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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 ... Dot Lancaster
... Ronnie Dobbs / Pootie T / Chow Chow
Leon Lamar ... Tammy's Neighbor
India Cosper ... Middle Ronnie
Blaze Walker ... Little Middle Ronnie
Storm Walker ... Little Ronnie
... Tammy
Paul Carden ... Tas-Tee Liquor Store Owner
... Tonya
Suli McCullough ... Kyle
... Clay
Saucy ... F'd Up Dog
E.J. De la Pena ... Jerry Trellis
Jonathon Pelletier ... 9 Year Old Ronnie
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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Alearga, Ronnie, alearga  »

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On the "Mr. Show" 4th season commentary, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross talk of a different ending to the film that would have taken Ronnie to Scotland. While there he would have found and killed the Loch Ness Monster, gotten knighted by the queen of England, have sex with her, then steal her VCR. They never bothered trying to sell it to New Line Cinema since they knew they would never go for it. See more »

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Quotes

Terry Twillstein: Have you read the letter's I'm getting. "Dear Ronnie, my name is Maurice. I am eight years old. I am your biggest fan. How come you are not so drunk anymore? My daddy says you were never drunk, but just a Hollywood phony. I told him he was wrong and he beat the shit out of me. Love, Maurice." Ronnie, I have stacks of these back at my office.
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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 Run Lola Run (1998) See more »

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Something to Sell
Lyrics by Bob Odenkirk
Performed by Bob Odenkirk
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A Truly Worthy Comedy
4 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I originally saw the uncut version through a bootleg some months before this was released. Having been a longtime Mr. Show fan, I was ultimately pleased to see they had done something with the character of Ronnie Dobbs. So many white trash characters have been portrayed on film and TV, but none of them have really hit true to home than Ronnie Dobbs. I have known MANY Ronnie Dobbs in my lifetime, having spent many years in Texas and Oklahoma. It was almost like watching a documentary.

'Run, Ronnie, Run' is tremendously under-rated, and I suggest to all you comedy buffs to view this film. Those with an understanding of this kind of comedy will appreciate it even more.


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