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The Godfather of Green Bay (2005)

R | | Comedy | 2005 (USA)
Joe Keegan is the 'Rocky' of stand-up comedy. A fifteen-year comedy veteran who was pegged for stardom early on in his career but has blown every major audition he has ever had in legendary... See full summary »

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... Big Jake Norquist
... Molly Mahoney
Pete Schwaba ... Joe Keegan
... Higgins
... Kenny Caruso
Brian Cashen ... Heckler
Donna Brower ... Heckler's Mother
Gary Brichetto ... Lou
Robert Martin ... Slugs (as Rob Martin)
Ivona Rocque ... Tonya
Mike Toomey ... State Trooper
Jeffrey Hoge ... Bartender Jeremy
... DUG
... Ralphy
... Ratboy
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Joe Keegan is the 'Rocky' of stand-up comedy. A fifteen-year comedy veteran who was pegged for stardom early on in his career but has blown every major audition he has ever had in legendary fashion. Fresh off a recent fiasco with a heckler that included a broken nose, Joe's friend Kenny tells him he can get them an audition for 'The Tonight Show' and that it's 'a can't miss.' The one catch is that it's at a roadside bar in tiny Pine Lake, Wisconsin, hometown of Tonight Show Talent scout, Harvey Skorik who never misses 'Rocktoberfest.' Having doubts but needing a break from L.A., Joe reluctantly agrees to go. Arriving in Wisconsin, Joe bombs his first night on stage when local emcee Dug sabotages him. Joe cannot get a break until he encounters his former high school English teacher, the beautiful Molly Mahoney who is also at a crossroads in her life, coming off a failed marriage. Molly is excited for Joe's 'Tonight Show' opportunity. Joe tells her he just wants to prove to himself that... Written by Festival Guy

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use
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Filmed in Menominee, Michigan and Marinette, Wisconsin. See more »

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Anything Is Easy
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Music and Lyrics by Kurt Neumann
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Soooooooo Bad!
23 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

These reviews are obviously biased in some way. 10 out of 10. Seriously. This is the Godfather of Green Bay not The Godfather. I'm giving it a 1 just to offset you people. This movie is a complete waste of time. It has been said that it takes a miracle to make even a bad film. Well, congrats go out to the makers of this movie. They did perform a miracle. A really pointless, unfunny miracle. I know that it probably was done for a very small budget and it is an independent film, but that doesn't excuse some things.

The two main characters that are supposed to be comedians have absolutely nothing funny to say and every attempt at a joke is awkward. The lead, Pete Shwaba, is so wooden. He brings nothing to the screen. How did he get Lauren Holly for this mess. I felt so sorry for her while watching this movie. Of course Mr. Shwaba and her have zero chemistry. Miss Holly, I hope that check cleared. For someone who I am told claims he is a comedian, Mr. Shwaba couldn't deliver a punchline in this movie. The writing is ridiculous. The mac-arena... come on. Doesn't work on any level, kitsch or otherwise. The directing is amateurish at best filled with close-ups and awkward staging. I've used the word awkward twice now, but it sums it up. If you see this movie, beware. You will have that weird feeling in your stomach. It is awkwardness. Awkwardness that you spent money on this experience. Awkwardness about how to leave the theater discreetly. Don't worry. You aren't alone. Everyone else will have it too.


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