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The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | TV Movie 9 November 2004
23 years after the release of the original Rutles documentary, famous artists, actors, and musicians speak out on how the Rutles influenced them.

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Eric Idle

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Idle ... Narrator / Dirk McQuickly / Lady Beth Mouse-Peddler
Neil Innes Neil Innes ... Ron Nasty (archive footage)
Ricky Fataar Ricky Fataar ... Stig O'Hara (archive footage)
John Halsey John Halsey ... Barry Wom (archive footage)
Terence Bayler ... Leggy Mountintaback (archive footage)
Mariela Comitini Mariela Comitini ... Jennifer Lopez
Peter Crabbe Peter Crabbe ... Police Officer
Jimmy Fallon ... Melvin's Son
Tasha Goldthwait Tasha Goldthwait ... Rutles Fan (as Tasha Goldthwaite)
Samantha Harris ... The Jogger
Lily Idle Lily Idle ... Rutles Fan
Bianca Jagger ... Martini (archive footage)
Bill Murray ... Bill Murray the K (archive footage)
Kevin Nealon ... Kevin Wongle
Catherine O'Hara ... Astro Glide
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Storyline

After sitting on a Warner Brothers shelf for over a year, 'Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch,' the much-anticipated sequel to Eric Idle and Gerard Corvin's 1978 mockumentary, is finally on release, revealing the final exploits of The Rutles as they do a reunion tour of America. Documentor Dirk McQuickly interviews many artists and personalities who were inspired by the legendary band, from David Bowie to Tom Hanks. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2004 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Can't Buy Me Lunch: Another Look at the Rutles See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Eric Idle said in an interview in Entertainment Weekly that this is not a sequel but a "remake supplement" to the original movie. See more »

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No Executives were harmed during the making of this film. See more »

Connections

Follows The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash (1978) See more »

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disappointed Rutles fan (Rutles 2 DVD)
10 March 2005 | by weberm_429See all my reviews

Major Rutles fan and have been for many years, way back to the short film shown on SNL (which should have been a bonus feature on either Rutles DVD!). I waited for some time for this film to be released. I was disappointed (very). Basically it was the first film re-told, with out the SNL cast ('cept for Bill "the K" Murray). Yes there were some scenes from the original movie that are shown here for the first time (deleted or un-used takes)- which was k00l to see BUT come on, its the same story. I couldn't believe that the old footage was used with songs from the most recent album- I really thought that we would see the Shangri-La video or the band talking about the new songs, they should have been playing the new songs, if nothing more than at the end of the re-telling of the old film. The first Rutles DVD was a killer original flick, this is just a re-hash (sadly). I thought for sure there would be more NEW Rutles history/lore/comedy and comments on the newest album, heck the little blurb in the paper (when that album came out) had more original humor than Rutles 2..Still a major fan, but discourage any other fan wasting $ on a purchase...recommend Netflix or as a rental (sorry Eric- just telling the truth).


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