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Two Idiots in Hollywood (1988)

Idiots Taylor Dupp and Murphy Wegg flee their humdrum existence in Dayton, Ohio for the glamour of Hollywood. Murphy turns his complete lack of talent into a career as a television producer... See full summary »

Director:

Stephen Tobolowsky

Writers:

Stephen Tobolowsky (play), Stephen Tobolowsky (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim McGrath ... Murphy Wegg (as J.B. McGrath)
Jeff Doucette ... Taylor Dup
Cheryl Anderson ... Marianne Plambo
Kat Sawyer ... (as Kat Sawyer-Young)
Lisa Robins Lisa Robins ... NBA Casting Secretary (as Lisa Lack Robins)
Joseph Clark Joseph Clark ... Joe Clark (as Joe Clark)
Jenny Bourgeois Jenny Bourgeois ... Lynn Jett
Wayne Winstead Wayne Winstead ... Barbershop Quartet Singer / Judgehead #2
R. Wayne Kruse R. Wayne Kruse ... Judgehead #1
Kurtwood Smith ... Defense Attorney
Budge Threlkeld Budge Threlkeld ... Dan Skink
William Steis William Steis ... Wiler Weiner (as William B. Steis)
Paul Koester Paul Koester ... Mel Davis
M.C. Gainey ... Sgt. Albert
Ben Jurand Ben Jurand ... NBA Security Guard / Big Men Big Women Dancer (as Benjamin Jurand)
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Idiots Taylor Dupp and Murphy Wegg flee their humdrum existence in Dayton, Ohio for the glamour of Hollywood. Murphy turns his complete lack of talent into a career as a television producer ("The Pac-Man Show"), while Taylor is unjustly accused of murder. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Fast women. Fast cars. Fast food.

Genres:

Musical | Comedy

Certificate:

R

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Trivia

Sony Studios showed this movie to a focus group, and as a member of that group, this writer witnessed the entire audience walk out less than half way into the screening. Most were too insulted to speak or cooperate with would-be survey-takers. See more »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Comedy gold - but clearly not to everybody's tastes.
28 July 2005 | by p_sandalzSee all my reviews

I couldn't disagree much stronger with the sentiment of old zogmorph's review of this movie. I guess it's one of those films that you either love or truly hate.

It's not the most sophisticated of premises, I'll give you that much: a chief guiding principle of the film, for example, is that the protagonists, and even inanimate objects, must send themselves up at almost every opportunity. How many scenes are interrupted by problems with the set, passers by getting in the way, and loud police sirens drowning out the diction? But it really works for me. Similarly, a lot of the humour is pretty childish: there's a character called Loupenis Jones! But it's all good good good as far as I'm concerned. I ask you: Loupenis, hahahaha.

But. You don't understand. When the moon is full...

If you don't know what comes next you need to see the hit film TWO IDIOTS IN Hollywood.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1988 (USA) See more »

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New World Pictures See more »
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