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Middle Man (2016)

MiddleMan (original title)
TV-MA | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 9 June 2017 (USA)
Lenny Freeman is a straight-laced old-school accountant with a dream; to become a famous stand-up comedian. The problem is he's not very funny. Not even close. When his mother dies, leaving... See full summary »

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Ned Crowley

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Ned Crowley

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Credited cast:
Jim O'Heir ... Lenny
Andrew J. West ... Hitch
Josh McDermitt ... T-Bird
Anne Dudek ... Grail
Tracey Walter ... Father Ricky / Lil J
Robert Catrini ... Jake
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbo K. Adler Barbo K. Adler ... Lenny's Mom
Jocelyn Ayanna ... Evelyn
Chairman Barnes ... Francis
T'Shaun Barrett T'Shaun Barrett ... Rocko
Danny Belrose ... Tommy the Biker
Ryan Budds ... Talk Show Guest
Patrick Cannon Patrick Cannon ... Bagman
Linna Carter ... Cop
Dan Considine ... Gas Station Guy
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Lenny Freeman is a straight-laced old-school accountant with a dream; to become a famous stand-up comedian. The problem is he's not very funny. Not even close. When his mother dies, leaving him nothing but debt and her '53 Oldsmobile, Lenny hits the road to chase his dream in Vegas and auditioning for Monte Guy's annual "Stand-Up Stand-Off". Along the way (and against his better judgment) Lenny picks up a mysterious traveler named "Hitch" and his trip quickly turns from bad to worse when they stop at a small-town bar. Lenny jumps on stage as a warm-up act, but a run-in with a heckler leads to murder. Now with a dead body in his trunk, Lenny and Hitch are on the run. As the body count piles up, Lenny tries to free himself from his psychotic sidekick and escape to Vegas with the girl of his dreams. But Hitch won't shake so easily. They've got a contract. And the devil is in the details...literally. Not to mention the fact that all this blood and mayhem is having a strange side-effect on... Written by Ned Crowley

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Middle Man Won the Grand Jury Prize for New American Cinema at Its World Siff Premiere. the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival. See more »

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It's funny until someone gets hurt
11 October 2017 | by rtakers-71291See all my reviews

There's an old joke that about something "being funny until someone gets poked in the eye. Then it's really funny." That sums up the plight of poor Lenny, played by Jim O'Heir, star of Parks and Rec. A poor sad sack who gets in deeper than he ever imagined was possible. And then, as the joke goes, it's really funny. First time director Ned Crowley has a deft hand at writing great characters and then bringing them to life. He's also managed to create a piece of film on a shoestring that looks like it cost millions.


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