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My Name Is Bruce (2007)

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Mistaken for his character Ash from the 'Evil Dead' trilogy, Bruce Campbell is forced to fight a real monster in a small Oregon town.

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Bruce Campbell

Writer:

Mark Verheiden

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Campbell ... Bruce Campbell
Grace Thorsen ... Kelly Graham
Taylor Sharpe Taylor Sharpe ... Jeff
Ted Raimi ... Mills Toddner / Wing / Sign Painter
Ben McCain ... Mayor
Ellen Sandweiss ... Cheryl
Timothy Patrick Quill Timothy Patrick Quill ... Frank (as Tim Quill)
Dan Hicks ... Dirt Farmer
Logan Martin Logan Martin ... Clayton
Ali Akay Ali Akay ... Little Debbie
Ariel Badenhop Ariel Badenhop ... Big Debbie
James J. Peck James J. Peck ... Guan-Di / Cavealien Monster
Jen Brown Jen Brown ... Petra (as Jennifer Brown)
Kurt Rauf Kurt Rauf ... Cinematographer
Michael Kallio Michael Kallio ... Hack Director / Annoyed Townie (as Mike Kallio)
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Storyline

Four teenage kids from the tiny mining town of Gold Lick vandalize a nineteenth-century cemetery of Chinese laborers when one of them disturbs a demon who's been guarding the souls of 100 workers killed in a cave-in. Jeff, the surviving teen, goes in search of his hero, over-the-hill B-movie star, Bruce Campbell. Jeff kidnaps the actor and brings him to Gold Lick to save the town. Bruce thinks it's a birthday treat engineered by his agent, so he plays along, humoring the townsfolk and chatting up Jeff's unimpressed mom. Bodies pile up as the demon slashes. What will the sorry, boozy Bruce do when he realizes that Guan-Di, the demon, is for real? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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When an ancient curse is unleashed on a small town, who will they call to save the day? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There are many mentions and references to Bruce Campbell's other films. Examples are phrases 'sugar baby', 'groovy' and 'boomstick' along with name checking of people like Sam Raimi (director of the 'Evil Dead' trilogy). See more »

Goofs

Film crew clearly reflected in Bruce's aluminum trailer when he returns home from Gold Lick. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: A group of teenagers unwittingly unleashed Guan-Di, the Chinese god of war and protector of the dead. And unless you help us stop him, he will kill every one of us!
Bruce Campbell: Okay, settle down. I'm gonna give you some advice, okay? Keep it under a million and a half, get one name actor, and if you go straight to DVD, you might break even. Now fuck off!
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Crazy Credits

Cutscenes from the movie while the McCain brothers (the Mayor and the sheriff) sing "The Legend of Guandi"; then, a new scene at the end of the credits. See more »

Connections

References Spider-Man (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Legend of Guandi
Written by Ben McCain and Butch McCain
Performed by The McCain Brothers
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No way a Bruce classic.
1 December 2008 | by ElijahCSkuggsSee all my reviews

Fanboy is a term used to describe any individual who is devoted to a single subject in an emotional or fanatical manner, or to a single point of view within that subject, often to the point where it is considered an obsession.

There was a day when I considered myself a Bruce Campbell fanboy. I've seen 90% of his movies, own posters and even a talking Bruce Campbell doll. Hell, I just remembered my ringtone to this day is quotes from Army of Darkness. But I realized after watching this movie, I'm not one. I never really backed up his weaker movies and honestly I didn't even enjoy Running Time. Which Bruce I guess holds some love for. Anywho, after only the beginning scene of MNisB I instantly realized this wouldn't be my cup of tea. And the biggest reason why, the amateur level seriously shows. The supporting actors (most of them) and the writing are just so damn unimpressive. The flick completely relied on Bruce to save the day. But with writing this weak, that's no easy chore.

The story itself is kinda cool, especially when we heard about it 5 years ago....or whenever the hell it first got buzz. Bruce is called upon for help, but fails miserably to live up to his legendary hero status. That's funny, and still is. But the movie didn't do that justice very well. I can only remember myself smirking a handful of times, and that's no joke. And probably a couple of the smirks were because of Grace Thorsen's massive boobs. Talking about a total babe.

This isn't to dismay anyone from seeing it, especially Bruce fans, since there are tons of nods and hidden jokes, but if you also can control your giddiness and fanboyisms (?), you'll see this film isn't a Bruce classic And the moron who said "if you like Bubba Ho-Tep, you'll love this." Wow, that is so off. Bubba Ho-Tep is ten times the movie this is. Which is a damn shame, because Bruce fanboys waited a while to see this one. I may still be a Bruce fanboy to some people, but I'll be the first to say this was one weak Bruce outing. 6 outta 10 for the Bruce swearing, the big, bouncing bosoms on Grace, and the handful of jokes that worked.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Medford, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,432, 2 November 2008

Gross USA:

$173,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,066
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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