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Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Drama | 14 March 2009 (USA)
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A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hardy ... Self / Interviewee - Actor
Lily Hardy Lily Hardy ... Self / Interviewee
Pita Ray Pita Ray ... Self / Interviewee
Micki Knox Micki Knox ... Self / Interviewee
Tommy Bice Tommy Bice ... Self / Interviewee - Superintendent, Alexander City Schools
Lila Graves Lila Graves ... Self / Interviewee - George's Friend
Laura Gulledge Laura Gulledge ... Self / Interviewee - George's Friend
Merry Hardy Merry Hardy ... Self / Interviewee - George's Ex-Wife
Barbara H. Young Barbara H. Young ... Self / Interviewee - Mayor of Alexander City
Mary Ann Hardy Mary Ann Hardy ... Self / Interviewee - George's Mother
Wade Jones Wade Jones ... Self / Interviewee - Convenience Store Owner
Bill Hardy Bill Hardy ... Self / Interviewee - George's Father
Mollie Barrett Mollie Barrett ... Self / Interviewee - George's Sister
Michael Paul Stephenson ... Self - Actor, Director
Jason Steadman Jason Steadman ... Self / Interviewee - Actor
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In 1989, unwitting Utah actors starred in the undisputed Worst Movie in History: TROLL 2. Two decades later, the legendarily inept film's child star unravels the improbable, heartfelt story of an Alabama dentist-turned-cult movie icon and an Italian filmmaker who come to terms with this genuine, internationally revered cinematic failure. Written by Anonymous

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The Story Behind The Worst Movie Ever Made - "Troll 2"


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Trivia

Director Michael Paul Stephenson came up with the documentary when he was getting into filmmaking, and knowing that Troll 2 had a massive fan base. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
George Hardy: I was in a movie called Troll 2.
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Connections

References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat
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Performed by George Hardy, Margo Prey, and Michael Paul Stephenson
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A delightful surprise
14 May 2010 | by ncoxny-1See all my reviews

I saw the infamous "Troll 2" many years ago on Cinemax or HBO or somewhere. It was a prime example of the "so bad it's funny" category. Every now and then I'd describe the crazy ending and horrible acting to friends, but for the most part it stayed below my radar.

Then I read a review about "Best Worst Movie", co-directed by the actor who played the kid. I didn't know that "Troll 2" had such a furious following. The film is being four walled at the Village East Cinema this week, and I thought I'd check it out. I expected that I would be one of the few people there. Imagine my surprise when there was a line to get in!

I thought the movie was a delight! Most of the actors in the film have moved on and take there odd notoriety in stride. The woman who played the mother, however, thinks that "Troll 2" is on par with "Cassablanca". The director, who seems to think he's the heir to Fellini's throne, genuinely thinks he made a great film and a parable about modern society. Still, everyone seems to have had a great time making this film. Like "Ed Wood", "Best Worst Movie" celebrates the people who made the movie. They may not have made a great movie, or even a good movie, but they did SOMETHING that has endured.


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14 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,503, 25 April 2010

Gross USA:

$109,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,895
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