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Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999)

Unrated | | Documentary, Comedy | Video 13 June 1999
Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England ... See full summary »

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Lawrence Jordan (as Larry Jordan)

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Eddie Izzard

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Eddie Izzard
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England and of Western empires, and the need for a European dream. Along the way, he dramatizes Dr. Heimlich's search for a maneuver, the naming of Engelbert Humperdinck, Scooby and Shaggy as archetypes, Neil Armstrong on the moon, society's tolerance of mass murderers, how we sing anthems and carols, Hollywood adapting British films, JFK's trip to Berlin, thoughts on puberty, and how to work schoolbook-French phrases into Parisian conversation. Closeups catch the glint in his eye and his carefully-applied make-up. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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13 June 1999 (USA) See more »

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Эдди Иззард: Убийственный наряд See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA

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Trivia

Eddie Izzard says subsumed when he means subdued. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: In the '30s, Hitler: Czechoslovakia, Poland, France, Second World War... Russian front not a good idea... Hitler never played Risk when he was a kid. Cause, you know, playing Risk, you could never hold on to Asia. That Asian-Eastern European area, you could never hold it, could you? Seven extra men at the beginning of every go, but you couldn't fucking hold it. Australasia, that was the one. Australasia. All the purples. Get everyone on Papua New Guinea and just build up and build up...
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References Deep Throat (1972) See more »

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Alcatraz Jazz
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A wonderful addition to my collection of stand-up!
25 August 2002 | by Skeletors_HoodSee all my reviews

"Holy Ghost, this is not an episode of 'Scooby-Doo'"

Let me clarify that I am a stand-up junkie. I collect comedians from all walks of life, and I love each performance that I have ever taped. I saw the commercial on HBO for this one, and I decided that I needed to tape this program, just to have a new category of comedian, the "male lesbian," or transvestite. And a British comic as well.

Well, I was pleasantly surprised on how well spoken and intelligent that Eddie Izzard quickly became one of my favorites overnight. I love the way he sounds improvisational, and how he just plays around with his characters and topics, as well as the audience.

One for the collection, you'll definitely love this one.


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