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Little Big Top (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 October 2006 (USA)
An aging out of work clown returns to his small hometown, resigned to spend the rest of his days in a drunken stupor. But when his passion for clowning is reawakened by the local amateur circus he finds his smile.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Seymour
... Bob
Hollis Resnik ... Aggie
... Pike
... Ernest
Travis Betz ... Tavis / Flop
Devin Barry ... Nathan / Flip
Joanne Lee Bennett ... Pam / Sparkles
Bryant M. Bennett ... Dave / Honking Harry
Lloyd L. Hill ... Lloyd / Mad Maestro (as Dr. Lloyd L. Hill)
Kelly Voss ... Liquor Store Clerk
Pat Kelly ... Landlord
Dorothy Kelly ... Gift Shop Lady
Edward Kelly ... Gift Shop Man
Bruce Embrey ... Ring Master
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An aging out of work clown returns to his small hometown, resigned to spend the rest of his days in a drunken stupor. But when his passion for clowning is reawakened by the local amateur circus he finds his smile.

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Be a Clown.

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Comedy

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$240,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,028, 31 October 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,072, 6 November 2008
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Character study of a chain smoking, chain boozing, clown .............
30 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Although the idea of casting Sid Haig as a clown is intriguing, the character he plays is pathetic. Watching Haig chain smoke, and booze his way through 89 minutes becomes a downright tedious downer. The setting in Peru Indiana, amateur circus capital, is perfect. The acting by Haig, and always dependable Richard Riehle, is good. The problem is that there just isn't enough of a story. Such slight material of a washed up clown's attempted "recovery" from alcohol addiction might make a suitable short, but as a feature film it unacceptable. I wanted to like it, but for a film about clowns, there are minimal laughs, and the buildup to "Seymour Smiles" big performance actually goes nowhere. - MERK


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