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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 ... 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

Language:

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

Final on-screen appearance of Paul 'Mousie' Garner. The film was released four years after his death on August 8, 2004. 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 »

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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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References Network (1976) See more »

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Take Me From Behind
Written by Asche & Spencer
Performed by Lisa Marie Furth
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A string of skits, loosely woven into a back plot
5 June 2008 | by emdoubSee all my reviews

Very much like _Kentucky Fried Movie_ in construction, with most of the skits presented as news stories or commercials, in a plot about a news station that's been recently taken over by a giant corporation. Some bits are funnier than others, with a few running gags that recur throughout the movie.

Don't expect the most brilliant bits from the paper to be transformed into movie bits - it's closer to one of their good issues being written into a movie, with brilliant bits, so-so bits, and annoying bits.

Sure to offend almost anyone who's looking to be offended, it's just as sure to amuse anyone who's looking to be amused. I've seen far worse entertainment this year.


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