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Cremaster 3 (2002)

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy | 25 May 2003 (Iceland)
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The third film of a five-part art-installation epic -- it's part-zombie movie, part-gangster film.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Hiram Abiff
... The Entered Apprentice
... The Entered Novitiate / Oonagh MacCumhail
Paul Brady ... Cloud Club Maitre D'
Terry Gillespie ... Cloud Club Barman
... Grand Master
David Edward Campbell ... Grand Master
James Pantoleon ... Grand Master
... Grand Master
Nesrin Karanouh ... Gary Gilmore
... Fionn MacCumhail (as Peter D. Badalamenti)
The Mighty Biggs ... Fingal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Heather Coker ... Dancer
James Drescher ... Lead Singer - Murphy's Law
... Mason (as Todd Hunter)
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Storyline

Barney plays the Entered Apprentice and his opponents include the Order of the Rainbow for Girls (who look a lot like the Rockettes), Agnostic Front and Murphy's Law (two New York Hardcore bands), Aimee Mullins, and Richard Serra. Molten Vaseline, dental surgery, a demolition derby by vintage Chrysler Imperial New Yorker cars and a gorgeous creature who is half-cheetah/half woman all figure in this latest edition of Matthew Barney's fever dream. Much of the action takes place in two New York landmarks, the Chrysler Building and the Guggenheim Museum, as well as at the Saratoga Racetrack (upstate NY), the Giant's Causeway (Ireland) and Fingal's cave (the Scottish Isle of Staffa). Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | Fantasy

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The Cremaster Cycle

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25 May 2003 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

Кремастер 3  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,787, 21 May 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$120,308, 4 October 2010
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After the teeth have begun to exit the Apprentice's prolapsed intestine, there is an overhead shot of the hitmen standing around the Apprentice on the dentist's chair. The view of the intestine is slightly blocked by the back of one of the hitmen, but as he shifts from side to side, the teeth are nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Follows Cremaster 2 (1999) See more »

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An Unending Ordeal
9 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie is THREE HOURS LONG. I tried, I really tried to understand what the hell was going on, but this epic, incomprehensible art film is nearly impossible to follow, even if you've read the synopsis on the cremaster.net website. There are a lot of visually interesting images, the "car crash" scene and the "dentures" scene being particularly strange and disturbing, but I kept looking at my watch wondering when this awful movie was going to end. However, I can't give it a 3 or a 4, because some of the images, like teeth traveling through intestines, and the leopard lady, are stunning and strange, so I'll be generous and give it 5 out of 10. But I can't recommend it to anyone but the arty elite. When it finished, I got up and said "Thank God that's over!"


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