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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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... Himself / Interviewee - Actor
Lily Hardy ... Herself / Interviewee
Pita Ray ... Herself / Interviewee
Micki Knox ... Herself / Interviewee
Tommy Bice ... Himself / Interviewee - Superintendent, Alexander City Schools
Lila Graves ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Friend
Laura Gulledge ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Friend
Merry Hardy ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Ex-Wife
Barbara H. Young ... Herself / Interviewee - Mayor of Alexander City
Mary Ann Hardy ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Mother
Wade Jones ... Himself / Interviewee - Convenience Store Owner
Bill Hardy ... Himself / Interviewee - George's Father
Mollie Barrett ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Sister
... Himself - Actor, Director
Jason Steadman ... Himself / 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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$5,503, 25 April 2010, Limited Release

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$103,194, 12 September 2010
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George Hardy: I was in a movie called Troll 2.
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Worth the Risk
24 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Every year, Wellington has a film festival and puts out a brochure with brief synopses of the films that will be shown. Something about the idea of a guy trying to track down the cast which he shared a movie with many years earlier appealed. It took a while to convince my other half that we should go and see a film about a horror film which neither of us had seen and had atrocious reviews on IMDb.

It was a risk.

However, it was a risk that with the benefit of hindsight I was very glad that we both took. Knowledge of the erstwhile Troll 2 was not necessary as the film is interspersed with relevant sections of the original movie as and when required.

I can only imagine that the previous reviewer has no sense of humour or has something against this film, because what I saw was one of the funniest films I'd seen in years. Some of the comic timing is absolutely perfect, as, for example, one of the cast members of Troll 2 is indulging in some ego massage only for the film maker to capture a telling glance or bemused expression from an onlooker.

At the screening, the director was present and took part in a Q&A after the fact. A question was somewhat rudely asked as to whether the director felt it was right to degrade his former colleagues in such a way, by displaying their insecurities, idiosyncrasies and foibles on celluloid. I, however, give this critic short shrift. With the potential exception of the director of the original Troll 2, these people have volunteered to be part of this film, and I found myself laughing along with these people rather than at them.

All in all, you won't find a much more amusing documentary to watch than this. Whether you are interested in the subject matter or not is largely unimportant. If you see this film advertised at a cinema, in a rental shop on DVD or maybe in your TV listings then make sure you too take the risk to see it. It'll be worth it.


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