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Showboy (2002)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 22 June 2002 (USA)
Fired from a TV show, a writer looks into becoming a chorus boy while a documentary crew follows his efforts.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Taylor ... Christian Taylor - Writer
Lindy Heymann Lindy Heymann ... Lindy Heymann - Director
Joe Daley Joe Daley ... Joe Daley - Christian's Roommate
Erich Miller Erich Miller ... Erich Miller
Jason Buchtel Jason Buchtel ... Jason Buchtel - Local Producer
Read Scot Read Scot ... Read Scot - Talent Agent
Minnie Madden Minnie Madden ... Minnie Madden - Callback Casting Magazine / Cocktails Strip Audtion Judge
Aaron Porter Aaron Porter ... Aaron Porter - Dancer
Bruce Merrin Bruce Merrin ... Bruce Merrin - Manager / Publicist
Elise Vallee Elise Vallee ... Elise Vallee - Ballet Teacher
Blair Farrington Blair Farrington ... Blair Farrington - Vegas Show Producer
Adrian Armas ... Adrian Armas - Model / Dancer
Gary Campbell Gary Campbell ... Host, Backstage Live
Connie Ross Connie Ross ... Host, Backstage Live
Joe Cervantes Joe Cervantes ... Cocktails Stripper
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Storyline

Christian Taylor, a writer on the hit TV series Six Feet Under (2001), is being profiled by a British documentary crew when he's fired, although he doesn't know the doc crew overheard the firing. They follow him around Las Vegas, where Six Feet Under was filming on location, and where he is now ostensibly doing "research" for a script he claims to be writing, but is actually pursuing a dream to become a dancer in a Vegas show. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com> / edits by TrivWhiz

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No dream is crazy if you want to live it. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Elise Vallee is credited twice on screen, first as "Elise Vallee - Ballet Teacher" and second as "Ballet Instructor". See more »

Goofs

Stan Marian is credited twice, in the same list of actors, as a "Cocktails Stripper". See more »

Connections

Features The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Flutes (from 'The Nutcracker')
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Tchaikovsky)
Courtesy of Southern Library of Recorded Music
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A brilliant "mockumentary"!!!
9 July 2002 | by NewBeanzSee all my reviews

This movie is filmed in the style of a documentary but it's not. It's a make believe world in which Christian Taylor(the writer of the great T.V. show "Six Feet Under")is fired and goes to Vegas in order to become a dancer, a Showboy! He's too short, he's too old and he is TERRIBLY funny!!! Watch out for cameos of Whoopi Goldberg and Siegfried and Roy. Funny!!! I laughed all the way to the parking lot, and I'm still laughing... Best 'mockumentary' I've seen and best comedy in a long while...


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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2002 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,597, 11 April 2004

Gross USA:

$34,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,646
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Black and White (secret footage: Jubilee audition)| Color
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