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Remarkable Power (2008)

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A late night talk show host masterminds an elaborate scheme to save his canceled show and avenge his wife's affair, entangling an eclectic collection of tinsel towners in the process.

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Brandon Beckner
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Whitney Able ... Candy
Tom Arnold ... Van Hagen
Jordan Belfi ... Skip
Sandra Hess ... Cynthia West
Dulé Hill ... Reggie
Kip Pardue ... Preston
Evan Peters ... Ross
Jack Plotnick ... Moses
Johnny Messner ... Doug Wade
Kevin Nealon ... Jack West
Bob Sapp ... Tiny
Christopher Titus ... JP Zahn
Steve Vinovich ... Bill
Nora Zehetner ... Athena
Lisa Arturo ... Trish
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With the plug about to be pulled on his late night talk show after a fifteen year run, and his wife engaged in a steamy affair with a pro baseball star, host Jack West is desperate - to keep aflame his fading celebrity, and avenge the misdeeds of his adulterous spouse. With the clock ticking, Jack concocts the mother of all media stunts, killing two birds with one unforgettable stone on the road to redemption. The scheme entangles an eclectic collection of colorful locals navigating their way through unpredictable twists and turns. A plump private eye teams with a macabre webmistress to investigate the strange disappearance of a dead body. A glassy-eyed cheddar head falls prey to a phony get-rich-quick guru. Imperiled actors embark on a quest for a fresh corpse. Cops in costume, a peculiar special effects make-up team, porn stars with dreams of stardom, a Jewish drug lord with very large brothers, Russian mobsters and others converge in this unique roller-coaster ride of comedy, ... Written by Scott Sampila

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Rated R for language, sexuality, violence and drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by T. Rex
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A Dark Comedy Worth Watching
24 March 2013 | by StarEterLotusSee all my reviews

A film that seems to be passed up and ignore, Remarkable Power is a low key genius piece of comedy. This film caught my eye at the local pawn shop and I couldn't seem to ignore it, even though I kept telling myself it looked like junk. However, with a stunning cast that features one of the best stand-up comedians, Christopher Tidus, and up and coming, rising American Horror Story star, Evan Peters, this is not a piece of junk. The film has a variety of scenarios and plots, each character has an obstacle to overcome and each has a not so responsible solution. Even though the other actors seem to have more credit as the film's main stars, Peters certainly is the most focused on and prominent character as the stoner nobody with a dream of remarkable power. He gets caught in a situation where he is going to be killed by an infomercial star he admires when he becomes the killer in a freak accident. It all unwinds from there with two wannabe sleuths (one of which an actress I recall from a favorite of mine, Brick), some Jewish mafia (?), and Christopher Tidus as the angel/devil over the shoulder role through Peter's imagination. The supposed "main" plot that acts as a side plot is that of a television anchor man, Tom Arnold, of whom has been given evidence of his wife's affair with a famous sportsman. He spends most of the film coming up with a way to get his revenge. The stories do intertwine and the ending is quite clever. Dark, witty, and with quirky characters, this film really is worth seeing.


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