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That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

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Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dick Miller ... Himself
Lainie Miller ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gilbert Adler Gilbert Adler ... Himself
Allan Arkush ... Himself
Meiert Avis ... Himself
Belinda Balaski ... Herself
Ira Steven Behr Ira Steven Behr ... Himself
Kent Beyda Kent Beyda ... Himself
Steve Carver ... Himself
Julie Corman Julie Corman ... Herself
Roger Corman ... Himself
Joe Dante ... Himself
Jon Davison Jon Davison ... Himself
Fred Dekker ... Himself
David Del Valle David Del Valle ... Himself
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Dick Miller is the last of the great American character actors. Whether sharing the screen with Nicholson, DeNiro, Schwarzenegger or The Ramones, Dick has been stealing scenes since his screen debut in 1955. He has worked with some of the great directors: Scorsese, Corman, Fuller, Dante, Cameron, Demme and more. Every moviegoer knows his face, but few know his name and even fewer know his story - an aspiring writer turned accidental actor. For the first time, Dick Miller has allowed filmmakers incredible access to his life and home for this funny and unexpected story. Joining him are the directors, producers, co-stars and friends who have helped make him Hollywood's leading "that guy". Written by Anonymous

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After this movie, you'll know Dick.


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English

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7 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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$80,000 (estimated)
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The budget for this film was funded by an online campaign on the Kickstarter website. See more »

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Features Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) See more »

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Wonderful career retrospective
9 July 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THAT GUY DICK MILLER is a fitting career retrospective for long-term cult actor Dick Miller, who incredibly made his first movie in 1955 and hasn't looked back since. I've long been a fan of Miller and have seen him in plenty of classics like A BUCKET OF BLOOD, PIRANHA, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE TERMINATOR, plus all of those Joe Dante extravaganzas, so this was a case of 'filling in the blanks' for me.

What's most surprised about this documentary is how professional it looks for a film funded on Kickstarter. There's nary a slow moment as the film starts at the outset of Miller's career and goes through to the present day. The candid shots of an impossibly old Miller at home with his still beautiful wife and dog are wonderfully interspersed with clips illustrating his various movies: war films, westerns, horror flicks, comedies, sexploitation movies, they're all featured here. There's also a wealth of interview footage with famous faces who have worked with Miller, including a sprightly Roger Corman, Joe Dante, and many more, plus humour in spades. THAT GUY DICK MILLER is a fitting celebration of one of the screen's most underrated talents.


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