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Best Worst Movie (2009)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hardy ... Himself / Interviewee - Actor
Lily Hardy Lily Hardy ... Herself / Interviewee
Pita Ray Pita Ray ... Herself / Interviewee
Micki Knox Micki Knox ... Herself / Interviewee
Tommy Bice Tommy Bice ... Himself / Interviewee - Superintendent, Alexander City Schools
Lila Graves Lila Graves ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Friend
Laura Gulledge Laura Gulledge ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Friend
Merry Hardy Merry Hardy ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Ex-Wife
Barbara H. Young Barbara H. Young ... Herself / Interviewee - Mayor of Alexander City
Mary Ann Hardy Mary Ann Hardy ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Mother
Wade Jones Wade Jones ... Himself / Interviewee - Convenience Store Owner
Bill Hardy Bill Hardy ... Himself / Interviewee - George's Father
Mollie Barrett Mollie Barrett ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Sister
Michael Paul Stephenson ... Himself - Actor, Director
Jason Steadman 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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Not Rated

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

14 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Najbolji loš film See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,503, 25 April 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$103,194, 12 September 2010
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Color
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George Hardy: I was in a movie called Troll 2.
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References The Singles Ward (2002) 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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Where the heck is Creedence?
14 July 2012 | by oowawaSee all my reviews

Although I love Troll 2, I cannot concur with the general consensus that it is even close to the "worst movie ever made." (For that honor, you have to look at something that takes itself really seriously, with pretenses to high art, like a "film" by Godard). Troll 2 is a nutty little comedy with a ridiculous plot, silly dialog and amateurish costumes, and, as such, I really enjoyed it. It's fun.

IMHO, the main fault of this good-natured and generally excellent documentary is its failure to mention Deborah Reed, whose way over-the-top portrayal of veggie villainess and hippie druid Queen "Creedence Leonor Gielgud" is the wacky heart of the movie. She morphs from maniac priestess to gorgeous Elvira-like vamp whose hotness can literally pop corn (in the film's most overtly comic scene). Did Deborah Reed ask to be excluded from the documentary? (She does have an incomplete website). Was there a conflict between the documentary's creator and the actress? The documentary's failure to make any mention of Reed causes a real WTF moment. Anyway, Deborah was a doll, full of manic comic energy, and I was surprised to see that her career as a film actress seems to be limited to Troll 2. What happened to her? We want to know! But all-in-all, I am very grateful for Troll 2, and for Michael Stephenson's delightful documentary. Both of these films have made my life a marginally happier place. Bravo! And hang in there Margo! I really sympathize with your feelings about crappy neighbors!


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