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The Corndog Man (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 December 1999 (USA)
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A foul-mouthed and bigoted boat salesman in rural South Carolina is targeted for ruthless and never-ending telephone terrorism by a mysterious man claiming to be his son...

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Andrew Shea
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Cast overview:
Noble Willingham ... Ace Barker
Jim Holmes ... Penrod Barker (voice)
David Steen ... Skeeter the Smoker
Andy Daltroff Andy Daltroff ... Sammy the Eater
Dara Holz Dara Holz ... The Secretary
Jeff Nagle Jeff Nagle ... The Scratcher
Robert Mellard Robert Mellard ... Deputy Horn
Patrick Bannon Patrick Bannon ... The 10 year-old Ace
Brandon Ulmer Brandon Ulmer ... The 10 year-old Haywood
Kevin Robertson Kevin Robertson ... The 19 year-old Ace
Kendall McKnight Kendall McKnight ... The 19 year-old Haywood
James Holmes Sr. James Holmes Sr. ... Old Man Wilson
Africa Bryan Seabrook Africa Bryan Seabrook ... Ace's Girlfriend
Karen Keyes Karen Keyes ... The Girl-in-the-box
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A foul-mouthed and bigoted boat salesman in rural South Carolina is targeted for ruthless and never-ending telephone terrorism by a mysterious man claiming to be his son...

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English

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21 December 1999 (USA) See more »

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Dorchester, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Much of the script and dialogue closely resembles the well known underground 'Binny Tapes', a series of crank call tapes made in the early 1980s. These tapes were made by 'Arney', an employee of a car dealership, Al White Motors in Manchester, Tennessee. See more »

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You Got a Rubber Neck?
16 May 2001 | by mgreene-2See all my reviews

The Corndog Man is a highly original tale of one man's tulmultuous downfall because he can't stop answering the telephone. A good movie, with some witty, but repetitive dialogue and scenes. I just can't figure out what the symbolism of the corndog represented. Good for a low budget flick, but I still would have liked to see some other supporting characters developed more in this movie. Personally, it gets a little boring to watch a whole movie focusing on only one character, especially one who happens to be an ignoramus.

Definitely be prepared to suspend your disbelief when watching this one because of the all-knowing mystery man. The overall focus and scope of the movie was too narrow and repetitive to be really compelling and dramatic. Still, the movie was disturbing, edgy, and unique and the scenes were well illustrated by the director. Definitely worth seeing- but only once. 7/10


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