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The Naked Man (1998)

R | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | August 1998 (USA)
A man takes matters into his own hands when a pharmaceutical kingpin moves into his town to cause some real trouble.

Director:

J. Todd Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rapaport ... Edward Bliss Jr.
Michael Jeter ... Sticks
John Carroll Lynch ... Driver
Arija Bareikis ... Kim
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Dolores
Martin Ferrero ... Sammy
Joe Grifasi ... Koski
John Slattery ... Burns
Peter Thoemke ... Ed Bliss, Sr.
Nancy Plank Nancy Plank ... Mrs. Bliss
Steve Shaffer Steve Shaffer ... Dr. Poland
Charles Brin Charles Brin ... Mr. Renfrow
Jessica Shepherd Jessica Shepherd ... Patty
Jesse Morse Jesse Morse ... Bully
Katherine Disque ... The Adjusted Woman
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A man takes matters into his own hands when a pharmaceutical kingpin moves into his town to cause some real trouble.

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Chiropracter by day. Wrestler by night.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Organmann See more »

Filming Locations:

Jordan, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Delores: Feel the marshmallow.
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A true oddity, worthy of liberation from Blockbuster...
9 January 2000 | by AntmanSee all my reviews

I admit it - the reference to Ethan Coen on the sleeve of this straight-to-video oddity secured a rental. I wasn't disappointed.

The Naked Man bears all the hallmarks of a Coen-penned script - albeit from the more fantasy oriented side of their cadre (see also The Hudsucker Proxy and the Sam Raimi directed Crimewave). Also, the very first sound you hear is a man screaming - another Coen favourite.

This is not to detract from J. Todd Anderson's direction. The whole production has a surreal air. He places events in a small town in middle America, but it doesn't seem out of place. You never forget this is supposed to be a fantasy.

Look out for it next time you're in Blockbuster. If you don't expect something as masterly as The Big Lebowski or The Hudsucker Proxy, you'll love it. A lo-fi Coens flick, if you will.


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