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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

Certificate:

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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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Coen brothers-lite
2 January 2000 | by EviljomrSee all my reviews

Of course, this isn't a Coen brothers film, but it does have a strong connection to their films with Ethan Coen contributing to the script (but not producing) and with the Coen's storyboard artist J. Todd Anderson directing and also co-writing. As to be expected, it's not as good as a full Coen brothers effort, but worth a look for anyone who is a fan of the Coens (as I am).

That said, it's not a great movie. It does have a pretty funny central concept, but to me, it never seemed to completely get off the ground. J. Todd Anderson directs the film in a similar style to Joel Coen, but he isn't near as good as writing funny dialog. There is some stuff here that people with a weird sense of humor (like me) will appreciate, but mostly the film is meandering and pointless.

Definately not on the same level as the Coen brothers' classics, but worth seeing for anyone who likes the Coens, or weird comedies in general.


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