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Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)

R | | Comedy | January 2003 (USA)
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Hollywood's Pauly Shore loses everything, fakes his own death, and gets caught.

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Pauly Shore

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Kirk Fox, Pauly Shore
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley L. Anderson ... Ashley
Pamela Anderson ... Pamela Anderson
Camille Anderson ... Michael Madsen's Girl
Beaumont Bacon Beaumont Bacon ... Pauly Look-A-Like Contestant
Adam Barnhardt Adam Barnhardt ... Lawrence
Dan Barnes Dan Barnes ... Cop #4
A.J. Benza A.J. Benza ... A.J. Benza
Susan Berger ... Tourist #2
Jaime Bergman ... Zoey Abernacky
Blunt Blunt ... Newspaper Stand Attendant
B-Real ... B-Real
Todd Bridges ... Todd Bridges
W. Earl Brown ... Bucky From Kentucky
Julia Brox Julia Brox ... Springer Girl #2
Julie Bruce Julie Bruce ... Tourist #9 in Van
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Hollywood comedian and actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at The Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a dead famous comedian appears who tells Pauly to kill himself cause he'll go down as a comedic genius who died before his time. Pauly then fakes his own death, and the media goes crazy. Celebrities are talking about him on MTV and girls are fighting over him on Jerry Springer. It's everything that he wanted. His plan worked. A week or so later, the L.A.P.D. is tipped off about his whereabouts and they break down the door of the seedy motel room in which he's hiding out and throw him in Los Angeles County's celebrity wing. Written by Ciaran O'Shea

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Hollywood will never be the same.

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Comedy

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You'll Never Wiez in This Town Again See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Most of the quick celebrity cameos were done by Shore quickly shooting scenes that required them during breaks on other movie sets. See more »

Goofs

When Pauly and Kirk are driving through Los Angeles, a billboard for Red Planet is in the background. This scene is set in 1997, and that movie was released in 2000. See more »

Quotes

Pauly Shore: Hey, aren't you Tom Sizemore?
Michael Madsen's girlfriend: No, this is Michael Madsen.
Pauly Shore: What's the difference?
Michael Madsen's girlfriend: Six inches.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, Tom Sizemore leaves a nice message on Pauly's answering machine. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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Counterfeit
Performed by Limp Bizkit
Written by Fred Durst (as F. Durst), 'Sam Rivers' (as S. Rivers), Wes Borland (as W. Borland),
John Otto (as J. Otto)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Courtesy of Zomba Enterprises Inc. / Big Bizkit Music
(Administered by Zomba Enterprises Inc.) (ASCAP)
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Well, At Least It's Better Than Bio-Dome
12 February 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)

** (out of 4)

The entire gimmick of this "documentary" is that Pauly Shore realizes that he can't get a job anywhere so the only way to get any respect is to fake his death. After his "death" he starts getting talked about as a comic genius but his cover is blown and there's a backlash when people realize he's not really dead. I was twelve years old when Shore's career took off and I must admit that I enjoyed both ENCINO MAN and SON IN LAW. I continued to watch his movies but stuff like IN THE ARMY NOW, JURY DUTY and BIO-DOME were just three of the worst comedies ever made in history so it's good to report that this movie is much better than them. Shore directed, produced, wrote and stars in this comedy that is pretty much a spoof of Hollywood and it tries to answer the question as to why some fall and get back up while others just stay dead. The most amazing thing about this picture is that Shore got an incredible number of stars to line up for cameo appearances and this includes Charlie Sheen, Chris Rock, Tommy Chong, Pamela Anderson, Britney Spears, Todd Bridges, Carson Daly, Ellen DeGeneres, Andy Dick, Snoop Dogg, Dustin Diamond, Fred Durst, Dr. Dre, Corey Feldman, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Clint Howard, Kato Kaelin, Mario Lopez, Tommy Lee, Michael Madsen, Bill Maher, Jason Mewes, Adam Sandler, Tom Sizemore, Jerry Springer, Vince Vaughn, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Stiller and Sean Penn. Yes, that Sean Penn. The amazing number of cameos here does make you wonder why these friends couldn't have gotten their buddy Pauly into a few more movies. Or, perhaps this was their way of helping and getting him to shut up about asking them to get him into movies. Either way, the end result really isn't anything special as it's clear Shore needed a better writing to whip the story together and make better sense out of it. I'm sure a more talented director could have made a much funnier film but PAULY SHORE IS DEAD works as a minor film that will mainly appeal to those who want to see all these stars and to see what Shore has been up to.


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