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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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Tom Kuntz (as James Kleiner), Mike Maguire (as James Kleiner)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Chacón Daniel Chacón ... Young American / Cock Puncher
Ken Takemoto ... Sensei
Steven Seagal ... Cock Puncher
Don McManus ... Dennis McCormick
Kate Fuglei ... Dolores McCormick
Abigail Mavity ... Roseanne McCormick
Reid Weaver Reid Weaver ... Dennis McCormick, Jr.
Brian Powell ... Typical Neighbor Husband
Adele Robbins Adele Robbins ... Typical Neighbor Wife
Jason L. Miller Jason L. Miller ... Sooty Firefighter
Brendon Baerg Brendon Baerg ... Sooty Child
Len Cariou ... Norm Archer
Larissa Laskin ... Dana Dobbs
Scott Klace ... Kip Kendall
Barbara Pilavin ... 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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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

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English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

7 January 2008 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Onion Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Liz Anne has a cut on the left side of her forehead which disappears when Armed gunman is promoted to customer advisor. See more »

Quotes

[singing]
Melissa Cherry: When you love me right up front, you know that I don't mind. But what I really want is for you, to take me from behind. I don't mind, no. I don't mind. Take me from be-hi-i-i-ind...
Melissa Cherry: Are you ready? Mmmm. Down on my knees. Baby, when we kiss, my heart just skips a beat. And when you hold my hand, oh, I can hardly speak. But there's one kinda lovin' that I can't do face to face. So, let me give you some affection - just below your waist. Oh, yeah! I'm down on my knees for you. I'm begging...
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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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Featured in An American Carol (2008) See more »

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Shoot Your Love All Over Me
Written by Asche & Spencer
Performed by Lisa Marie Furth
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Monty Python, American Style
26 June 2008 | by scoochie9See all my reviews

This movie possesses that rarest of combinations: utter brilliance and unbridled stupidity. Obviously, nothing can compare to Monty Python's Flying Circus, but The Onion Movie's creators were plainly big fans of that show, and succeeded in delivering "something completely different".

While this movie is chock full of current-societal satire (which Python never was), it uses the clever segues to new scenes, the reappearance of characters you'd just about forgotten, and the absolute Absurdity (it has to be capitalized!) that those wonderful Brits mastered decades ago.

The Onion Movie is not a regular movie. If you insist on plot, and/or are easily offended, this movie is not for you. But if you're in the mood for laughing about cultural stereotypes, or people with enough humor to parody themselves (you rock Steven Seagal!), or just enjoying the ride through countless ridiculously silly situations (God bless you, Armed Gunman), you might want to take a peek at The Onion Movie.

Do you have the balls?


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