An unemployed cartoonist moves back in with his parents and younger brother Freddy. When his parents demand he leave, he begins to spread rumors that his father is sexually abusing Freddy.

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Tom Green
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Green ... Gord Brody
Rip Torn ... Jim Brody
Marisa Coughlan ... Betty
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Freddy Brody
Harland Williams ... Darren
Anthony Michael Hall ... Mr. Davidson
Julie Hagerty ... Julie Brody
Jackson Davies Jackson Davies ... Mr. Malloy
Connor Widdows ... Andy Malloy
John R. Taylor John R. Taylor ... Farmer #1
Bob Osborne Bob Osborne ... Farmer #2
Fiona Hogan Fiona Hogan ... Pregnant Woman
George Gordon George Gordon ... Doctor
Ron Selmour ... Security Guard - Studio (as Ronald Selmour)
Drew Barrymore ... Davidson's Receptionist
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Storyline

Aspiring animator Gord, 28, leaves his Oregon home to sell his ideas to Hollywood. After being told, correctly, that they're possibly the stupidest ideas ever and he needs to rethink them, he moves back home. But his unpleasant father escalates his mean treatment of his unconventional son. Meanwhile, Gord falls for Betty, an attractive doctor at the hospital where a friend is staying. She's in a wheelchair and happens to delight in having her paralyzed legs beaten with a bamboo cane; her sexual aggression intimidates him. Gord's family goes to a psychiatrist, and he lies to her that his father molests Gord's brother Freddy; Gord neglects to mention that Freddy is 25. Soon Gordon has the house to himself and comes up with a winning animated series, "Zebras in America," based on his own family. All this is really a framework on which Tom Green hangs his usual crazy stunts. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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A touching story of a young man who desperately wants to make his daddy proud. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual and bizarre humor, and for strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

When we first see Freddy sitting with the other kids in the institution, the movie they are watching is The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). See more »

Goofs

When Gord first approaches Betty in the hospital, the creamer container jumps from being right side up, to upside down. See more »

Quotes

Zebra Character: Hear that funny sound? It's my hooves! Listen to my hooooooves!
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Crazy Credits

The writers of "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" (Billy Davis, Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Bill Backer) promote the need to... "Get into" both people and animals through understanding, caring and of course a good sense of humor to create ... "Perfect Harmony". © 1971 See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD includes a PG-rated version of the film. It is three minutes long. See more »


Soundtracks

Toy Parade
Written by Melvyn Lenard, Mort Greene and Dave Kahn
Courtesy of Gordon Music Company
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shield your eyes
21 February 2003 | by jbaldinoSee all my reviews

Possibly one of the worst "films" I have ever encountered. One should feel bad even referring to this disastrous collage of sickening images as "film", since it is nothing more than a multi-million dollar budget used for pointless debauchery and "shock" humor. Would not recommend to anyone....period.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tom Green Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,098,459, 22 April 2001

Gross USA:

$14,254,993

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,343,028
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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