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.


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


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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A pothead, a photographer, a P.I., a talk show host, an actor, a model, a porn star, a Jewish gangster, and the Russian Mob all seek one thing... Money.
11 October 2011 | by filmbuffksSee all my reviews

Quirky characters in eccentric intertwining story lines that delivers a near Elmore Leonard- ish type of flick (Get Shorty, Out of Sight, etc.). A pothead, a photographer, a P.I., a talk show host, an actor, a model, a porn star, a Jewish gangster, and the Russian Mob all seek one thing... Money. Top notch acting from notable talent and brand new faces that are sure to appear in future films. The directing and cinematography was the film's only lackluster quality, but for novice filmmaker's, a great first step into feature films. I highly recommend this movie. Evan Peters is a stroke of genius, and occasionally, strokes a genius. Be on the look out for future performances from this kid.

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Release Date:

26 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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