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Plastic Utopia (1997)

James is a lonely and miserable mime whose nihilistic performances are poorly received, attracting the ire of The Divinely Supreme Brotherhood of Mimes. His other career of crafting pet ... See full summary »

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David Zellner
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Arkinson ... Heckler
Buddy Bruce Boyles Buddy Bruce Boyles ... Golden White Boy
Rebecca Brogden Rebecca Brogden ... Sofia
Bryan Christner Bryan Christner ... Nick
James Cochran James Cochran ... Old Man Calahan
Mardi DeLong Mardi DeLong
Lana Dieterich ... Elise
Rob Faubion Rob Faubion ... Russell
Calen Gabriel Calen Gabriel ... Stalker Mime
Pat Garvey Pat Garvey ... Horseshoe Emcee
John Lennon Harrison John Lennon Harrison ... Grand Master Ted
Alan Hines Alan Hines ... Buster Tuffstuff
Don House Don House ... Mime Enthusiast
Kevin Kinkade ... Mr. Mean
Kerri Lause Kerri Lause ... Ruth
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James is a lonely and miserable mime whose nihilistic performances are poorly received, attracting the ire of The Divinely Supreme Brotherhood of Mimes. His other career of crafting pet rocks and sea shell creatures isn't going any better, so he decides to join his good-looking and successful roommate Frank in leading a life of violent crime. Meanwhile, their landlord's mother prophesies the coming of a new messiah and James wonders if it could be him. Written by PlanetBloopy

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satire | thug | cult | nun | clown | See All (6) »

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James: You can all suck eggs for all I care!
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Superb absurdist parable
9 October 2001 | by madmab3See all my reviews

Talk about willing suspension of disbelief! Plastic Utopia uses rebellious mimes, street-fighting thugs, and badly-dressed asylum inmates to examine and bust apart all the societal norms we hold dear. There are some killer one-liners and some hilarious moments, but overall this movie blows me away because of its razor-sharp satire. A lot for a little low-budget flick. Check it out. Tell your pals. It's a great one.


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Official Sites:

Fortified Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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