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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>

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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 »

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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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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

When Will is reading the screenplay for the movie to be based on his kid show host character, the author's name on the cover is Monica Hampton - one of the film's producers. See more »

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Will's left hand is supposedly cut after holding a piece of broken mirror, but a minute later the hand is perfectly fine. See more »

Quotes

Will Carlson: Shine bumbers if you want. I'm sure you'll make a killing. But that's how it all starts - crappy job here, crappy job there. Next thing you know, you're living on the dole, wondering where your life went. Your problem - zero patience.
Syd Gilbert: You're right. I should make MY living dancing around like a mongoloid on a bad acid-trip for a bunch of spoiled little dickheads.
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Time
Written by Andy J. Cowitt, Michael S. Wertz, Phil Benson
Performed by The Pinecones
Use by permission of Argyll Adventure Tree (BMI)
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Vile
16 April 2007 | by KashmirgreySee all my reviews

I have seen a lot of bad movies. However, I suspect "Vulgar" was intentionally bad. The film plays like a drunk nihilistic comedy that demonstrates an absolute vile contempt for humanity and life in general.

Brian O'Halloran is not a very talented actor and should especially steer clear of serious roles. Of course, "Vulgar" falls into that genre of "other". It tries to be a comedy, but there is no comedic value in rape, even if the raped is dressed as a transvestite clown.

Everything about the film equates to "vulgarity". Its mixture of sexual violence with children's television shows, its poking fun at psychological anguish suffered by a son mentally abused by his mother, and its apathetic attitude towards murder and death.

Films like "Vulgar" cause me to feel unclean, a filth that only the buffer of several days can rinse away. Even then, the film leaves a permanent residue.


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