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Run Ronnie Run (2002)

R | | Comedy | January 2002 (USA)
A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Taylor Bruce Taylor ... Dot Lancaster
David Cross ... Ronnie Dobbs / Pootie T / Chow Chow
Leon Lamar ... Tammy's Neighbor
India Cosper India Cosper ... Middle Ronnie
Blaze Walker Blaze Walker ... Little Middle Ronnie
Storm Walker Storm Walker ... Little Ronnie
Jill Talley ... Tammy
Paul Carden Paul Carden ... Tas-Tee Liquor Store Owner
Becky Thyre ... Tonya
Suli McCullough Suli McCullough ... Kyle
David Koechner ... Clay
Saucy Saucy ... F'd Up Dog
E.J. De la Pena E.J. De la Pena ... Jerry Trellis
Jonathon Pelletier Jonathon Pelletier ... 9 Year Old Ronnie
Kimberly Schwartz Kimberly Schwartz ... 9 Year Old Tammy
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Storyline

Run Ronnie Run is a heart warming spin-off from the cult hit HBO series "Mr. Show". It is the story of Ronwell Quincy Dobbs (David Cross), who has a unique talent for getting arrest. A British television personality, Terry Twillstein (Bob Odenkirk), gets sight of Ronnie and brings Ronnie to Hollywood to get him his own TV show. Ronnie must then deal with his new life, while having to deal with missing his ex-wife that he left back home. This is a delightful comedy with countless celebrity cameos by Dave Foley, Jeff Goldblum, and Jack Black just to name a few. As well as many appearances by characters for the hit television series "Mr. Show". Written by The Fuzz

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He Didn't Get His 15 Minutes of Fame... He Stole It! See more »

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alearga, Ronnie, alearga See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Trivia

According to David Cross, the original script was a collection of sketches like his series, Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995). But New Line asked Cross and Odenkirk to focus more on Ronnie Dobbs. See more »

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Mary Lynn Rajskub: I want a magenta horse... and I want to fly away with it... into a reddish background... and I want pixies, ohhh I want pixies...
Cult Leader Gleh'n: Good, good. Those are all do-able.
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Crazy Credits

During the ending credits, "outtakes" are seen. All these "outtakes" are spoofs of outtakes from Jackie Chan movies. For example, after each "injury" four Asian men in red jumpsuits run out to help the "injured" (similar to many Jackie Chan movies,) and the "outtake" ends with the "injured" person giving a thumbs up to the camera while on a stretcher (a la Jackie Chan.) See more »

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Spoofs Let's All Go to the Lobby (1957) See more »

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Flirtin' With Disaster
Written by David Lawrence Hlubek (as D.L. Hlubeck), Banner Harvey Thomas (as B.H. Thomas) and Danny Joe Brown (as D.J. Brown)
Performed by Molly Hatchet
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Brilliant! The funniest comedy since Dumb & Dumber!
6 May 2002 | by Anonymous_MaxineSee all my reviews

Run, Ronnie, Run is a comedy with the rare distinction of having an excellently written script, especially since it was meant to sound dumb. Ronnie Dobbs is your typical beer guzzling redneck who can't seem to avoid getting himself arrested, and who always seems to have his elaborate arrests caught on film and broadcast on television.

Some dumb guy is discovered through his unenviable skill of getting embarrassingly arrested, has a TV show created around his arrests, and becomes an instant star. Clearly, this is not Oscar material. In fact, a plot outline like that leads you to believe that it will be just another bonehead comedy in the moronic tradition of American Pie and Road Trip and Big Momma's House. However, Run, Ronnie, Run proves to be much more than any of those movies.

Not only is it packed full of sidesplitting comedy, it is also presented in numerous unique ways. The film opens with an introduction by an elderly man whose vulgar speech prepares the audience for the sheer hilarity that is to follow. The rest of the movie is sparsely narrated by Clay, one of Ronnie's accident-prone friends who is the funniest redneck I've seen in a movie in years, besides Ronnie himself. David Cross delivers a hilarious performance in this film, and hopefully this movie will allow people to forgive him for his part in the pathetic Scary Movie 2.

As is necessary in a comedy like this, the dialogue is full of great comedy, but the thing that makes this movie unique is that it is not only hilarious but it's very well written. There are lots of very simple but very effective speech gags, like Ronnie's dim-witted comment to a police officer who was being excessively angry with a young kid (who happened to be the officer's son), as well as his charming response to his stripper girlfriend (one of the many products of his instant fame) when her very presence doesn't manage to create the response that he hopes for in his ex. And by the way, it's just not the same to read all this in a review, you have to see this stuff for yourself. Not only is it more effective to see it all for yourself, but there is so much uproarious comedy in this movie that it is impossible to list it all in one review.

Every character in this film is significant and well presented, and the movie never gets boring or slow. There are a couple of things that could have been left out, such as the Mary Poppins spoof about giving your woman a good old kick in the c*nt, as well as the eventual fate of Clay, but even this childish and sometimes crude and grotesque humor is not enough to bring down the movie as a whole. This is a great comedy in the tradition of Dumb & Dumber, although I can't say that the movie actually manages to pass that one up as far as sheer quality.

Even though there were a few things that were a little excessive or did not need to be in the movie, Run, Ronnie, Run is still a tremendously amusing and entertaining film. Every character in the film will have you cheering, and there is even one noteworthy scene where the town Mayor's fat, video game addicted son gets p***ed off and does something that will make every jaw in the audience drop. That's one of the best scenes in the film, and the irony is one of the things that made it such a good scene. I assure you that I am not exaggerating when I say that this is one of the best comedies to come along in years. It is so rare to see a comedy that is driven by the mishaps and misfortune of the uneducated (and inbred?) that is able to overcome the simplicity of its content and come off as such a fulfilling and entertaining comedy. Definitely do not miss this one.


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