Comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who listens patiently to Stahl's flashback. Other women in Stahl's life are his British wife Sandra and his agent Vola. For the TV series "Mr. Chompers" (inspired by ALF), Stahl meets with sitcom exec Craig Ziffer and puppeteer Allen. For freaky freebasing, Stahl hangs with mumbler Nicky and druggie Gus.Written by
Charles Fleischer, best known for voicing Roger Rabbit, has the small role of Allen from "Mr. Chompers". According to the book, Permanent Midnight, Jerry Stahl wrote an unaired television pilot as a vehicle for Fleischer. See more »
After Jerry picks up his daughter from Sandra to babysit her (at approximately [1:01:40]), he can be seen driving down the road sitting on the right hand side of the car. This is not consistent with other scenes in the movie and furthermore, the driver is clearly not Ben Stiller. See more »
You know what's mortifying? Smack is like the leisure suit of the nineties. Instead of wrecking dad's Buick on prom might, these little suburban fucks are coping habits and OD'ing in the rec room.
And you're different, because?
I never got to the prom.
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The DVD features 3 deleted scenes:
A wasted Jerry hitting on Owen Wilson's character's girlfriend and being thrown out.
A long haired Jerry working for Hustler magazine.
A stoned Jerry buying a muffin and being beaten with a baseball bat by the store clerk.
Performed, Written and Produced by Moby
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
o/b/o Itself and The Little Idiot Music
Contains a Sample of Bessie Jones' Recording "Sometimes"
Produced Under License from Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Courtesy of Mute Records Excluding North America See more »
I disagree with the previous comment. This is a very good movie about the horrors of drug addiction. It would be of particular interest to Ben Stillere fans interested in seeing him in a straight drama (as opposed to comedy)...
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