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Shakespeare in... and Out (1999)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 21 September 1999 (USA)
Rich Longfellow is a young aspiring actor who dreams of playing Shakespeare's Hamlet. He moves from a small town in Ohio to L.A., sure he will star in major motion pictures before making ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Shushtari

Writers:

Peter Shushtari (story), Mark Lawrence (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Shank Roger Shank ... Rich Longfellow (as Roger William)
Lawrence Trilling ... Harold Asailian Jr
J.D. Smith J.D. Smith ... Lee Fernandez
William Neenan ... Carmichael Astune
Randall Slavin Randall Slavin ... Duane Brickton
Teressa McKillop Teressa McKillop ... Betsy (as Teressa Ann McKillop)
Razel Wolf Razel Wolf ... Lucy Lace
Stacey Nicolite Stacey Nicolite ... Misty Flavors
Dick Harris Dick Harris ... Dr.Harold Asailian
Sharon Powers Sharon Powers ... Alice Bine
Don Siechert Jr. Don Siechert Jr. ... Ed Phister
Jae Soh Jae Soh ... Jae Soh
Defrancesco Anita Marie Defrancesco Anita Marie ... Gwen Velvet (as Anita Francesco)
Robert Chase Robert Chase ... Rod Blank
Alice Page Alice Page ... Breezy
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Rich Longfellow is a young aspiring actor who dreams of playing Shakespeare's Hamlet. He moves from a small town in Ohio to L.A., sure he will star in major motion pictures before making his way to England to perform Shakespeare at London's Old Globe Theater. In the meantime, his physical attributes get him an acting job - in the porno industry! He begins a series of low-budget videos entitled, "America's Homemade Sex Videos" and soon moves up to feature-length porns. Eventually, he realizes he's not on the right path toward his lofty Shakespearean goals, so he quits the industry to do "Shakespeare For Seniors", a volunteer group performing Hamlet on a tour of convalescent homes in the San Fernando Valley. Written by <idigapony@yahoo.com>

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The "Spinal Tap" of the porno industry!

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated

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Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Prince of Denmark See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Water & Light Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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Harold Asailian, Jr.: When we first met, you told me you had a "career plan". Could you talk about that now?
Rich Longfellow: Sure. I figure I'll do a couple more adult videos. Then I'll do some major movies here in Hollywood. Then I figure in about six months, Shakespeare at the Old Globe in London, England!
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A surprisingly charming movie
7 July 2006 | by jic-1See all my reviews

Before you view this Troma-distributed mockumentary, it's easy to imagine that you are about to see a bawdy, campy, semi-ironic soft porn movie. If that is the movie you want to see, then you will be disappointed. However, what you will see is a gentle, charming story that, despite its porn industry setting, contains surprisingly little gratuitous nudity.

This is not a wacky, laugh-a-minute comedy; rather, Writer/Director Peter Shushtari has chosen to take the route of low-key comedy-drama. The cast of little-known actors deliver performances which fit perfectly into the mock-documentary style, as does the funny but believable dialogue. This movie is well worth your time.


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