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Orgazmo (1997)

NC-17 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 23 October 1998 (USA)
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Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies.

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Trey Parker

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Trey Parker
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Trey Parker ... Joe Young / Orgazmo
Dian Bachar ... Ben Chapleski
Robyn Lynne Raab Robyn Lynne Raab ... Lisa (as Robyn Lynne)
Michael Dean Jacobs ... Maxxx Orbison
Ron Jeremy ... Clark
Andrew Kemler Andrew Kemler ... Rodgers (as Andrew W. Kemler)
David Dunn David Dunn ... A-Cup
Matt Stone ... Dave the Lighting Guy
Toddy Walters ... Georgi
Chasey Lain ... Candi
Juli Ashton Juli Ashton ... Saffi
Masao Maki Masao Maki ... G-Fresh (as Masao 'Maki' San)
Joseph Arsenault ... Jimmy the Fish
Jeff Schubert ... Tommy the Shark
Desi Singh ... Randy the Guppy
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Storyline

Joe Young was a simple young man trying to spread the word of the Book of Mormon when he picked the wrong house to preach at! The owner, a porn director named Maxxx Orbison, tells his henchmen to kill the guy at the door who interrupted their scene, but Joe fights off the guards with great skill, which impresses Maxxx so much that he offers Joe the lead role in the movie he's making at the moment: Orgazmo, which is about a sex superhero who fights crime with his Orgazmorator, and ChodaBoy, his sidekick. Joe, against his beliefs, takes the job so that he can pay for the wedding he plans for himself and his fiancée, whom he doesn't tell about his risqué new acting job. However, when the movie becomes an amazing hit just about everywhere and he finds out that Ben (ChodaBoy) has created a real Orgazmorator, Joe is in some serious hot water! Written by Danii

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Fighting crime never felt so good! See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content and dialogue | See all certifications »

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USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitaine Orgazmo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$210,073, 25 October 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$582,024, 22 November 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was granted an NC-17 rating for American release, the kiss of death at the box office for most films. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, the wall falls away when they first break through. In a subsequent shot, the wall is intact. See more »

Quotes

Rodgers: I bet you want it, baby!
Saffi: Oh, yeah, I want it, baby! I am so badly wanting IT!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits the following disclaimer is included: Any references to any religious organizations is purely coincidental And no actual mormons were used or abused in the filming of this picture. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Region 1 DVD release of the film is offered in two versions: the U. S. theatrical cut (rated NC-17) or the "unrated" cut, which was previously available in some markets outside the United States. The two are only minimally different, and the unrated cut contains no extra scenes. The changes in the unrated cut include:
  • Many sound effects have been altered or removed entirely.
  • A number of the pop songs used in the soundtrack have been replaced with a score, and several musical cues have been altered.
  • Several lines sound as if they were taken from different takes of the scene or overdubs and have different inflections. This is most noticeable with Maxxx Orbison's (Michael Dean Jacobs) lines.
  • The opening scenes of Joe's (Trey Parker) missionary work and Candi (Chasey Lain) and Rodgers (Andrew Kemler) filming a scene are cross-cut instead of presenting the scenes in their entirety.
  • There is more use of profanity, most notably the "f" word and its variations.
  • A few lines of dialog are different, such as in the scene between Joe and the DVDA woman (Cathy Fitzpatrick), but the core meaning/plot of the scenes is unchanged.
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References Entertainment Tonight (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

A Knife and a Fork
Written by Paul Robb
Performed by Think Tank
Courtesy of Hakatak International
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You can't hold the cheesiness against it.
18 November 2001 | by Anonymous_MaxineSee all my reviews

Orgazmo is the kind of movie that is cheesy to the point that it's obviously meant to be that way. You can't watch a movie like this and think even for a second that it is meant to be taken seriously, or even that it takes itself seriously. And all of this is clear just from looking at the cover box, so you know from the minute that you pick the movie up that you are about to watch an extremely goofball comedy. With that in mind, you can really appreciate Orgazmo for what it is.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the famous creators of South Park and the hilarious BASEketball, have returned with another comedy, this one with much less taste but at least as many laughs. Orgazmo is the story of a Mormon missionary who inadvertently winds up starring in an adult film in Los Angeles, but who never seems to lose his faith. Trey Parker plays Elder Young, the above-mentioned missionary, and also writes and directs this unusually amusing b-movie.

Orgazmo is a straightforward film that has a very obvious intent. It is aimed at the same audience as other infinitely inferior movies like Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2, but it actually succeeds because its creators have some filmmaking talent that goes beyond a simple purge of every disgusting joke that they learned in fourth grade. Parker and Stone are just naturally funny guys, as has become obvious by now, which is why they have managed to take the potential-free combination of the porn industry and a tiny budget and make it into a hilarious comedy.

Trey Parker plays Elder Young, a missionary assigned to do his mission work in Hollywood, and in a hilarious run-in with porn director Max Orbison, he ends up defending himself against a gang of thugs and thereby earning a high paying position as the leading man in Orbison's newest porno. Seduced by the offer of a huge amount of money, which he plans to spend on a house for himself and his ridiculous girlfriend (`Jesus and I love you!'), Young agrees to take on the role, provided he doesn't have to do any actual intercourse. Sound like the makings for a great comedy? No? Exactly! That's what makes it so good! This material is total crap, but that's where the comedy comes from! This is a spoof of lots of different types of films, not the least of which are martial arts films, for reasons which you'll just have to watch the movie to see, and it succeeds on many different levels.

The characters are hilarious (there is a truly classic moment when Choda Boy explains to Young that, believe it or not, he doesn't get a lot of action from women. The fact that he's strapping a dildo to the top of his head might have something to do with that.), and there are just some great scenes. The movie is aware of its place, and it doesn't try to pretend that it is something that it's not. Get a bunch of your buddies together and have a couple beers while you watch this movie, you'll love it.


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