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Mascots (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy | 13 October 2016 (USA)
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A look into the world of competitive mascots.

Director:

Christopher Guest
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Woods ... Mike Murray
Wayne Wilderson ... Dr. Harper James
Sarah Baker ... Mindy Murray
Michael Hitchcock ... Langston Aubrey
Tom Bennett ... Owen Golly, Jnr.
Kerry Godliman ... Sarah Golly
Parker Posey ... Cindi Babineaux
Chris O'Dowd ... Tommy 'Zook' Zucarello
Suanne Spoke ... Cavaliers Owner's Wife
Steven M. Porter ... Cavaliers Owner
Christopher Moynihan ... Phil Mayhew
Hayes Mercure ... Football Player
John Michael Higgins ... Upton French
Maria Blasucci ... Jessica Mundt
Suzi Barrett ... 'Does This Smell Normal' Woman
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A look into the world of competitive mascots.

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From the sidelines to the spotlight.

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mascotas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Guest reprises his character Corky St Clair from 1996's Waiting For Guffman See more »

Goofs

Tommy 'Zook' Zucarello's facial wound changes from eyebrow to nose between scenes. See more »

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A.J. Blumquist: Well, my name is A.J. Blumquist, and I'm a former mascot, Danny the Donkey, and uh, I'm a judge this year for the Fluffies. For the two people that don't know, uh, Danny the Donkey, my mascot alter ego, was the first one to have an anatomically correct costume
[picture of donkey costume with large penis covered by large black bar]
A.J. Blumquist: . That lasted all of one game, caused a lot of controversy, but I have a lot of fans in Mexico, south of the border, Tasmania, Finland, and uh, I've had a lot of ...
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Being a Christopher Guest fan this is a painful review to write...
16 October 2016 | by Steve AndersonSee all my reviews

I have laughed outloud at Christopher Guest since his brief stint on Saturday Night Live, through "This Is Spinal Tap", "Waiting for Guffman", "Best in Show", and "A Mighty Wind", I anticipated the release of this movie for months believing that the premise was a winner.

Sadly, it was not to be. I only laughed a couple of times feeling like many of the gags were too mechanical and manipulative. Some of the characters had a few good lines but overall I was looking at the clock on the DVD player through much of the movie. Fred Willard, who generally steals every scene he is in really fell flat with his lack-luster performance. He appeared tired, bored, and out of touch--so at least he and I had those three things in common.

Sadly I cannot recommend this one. Painful to write, but avoid this one at all costs.


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