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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

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 ... NBA Security Guard / Big Men Big Women Dancer (as Benjamin Jurand)
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Storyline

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1988 (USA) See more »

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New World Pictures See more »
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

M.C. Gainey had previously acted in a stage production of the play this film was based on that ran for one and a half years. See more »

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Features The Lost World (1925) See more »

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Great! Makes me laugh every single time.
10 December 2001 | by les_boulezSee all my reviews

Rented this in college back in 1991 with my bud Ardocki. We never stopped laughing or quoting from the movie for years. "But you don't understand. When the moon is full. I BECOME the wolf!" If you can find it, rent it. Tape it. Watch it again. Great B-Movie. The Pac-Man scene is a killer. "Wall of fish!


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