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Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (2011)

Unrated | | Documentary, Comedy, Drama | 25 August 2011 (USA)
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When two friends tape-recorded the fights of their violently noisy neighbors, they accidentally created one of the world's first 'viral' pop-culture sensations.

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Matthew Bate

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Matthew Bate
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Lee Sausage ... Himself (as Eddie) (as 'Eddie Lee Sausage')
Mitch Deprey Mitch Deprey ... Mitchell D (as Mitch) (as 'Mitchell D')
Daniel Clowes ... Himself - Comic Artist
Ivan Brunetti Ivan Brunetti ... Himself - Comic Artist
Mike Mitchell ... Himself - Film Director
Robert Mothersbaugh Robert Mothersbaugh ... Himself - DEVO (as Bob Mothersbaugh)
Ursula Mothersbaugh Ursula Mothersbaugh ... Herself
Henry S. Rosenthal ... Himself - Film Producer (as Henry Rosenthal) (as Henry S. Rosenthal)
Tony Newton Tony Newton ... Himself
Mark Gunderson Mark Gunderson ... Himself - Radio Host - The Sound of Plaid (as Trademark G) (as Mark Gunderson aka Trademark G)
Christy Brand Christy Brand ... Herself (as Frillypants) (as Christy Brand aka Frillypants)
Gregg Gibbs ... Himself - Artist / Playwright
David Stein David Stein ... Himself
Dan Augustine Dan Augustine ... Himself - Fan
Doug Levy Doug Levy ... Himself - Obsessive Fan (as Doug Levy) (as Douglas Levy)
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In 1987 San Francisco, Eddie Lee Sausage and Mitch Deprey began recording the squabbles of their stranger than fiction neighbors, the bigoted Raymond Huffman and the out and proud Peter Haskett. The recital of the pair's outrageous reality quickly took on a life of its own. This darkly funny documentary chronicles the history of Raymond and Peter, as well as what happened to former slackers Eddie and Mitch, who paint a picture of not only their outrageous neighbors, but also of San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood in the late 1980s. Interviews with others who were influenced by the recordings document their broad influence on a variety of artists, near and far. Written by TrivWhiz

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shut Up Little Man! See more »

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Gross USA:

$23,901

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,901
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Color (90% of the film)| Black and White (archive footage)
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Trivia

First feature to be made and released from the South Australian Film Corporation's FilmLab initiative. See more »

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Archival Material "The Shut Up Little Man!" recordings © 1994, 1996, 1998, 2008 Shut Up Little Man LLC See more »

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Features Shut Yer Dirty Little Mouth (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Shut Up Little Man!
Written by Robert Mothersbaugh
Performed by Devo's The Wipeouters (as DEVO's Wipeouters)
© 2007 Tone Casualties / Gabor Csupo
and Cleopatra Records
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disturbing, hypnotic, unbelievable, bizarre, funny, pathetic
2 March 2013 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

this documentary left me feeling giddy but cold. the recollections of ivan and daniel are the best and most human part of this film. the telling of the pete & ray story is a bit creepy, but i just couldn't stop watching.

it's all real and that is what is so disturbing about this story. two humans treating one another like trash yet the watcher or listener finds it entertaining and at moments a brilliant use of the English language in phrases. i must admit i had to laugh along with the thousands of others - but it's an uneasy laugh!

this flick is also a wonderful look into the pre-internet subcultures and how it spread nationwide. fascinating! and they also bring up the legal ramifications in their story!

it's worth watching. they did a good job. it does get to a boring part, but stick with it as that is very short then the pace picks up.


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