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Vulgar (2000)

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A man who performs as a children's birthday party clown tries to piece his life back together after being gang-raped.

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Bryan Johnson

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Bryan Johnson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian O'Halloran ... Will Carlson / Flappy / Vulgar (as Brian Christopher O'Halloran)
Bryan Johnson ... Syd Gilbert
Jerry Lewkowitz Jerry Lewkowitz ... Ed Fanelli
Ethan Suplee ... Frankie Fanelli
Matthew Maher ... Gino Fanelli (as Matt Maher)
Don Gentile Don Gentile ... Sleepy Bum
Thomas W. Leidner Thomas W. Leidner ... Large Bum (as Thom Leidner)
Michael Tierney Michael Tierney ... Skinny Bum
David Gilbert David Gilbert ... Delinquent #1
Erik Johnson Erik Johnson ... Delinquent #2
Scott Schiaffo ... Travis Lee
Darin Johnson Darin Johnson ... Boy #1
Brian Hartsgrove Brian Hartsgrove ... Boy #2
Aaron Hakeem Aaron Hakeem ... Cop #1
Jamie Schutz ... Cop #2
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Storyline

A loser with a crummy apartment, an odious mother, and a job that isn't taking him anywhere (kid's clown), gets a new idea. He decides that he's going to be a clown for bachelor parties. He will dress up like a woman clown and play a joke on the groom. After that the real stripper will come out and everyone will have a good laugh. He goes to his first job (changing his clown name from Flappy to Vulgar). When he opens the door he is knocked cold. What follows is a story of violation, fame, blackmail, and revenge. Written by Chadd <Chaddoli@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Everybody loves a clown... some more than others.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing sexual violence, some shootings and strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Похабник See more »

Filming Locations:

Red Bank, New Jersey, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,377, 28 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,904, 5 May 2002
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Once again, Walt Flannigan's dog is mentioned, just as in other View Askew movies. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when Ed Fanelli dies of heart failure, we can see him moving and breathing even as Will/Flappy kicks him. See more »

Quotes

Martan Ingram: How'd you like to be a part of one of the biggest milestones in children's television?
Gillian: Well, frankly, Marty, I'd love it. Kinda missed my window, wouldn't you say? I mean, "Sesame Street" has been on the air for some time.
Martan Ingram: I'm talking about a NOW show. I'm talking about Flappy.
Gillian: OK, first of all, what's a "Flappy?"
Martan Ingram: First of all, it's not a "what", it's a WHO. And HE is making a big splash, orca-style.
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Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Flappy Hardcore
Written and Performed by Jon Kleiman
Used by permission of S.R.C.S. Music (ASCAP)
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Amazingly odd
10 May 2003 | by HarlequinAngelSee all my reviews

When I first saw this movie I thought the same as many others, "oh wow it's View Askew it has to be funny!" Boy was I wrong... The beginning of the movie was amusing but it quickly turned dark and twisted. The plot line was intriguing and unique. The actors were wonderful, they portrayed their characters so well. No one else could have played Flappy the Clown, he was so realistic ^_^. The emotion in this movie was so raw and deep, you wanted to reach out and kill some of the characters. It was interesting and it held your attention the whole time, I rather enjoyed it, beyond the scariness. Very well done, the atmosphere, the characters, the plot line, all air tight and fantastic.


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