prop comic with a screechy voice who's now relegated to cheap AT&T TV spots, and b) contain jokes that seem to have been written during the first Bush administration. It's a movie solely for C.T. fans (both of them). Nobody else should bother.

So, who's next, Gallagher?

(Note: I was given a promotional soundtrack when this movie came out, and the CD has never been read by the laser in my boombox. It's made a nice dust collector over the years, and aside from a Ramones track that's available on countless other discs, I've never heard of the bands featured on it. Sprung Monkey? Hillbilly Soul Surfers? Do these names give you an idea of the intelligence level offered here?)

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