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Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Movie 10 February 2016
Funny or Die presents a satirical rendition of Donald J. Trump's 1987 best selling business book, The Art of the Deal.

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... Donald J. Trump
... Ron Howard
... Jerry Schrager
... Walter Hoving
... Merv Griffin
... Der Scutt
... Ivana Trump
... Ed Koch
... Barron Hilton
... Doc Brown
... Gloria
... Pete Rozelle
... Roy Cohn
... Le Club Boss
... Hobo Oracle
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Donald J. Trump has it all. Money, power, respect, and an Eastern European bride. But all his success didn't come for nothing. First, he inherited millions of dollars from his rich father, then he grabbed New York City by the balls. Now you can learn the art of negotiation, real estate, and high-quality brass in this illuminating made-for-TV special feature, Funny Or Die Presents Donald Trump's The Art Of The Deal: The Movie. Written by Anonymous

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The Trump cards, which are prominently mentioned in the movie, are featured in chapter two of the original book "Art Of The Deal". The chapter is called "Trump Cards - The Elements of the Deal". There are eleven cards, of which nine are mentioned in the movie (including "Have Fun"). The card "Enchance Your Location" was changed in the movie to "Improve your location" and "Protect the downside" was originally in the book called "Protect the Downside and the Upside will take care of itself". See more »

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Video was supposedly made in 1988, but it's in 16:9 aspect ratio, which was not used in broadcast TV until the late 90s. See more »

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Donald J. Trump: Mr. Gorbatchev, tear down this wall. I can build you a much nicer one.
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Some of the characters appearing in this fake TV Movie may be based on real people, but we took huge liberties and basically made a bunch of stuff up for laughs. With the exception of Alf. He is not real. He is a puppet, and Melmac is not a real planet. And if Melmac was real, it doesn't exist anymore because it exploded. Anyway, even if Alf really lived, he probably wouldn't have been Donald Trump's best man as the filmmakers don't think they would have been that close. May be would have been an user at the wedding or the DJ at the reception? Doesn't matter. See more »

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References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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The Art of the Deal
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Lyrics by Owen Burke and Joe Randazzo
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More fun than funny
13 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Context: I am not American, and do not live in the US.

In many ways, this could be compared to the 2015 HBO TV-movie 7 Days in Hell. It's essentially a long skit based around one central idea, featuring a number of celebrity cameos. It's something where those involved obviously must have had great fun making it, and that joy is transferred to the viewer.

There is also a case to be made for a comparison between this and 2015s Kung Fury. Both rely heavily on replicating (and exaggerating) the looks and feel of popular media from a former decade (specifically the 80s).

While I can not be sure about their motives, it's easy to imagine that the people involved with this meant this as a sort of satirical reflection over Trump's character, or as an comedic attack on him. Because of Trump's way of handling his legacy and public image (basically not caring), this is not a very successful game plan. And because the caricature of Trump in this movie is (sadly) believable, it never becomes all that funny.


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