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Kabluey (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 June 2007 (USA)
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Inept Salman comes to help his sister-in-law tend to his holy terror nephews while Salman's brother is off fighting in Iraq. Salman must take a humiliating job as a giant blue corporate ... See full summary »

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Scott Prendergast
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Kudrow ... Leslie
Scott Prendergast ... Salman
Christine Taylor ... Betty
Conchata Ferrell ... Kathleen
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Brad
Chris Parnell ... Frank
Teri Garr ... Suze
Angela Sarafyan ... Ramona
Patricia Buckley ... Elizabeth P.
Cameron Wofford Cameron Wofford ... Cameron
Landon Henninger Landon Henninger ... Lincoln
Raquel Gavia Raquel Gavia ... Esme
Bill Toney Bill Toney ... Thermos Man
Nick Holden ... Leonard
Matt Hensarling Matt Hensarling ... Jared
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Storyline

Inept Salman comes to help his sister-in-law tend to his holy terror nephews while Salman's brother is off fighting in Iraq. Salman must take a humiliating job as a giant blue corporate mascot in order to help make ends meet and hold the family together. Written by Ryan Peterson

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every family has a black sheep. This one is blue.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual material including a crude reference, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Каблуи See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,373, 6 July 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$83,398, 26 October 2008
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Whitewater Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The characters "Cameron" and "Lincoln" are based on Director Scott Prendergast's real-life nephews Wilson and Logan. The real boys appear alongside the child actors portraying them, in the large birthday party scene. See more »

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The US Army (and the Reserve Component of each branch of the US Military) actually has a mechanism in place to prevent the problem Leslie faces in the film. Leslie states that her husband is deployed with the Army National Guard (a Reserve Component of the US Army) and that if she does not return to work soon, her children will lose their health insurance. Part of her husband's mobilization training would have included a briefing for the unit's spouses on the benefits they (and their children) would be entitled to while their Soldiers were deployed, including enrollment in the (free) military family health insurance program Tricare. Even if Leslie chose not to attend the briefing, her husband would have been aware of the availability of Tricare to her and the children (and would have told her about it). Even if by some calamity he didn't tell her about Tricare, someone from the unit's family support organization (the Family Readiness Group) would have told Leslie about the availability of Tricare. See more »

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Leslie: Do you want the tent?
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Features Caligula (1979) See more »

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Supercool indie
4 June 2009 | by genofosterSee all my reviews

My favorite kind of films have often been small, independent gems like this one, films that are the unique visions of under financed directors and not the bloated studios.

First, Lisa Kudrow. I liked Friends, but I wasn't crazy about it. That's why she was such a surprise to me here. Her character is initially unlikeable, but once you see why she does the what she does, she becomes sympathetic. Her scene when she walks away from the motel room fight is fantastic. She's hurt, her life is crumbling, and you feel for her. She's hateful and funny, a really good performance.

And newcomer Scott Prendergast, co-star, writer and director does a unique turn here as the black-sheep weirdo who becomes a kind of superhero that saves the family. I can't wait to see what he does next.

If you're expecting some stupid comedy, skip this and rent Mall Cop. If you want something unexpected, unusual and funny, give Kabluey a shot.


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