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The Dick Knost Show (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | September 2013 (Canada)
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The Dick Knost Show is a comedic, character based story that satirizes sportstalk culture. Dick, 43, prickly, acerbic sportstalk host battles hard to hold his job. His chair. His mic. His ... See full summary »

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Bruce Sweeney

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Bruce Sweeney
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Credited cast:
Tom Scholte Tom Scholte ... Dick Knost
Gabrielle Rose ... Kelly
Jillian Fargey ... Claire
Tom Butler ... Matt
Paul Skrudland Paul Skrudland ... Neil
Alexandra Staseson Alexandra Staseson ... Jane
Qelsey Zeeper Qelsey Zeeper ... Erin
Zak Santiago ... Rico
David Lovgren David Lovgren ... Simon
Laara Sadiq ... Sadie
Cam Cronin Cam Cronin ... Ken
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John Cassini ... David
Nicole Yukiko Sekiya Nicole Yukiko Sekiya ... Rico's Fan
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The Dick Knost Show is a comedic, character based story that satirizes sportstalk culture. Dick, 43, prickly, acerbic sportstalk host battles hard to hold his job. His chair. His mic. His life. Problem is, Dick's pathologically impulsive. He sends inappropriate tweets, inappropriate comments, and chronically does the wrong thing at the wrong time. This leads to enemies, CLAIRE, network executive, or SIMON, a rival host, who want to get Dick out of his chair. Permanently. Fortunately KELLY, 56, the show's producer, has Dick's back. But now Dick's in crisis, he faces his biggest challenge yet. Dick, an advocate of tough hockey, and dismissive of the dangers of concussions, ironically suffers a severe concussion playing squash. He can't remember a thing. Dick has to fight to get his show back. He has to battle to overcome his physical disability in order to win back his chair, his mic. His life. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Canada

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English

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September 2013 (Canada) See more »

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Hoser See more »

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Knost Films See more »
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well written, witty, consistent and truly funny
3 August 2014 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

Outside of hockey, women's bodies and himself, there isn't much room in the head of radio sports talk host Dick Knost. When upper management decides diversification is the key to future success, they pounce on an insensitive tweet sent from Knost's Twitter account, ask him to take a break and hire a replacement host whose main concern is (shudder) soccer. Things go from bad to worse when Dick, who rages against hockey players that suffer from concussions, experiences one himself. His hard driving yet sympathetic boss is adept at keeping the peace with management, yet Dick may have gone too far this time or, with his concussion, be in no position to return. It may be that I enjoy the genre more than most, yet this film, despite its low budget, is well written, witty, consistent and truly funny. The actors, who said as much after the performance, really had fun making the film and it showed in and enlivened their performances. Above all I saw, despite all his errors, a bit of myself in Dick Knost and supported him when he pleaded with people to "say what they mean." Seen at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.


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