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The Onion Movie (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 7 January 2008 (Brazil)
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Satirical interpretations of world events and curious human behavior.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Chacón ... Young American / Cock Puncher
... Sensei
... Cock Puncher
... Dennis McCormick
... Dolores McCormick
... Roseanne McCormick
Reid Weaver ... Dennis McCormick, Jr.
... Typical Neighbor Husband
... Typical Neighbor Wife
Jason L. Miller ... Sooty Firefighter
Brendon Baerg ... Sooty Child
... Norm Archer
... Dana Dobbs
... Kip Kendall
... Alzheimers Old Lady
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Storyline

We watch the Onion News, America's Finest News Source, with Dana Dobbs, Senior Correspondent Kip Kendall, and award-winning anchor Norm Archer. In addition to watching the news, we see the program's commercials, some commentary on the film as it proceeds, and we watch some terrorists in training. Behind the scenes, Onion News's corporate owner, Global Tetrahedron, seeks synergy by promoting its other products within Norm's news broadcast. Norm doesn't like it, especially when a toy penguin (think Energizer Bunny) waddles across his desk promoting a Global Tetrahedron film starring Steven Seagal. But Norm may end up needing Steven's help. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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America's finest news source.

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Originally filmed in late 2003, this was subsequently shelved for many years and never released theatrically (allegedly after poor test screening). Finally released directly to DVD in June 2008. See more »

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In the scene they are playing the board game and one of the guys is drinking "Hawaiian punch" the level of the drink goes from full to empty back to full. See more »

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Norm Archer: The internet went down for three hours this morning, plunging the nation into productivity. The outage, which caused major work startages from New York to California, prevented an estimated 120 million American employees from messing around on the web at work.
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Crazy Credits

Watch after the credits as Norm Archer comes on screen sitting at his news-desk saying "For the Onion News, this is Norm Archer. Fuck you and Good Night". See more »

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Spoofs Cruising (1980) See more »

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Take Me From Behind
Written by Asche & Spencer
Performed by Lisa Marie Furth
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Big fan of the Onion, but this movie just isn't very good
4 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

I bought this without really hearing anything about it. And why not - I'm a huge fan of The Onion, own all the books, etc. I just love their witty, overly-sarcastic take on everyday life.

However, sometimes what's funny in print doesn't necessarily translate well to video. And in the case of this (circa 2003) movie, none of it does. In short, it's simply not funny - in fact, it's almost painful in its stupidity.

If you need a video onion fix, check out the Onion news network on their site - at least that has its moments (they've obviously learned how to do it a lot better since this movie). But if you are expecting the same sharp, smart humor of the website, you will not find it in this movie. Save your money.


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