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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is an upcoming comedy film expected to be released sometime in December of 2007. The movie will star John C. Reilly as the famous musician Dewey Cox and Jenna Fischer as his wife Darlene. The movie will be a parody of musician biopics like Ray and Walk the Line. America loves Cox! But behind the music is the up-and-down-and-up-again story of a musician whose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n roll spiral, Cox (John C. Reilly) sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 kids and 14 stepkids, stars in his own 70s TV show, collects friends ranging from Elvis (Jack White) to The Beatles (Paul Rudd, Jack Black, Jason Schwartzman, Justin Long) to a chimp, and gets addicted to -- and then kicks -- every drug known to man... but despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman -- longtime backup singer Darlene (Jenna Fischer). ...,
Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British police action comedy film written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. They worked together previously on the 2004 motion picture Shaun of the Dead and the television series Spaced. It was directed by Edgar Wright and produced by Nira Park. Wright revealed that he wanted to write and direct a cop film because "there isn't really any tradition of cop films in the UK... We felt that every other country in the world had its own tradition of great cop action films and we had none."The film debuted on February 14, 2007 in the UK and 20 April in the US. Hot Fuzz received multiple positive reviews, earning a 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 81/100 from Metacritic. The total international box office gross reached $78,761,971 before its DVD premiere. Shortly after the film's release, two different soundtracks debuted in both the UK and US.Nicholas Angel, an extremely dedicated and over-achieving police officer in London's ...,
Happily N'Ever After is a 2007 computer-animated film based on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. It is a Vanguard Animation production, released by Lionsgate Films. The title is a variation/the opposite of happily ever after.
Released in theatres January 5 2007, the film stars voices of Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sigourney Weaver, George Carlin, Michael McShane, Andy Dick, Patrick Warburton and Wallace Shawn.
As the story begins, we are introduced to the idea that the Wizard controls all of the fairy tales and maintain the balance of good and evil in Fairy Tale Land. With the help of his assistants, the Wizard is checking to make sure that all the fairy tales under his care are "on track" to have their traditional happy endings. As we meet him, however, the Wizard is leaving for Scotland for a long-overdue vacation. He leaves the kingdom in the hands of his two assistants, the uptight Munk and the decidedly goofy Mambo.
Ella (better known as ...,
Reno 911!: Miami is a film based on Comedy Central's Reno 911! directed by cast-member Robert Ben Garant, who plays "Junior." It was released on February 23, 2007. The film opened at #4 with an estimated gross of $10.4 million. The movie opens outside of a building where terrorists are holding a nuclear bomb. The Reno, Nevada Sheriff's Department arrives in a helicopter to handle the situation. The main characters come off the helicopter wearing their tactical suits and carrying guns and ammo, except for Dep. Clementine Johnson (Wendi McLendon-Covey), who’s wearing a skimpy, revealing costume under a trench coat.
As the Sheriff's Department prepares for the mission, the agents overseeing the action notice their commanding officer is missing. Lt. Jim Dangle (Thomas Lennon) bursts into the scene on a motorcycle, wearing his trademark hot pants, only to crash after jumping a police car. Deputy Travis Junior (Ben Garant) then wakes up and realizes it was all a dream. He realizes...,
Another Gay Movie is a 2006 feature film, directed by Todd Stephens, humorously and satirically exploring gay coming of age through the lives of four gay male friends. Its plot is largely a parody of American Pie.
Protagonist Andy sits in class as everybody around him sits and does their own little thing. Andy is looking at something dreamily and we see that he's looking at his teacher's butt and penis. Mr. Puckov (Graham Norton) calls Andy up to the chalkboard. Seeing that Andy has an incredible erection, Mr. Puckov pulls down his pants and begins to engage in anal sex with Andy in front of a room full of students. The other students do not pay any attention and go about their previous engagement. Then we see that it was all just a day dream. We see Andy in his room masturbating, inserting a carrot into his buttocks. As Andy gets more into the fantasy, his mom (Lypsinka) then walks in to get all of his dirty laundry. She questions where Andy's gerbil "Sparky" has gone. As Andy...,
Scary Movie 4 is a fourth film of the Scary Movie franchise and is directed by David Zucker, written by Jim Abrahams, Craig Mazin and Pat Proft, and produced by Craig Mazin and Robert K. Weiss. It is distributed by The Weinstein Company via its Dimension Films unit in the US, and internationally by Buena Vista Distribution (Miramax). It was released on April 14, 2006.
Anna Faris and Regina Hall are back as the lovable, dim-witted Cindy Campbell and her self-serving, sex-crazed pal Brenda Meeks respectively. They are joined this time around by Craig Bierko as the cute, but utterly clueless, Tom Ryan. Together, they battle to save the world from a ruthless alien invasion. Cindy moves in next to Tom because she's taking care of an old lady. She finds out the house is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "triPods" are invading the world and Cindy has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.
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Farce of the Penguins is a 2007 direct-to-DVD parody film of the 2005 film March of the Penguins. The motion picture features Samuel L. Jackson as narrator, with the two main characters being voiced by Bob Saget, who also wrote and directed the movie, and Lewis Black. Several of Saget's former Full House co-stars also lent their voices to the film. Additional voices were provided by Tracy Morgan, Christina Applegate, James Belushi, Whoopi Goldberg, Dane Cook, Mo'Nique, and more. THINKFilm describes Farce of the Penguins as the story of "one penguin's search for love while on a 70-mile trek with his libidinous buddies on their way to a hedonistic mating ritual." Despite what the poster suggests, Farce of the Penguins is not an animated feature; it uses real footage of penguins. Bob Saget stated on The Howard Stern Show on January 29, 2007, Late Night with Conan O'Brien on January 30, 2007 and on Tom Green Live that he originally wanted to simply redub the documentary March of the...,
Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is a 2005 motion picture produced by five friends in a two-room flat with a small budget and the support of a few hundred fans and dozens of acquaintances. Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is the seventh production in the Star Wreck movie series, the first of professional quality and feature length. It is a dark science fiction comedy about domination of the world and the universe, and a parody of the Star Trek and Babylon 5 universes.Although the movie is a fan film at heart, many critics have favourably compared it with typical professionally produced science fiction films, in part because of the quality of the special effects and overall production. The film is available as an authorized and legal download on the Internet under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial license.Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning picks up where the previous movie, Star Wreck V: Lost Contact, left off. Captain James B. Pirk (Samuli Torssonen) is stranded with his crew...,
My Big Fat Independent Movie (2005) is an independent movie spoofing well-known independent films, such as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Memento, Swingers, Pulp Fiction, Magnolia, Amelie, Reservoir Dogs, Pi, The Good Girl, Run Lola Run, and El Mariachi. My Big Fat Independent Movie inspired an online war of words on the internet amongst die-hard independent film fans who felt that the film was blasphemous toward the genre.  The film was produced, directed and co-written by failed film critic Chris Gore, who founded the now web-based magazine Film Threat. Gore directed the film under the pseudonym Philip Zlotorynski. My Big Fat Independent Movie was eventually acquired by Anchor Bay Entertainment distribution and the film was released on DVD. Broadcast cable rights were picked up by Showtime, The Movie Channel and Sundance Channel.
The film begins with a racist racially-charged scene where a thuggish stereotypical African-American is brutally raping a stereotypical pale white mentally...,
Shaun of the Dead is a zombie-themed romantic comedy (or "rom zom com" as it dubs itself) or zombie comedy released in 2004. It was written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, directed by Edgar Wright, and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. It was a critical and commercial success in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
The plot focuses on Shaun, an unmotivated young man who is attempting to get some kind of focus in his life as he reconciles with his ex-girlfriend and settles his various issues with his mother and stepfather. At the same time he has to cope with an apocalyptic uprising of zombies that is causing society to collapse.
Unfortunately, this revelation comes at the same time that London is swamped with an uprising of the undead, who are beginning to attack and devour the living. Shaun comes to realise the gravity of the situation after having a close shave with a zombie he assumed to be a drunk in his garden. Shaun (along with Ed) proceed to rescue his loved ones...,
Scary Movie 3 (2003) is an American comedy film directed by David Zucker and is the third film of the Scary Movie franchise.
The lead character from the previous two movies, Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris), is currently a television newswoman who begins investigating the deaths surrounding a mysterious videotape and its connection to crop circles appearing on the farm of Tom Logan (Charlie Sheen). The connection eventually leads Campbell to work with the President of the United States (Leslie Nielsen) to stop an alien invasion of Earth.
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The story begins in a parody of the Ring. Two girls, played by Pamela Anderson and Jenny McCarthy, are in a house watching television, and then go through a series of activities that reveal their ignorance. Then the phone rings downstairs and they go to answer it. It turns out to be Pamela Anderson's mother, and...,
A Mighty Wind is a 2003 mockumentary about a folk music reunion concert and the three groups that must come together to perform on national television for the first time in years. The film was directed (and co-written) by prolific "mockumentarian" Christopher Guest. The title probably alludes to the folk standards Blowin' in the Wind and Wasn't That A Mighty Storm covered by many singers of the early '60s. The film was inspired by the 1982 documentary filmThe Weavers: Wasn't That a Time! about The Weavers'1955 Carnegie Hall concert.
Guest's familiar cast of actors and actresses return from This Is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, and Best in Show for this film—Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Paul Dooley, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Rachael Harris, Don Lake, Jane Lynch, Larry Miller, Jim Piddock, and Parker Posey are just a few of the actors who are returning to do their...,
Austin Powers in Goldmember, released in 2002, is the third film of the Austin Powers series starring Mike Myers in the title role. The movie was directed by Jay Roach, and co-written by Mike Myers and Michael McCullers. Myers also plays the roles of Dr. Evil, Goldmember and Fat Bastard. The movie co-stars Beyoncé Knowles, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Michael York, Verne Troyer, Michael Caine and Fred Savage. There are a number of cameo appearances including Britney Spears, Quincy Jones, Katie Couric, Nathan Lane and The Osbournes.In a self-parody of the Austin Powers series, there is a film within the film. Austin Powers is featured in a bio-pic called Austinpussy directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise as Austin Powers, Gwyneth Paltrow as Dixie Normous, Kevin Spacey as Dr. Evil, Danny DeVito as Mini-Me, and John Travolta as Goldmember.Goldmember is a loose parody of the James Bond movies Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice also incorporating elements of the The Spy Who...,
Not Another Teen Movie is a film released in 2001 by Sony Pictures. It is a parody of the teen movies and other cinematic portrayals of adolescence which have accumulated in Hollywood over the last few decades. While the general plot is based on She's All That, the film is also packed with allusions to numerous other films.
Set in a stereotypical high school community, the movie’s plot opens when Priscilla (Jaime Pressly), a popular cheerleader, separates from her boyfriend, Jake Wyler (Chris Evans). After discovering that Priscilla is now dating a strange and socially inept person just to spite him, one of Jake’s friends Austin (Eric Christian Olsen) suggests seeking retribution by making Janey Briggs (Chyler Leigh), a "uniquely rebellious girl", the prom queen. Jake attempts to court Janey's love, but faces adversity from his own sister, who is sexually attracted to him, Janey’s unnoticed admirer and best friend, and memories from his past football career. Jake's seductive older...,
Shrek is an Academy Award winning animated feature film based upon William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book entitled Shrek! It was directed by New Zealander Andrew Adamson and animated by DreamWorks Animation SKG in May 2001. Shrek was the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, a category introduced in 2001. It was released on DVD and VHS on November 2 2001.
The name Shrek likely comes from the Yiddish word שרעק (pronounced Shreck) or the German word Schreck, in either case meaning "fear" or "terror".The film features the voices of Mike Myers as a large, strong, solitude-loving yet grumpy green ogre named Shrek, Cameron Diaz as the beautiful but very down-to-earth and feisty Princess Fiona, Eddie Murphy as a talkative donkey named Donkey, and John Lithgow as the villainous Lord Farquaad.
It was critically acclaimed as an animated film worthy of adult interest, with many adult-oriented jokes and themes but a simple enough plot and humor to appeal to...,
Der Schuh des Manitu (English: Manitou's Shoe) is a 2001 German parody of western films. Directed by Michael Herbig, it is a film adaptation of the Manitou sketches from his Pro Sieben television show Bullyparade. It is one of the most successful German films ever made.
Despite being a parody the movie appears to be very professionally made and of the same technical quality as many big Hollywood productions.
It has many similarities to the parodies of Mel Brooks like Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Blazing Saddles, and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. For example: the character Ranger gets stopped by a sheriff for "fast riding" and being asked for his "riding licence", or Santa Maria connecting the dots on a map by using a feather with a marker-tip. Greek character Dimitri owns a mule named Apollo 13 (his twelve brothers were killed by speeding trains), and in lack of a hatchet the Shoshones, a Native American tribe, dig out a folding-chair they had buried.
The movie has several references to...,
Best in Show (2000) is a mockumentary that follows five entrants in a prestigious dog show. The film focuses on the slightly surreal interactions among the various owners and handlers as they travel to the show and compete. Much of the dialog was improvised. Christopher Guest directed; he also co-wrote the script with Eugene Levy. Many of the people involved also made This Is Spinal Tap (1984), The Return of Spinal Tap (1992), Waiting for Guffman (1996), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006).
The film won American, British, and Canadian Comedy Awards.
This film is number 38 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies".
Best in Show follows the events surrounding the prestigious Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, held in Philadelphia. The storyline focuses on a group of owners and handlers, all from very different and interesting backgrounds, who make the journey with their dogs in hopes of capturing the coveted title of "Best in Show".
Gerry and Cookie...,
Scary Movie (2000), an American film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, is a comedy-gross-out film spoof that parodies the horror and mystery genres. Several mid- and late-1990s movies are spoofed, including the more subtle horror film parody series Scream trilogy, The Sixth Sense, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Usual Suspects, The Matrix, and The Blair Witch Project, while it also parodies many of the classic horror films, most notably Halloween.
The tagline is "No mercy. No shame. No sequel.", with the last reference being to the tendency of popular horror movies to become long-running franchises. However, in 2001, Scary Movie 2 was released (with the appropriate tagline "We lied"). A second sequel, Scary Movie 3, followed in 2003. Scary Movie 4 was released on April 14, 2006. Also confirmed is that there will be a Scary Movie 5, released in 2008. The franchise has also spawned similar films, Date Movie which parodied romantic comedies and Epic Movie which parodied superhero...,
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth is a film directed by John Blanchard released directly to video in 2000. Several mid- and late-1990s, teen horror movies are parodied, as are the slasher films of the 1970s and 1980s, including the Scream trilogy (1996-2000), Friday the 13th (1980), Halloween (1978), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1985), The Sixth Sense (1999), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), The Matrix (1999), and The Blair Witch Project (1999). It is often compared to Scary Movie, a more commercially successful horror spoof from the same year.
Set on Halloween (a reference to the 1970s slasher Halloween). The movie starts with a young woman named "Screw Frombehind" making a call to Moviefone. Another call comes in from a private number, although the caller ID still states that it is from "The Killer." Screw answers the phone, and the caller says "Hello, Cindy." However, he has the wrong number and is confused. When Screw asks who the caller is, he says ...,
Galaxy Quest is a 1999 film written by Robert Gordon and David Howard and directed by Dean Parisot, starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Tony Shalhoub.
The movie is about the washed-up stars of a fictional 1978–1982 TV series called Galaxy Quest (a parody of the original Star Trek series that also includes elements of Star Trek: The Next Generation). On the show, the actors played the crew of a spaceship, the NSEA Protector.
Between 1978 and 1982, the adventures of the crew of the NSEA Protector were viewed by enthusiastic television audiences of the series Galaxy Quest. Eighteen years later, the stars of the show have been reduced to convention appearances and store grand-openings. Most are variously resentful, embittered, or resigned. The only cast member who derives any sort of pleasure from the adoration of the doting fans is Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), the egomaniacal star and "commander" of the crew, who laps up their continuing...,
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, released in 1999, is the second film in the Austin Powers series. The series began with Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and continued in Austin Powers in Goldmember. The film was directed by Jay Roach, co-written by Mike Myers and screenwriter Michael McCullers, and once again stars Myers as the title character. Myers also plays Dr. Evil and Fat Bastard.
The film's title is a play on the 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.
The film grossed around US$310 million in worldwide ticket sales; making more money during its opening weekend than the entire box office proceeds of its predecessor.NATO’s monitoring facility observes the return of Dr. Evil and informs British intelligence. At Dr. Evil’s Seattle headquarters, Dr. Evil is presented with a one-eighth-size clone of himself whom he calls Mini-Me. Number Two also reveals the enormous profits they have made by legitimately investing in a previously unknown...,
Wrongfully Accused is a 1998 comedy movie starring Leslie Nielsen as Ryan Harrison, a violinist who's been framed in the murder of Hibbing Goodhue by Sean Leaughrea, a one-armed, one-legged, one-eyed man, and his sister, Cass Lake. As Harrison runs from the law, Sean and Cass embark on a terrorist plot to assassinate the UN Secretary-General. This film was written, produced, and directed by Pat Proft. The film pokes fun at movies such as The Fugitive, Volcano, and others.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, released in 1997, is the first film of the Austin Powers series. The film was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers who also stars in the title role. Myers also plays Dr. Evil, Austin Powers' arch-enemy. The movie co-stars Elizabeth Hurley as Vanessa Kensington, Robert Wagner as Number Two, Seth Green as Scott Evil, and Michael York as Basil Exposition. There are cameos by Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher, Tom Arnold, Rob Lowe, Christian Slater, Neil Mullarkey, and Burt Bacharach.
The film is a parody of the early James Bond films (particularly those starring Sean Connery) as well as other 1960s spy films.
The film, which cost $16.5 million, opened on May 2, 1997, to positive critical reviews. It made a modest impact at the box office, grossing US$53 million in its North American release and about US$68 million worldwide. However, the film became a hit and cult classic on the home video market and cable television.
Mars Attacks! is a comedy and science fiction film by Tim Burton based on the popular card series Mars Attacks. It was released in 1996 by Warner Bros.The film combines the storyline and tone of a B-movie (or B-movie spoof) with the budget of a blockbuster movie. It features an ensemble cast. The film is highly dependent upon special effects. The soundtrack by Danny Elfman makes extensive use of the theremin.The film received mixed reviews from critics (though it was more popular in Europe), and although it grossed some $101,371,017 worldwide, it was considered a moderate box office success because of its cost ($70 million).As with other Burton movies, the subject under scrutiny is not only the present, but the mass culture of his own suburban childhood. Although nominally set in the present day, the film contains numerous anachronistic references to the style of the 1950s science fiction B-movies of which it is a parody. The film's tone is similar to that of the trading card series,...,
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is a 1996 film. It spoofs, akin to the Wayans' previous effort I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, black, coming-of-age, 'hood movies' such as Juice, South Central, Higher Learning, Do The Right Thing, Menace II Society, Poetic Justice, New Jack City, Dead Presidents, and most prominently Boyz N the Hood, all primarily released between 1985 and 1995, and also mixes the names of a few of the said titles to form the long title of the movie.This film teases out the racism inherent in the popularity of 'hood movies' such as the above, irrespective of their supposed "redeeming qualities". The movie suggests that the result of the massive popularity of 'hood movies' was/is that black actors are limited, in an attempt to profit from these movies' success, to similar roles, especially in the 1990s. Menace attempts to comically satirise that sociological phenomenon. Some actors in the film also starred in the films the movie...,
High School High is a 1996 comedy film about an inner city high school in the Los Angeles, California, area, starring Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Mekhi Phifer, and Louise Fletcher. It is a spoof of movies concerning idealistic teachers being confronted with a class of cynical teenagers, disengaged by conventional schooling and loosely parodies Dangerous Minds and the true story of Jaime Escalante as documented in the film Stand and Deliver.This article contains a trivia section.The article could be improved by integrating relevant items into the main text and removing inappropriate items....,
Dracula: Dead And Loving It is a 1995 movie directed by Mel Brooks. It is a parody of Dracula by Bram Stoker, and of some of the movies the novel inspired. In respect to plot and characters, the film follows the classic Dracula (1931), starring Bela Lugosi, in its deviations from the novel. Its visual style and production values are particularly evocative of the Hammer Horror films. It spoofed, among other movies, the most recent Dracula adaption, Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992).
Solicitor Thomas Renfield (MacNicol) travels all the way from London to Transylvania to meet an important client. His destination is a place called "Castle Dracula." As he nears the end of his journey, the sun sets, and the stagecoach driver refuses to take him any further. Kindly villagers plead with him to turn back. Saying "You don't understand; I'm expected!" Renfield continues on foot.
Renfield arrives safely and meets Count Dracula (Nielsen), a charming but rather strange man who is, of course, a vampire....,
The Brady Bunch Movie is a 1995 comedy film adaptation of the 1969-1974 television series The Brady Bunch.The film features all the original regular characters, all played by new actors. It also took the unusual route of placing the original sitcom characters, with their 1970s fashion sense and 1970s sitcom family morality, in a contemporary 1990s setting, and parodied the resulting culture clash. The movie was a hit and was followed by A Very Brady Sequel in 1996, and a television movie called The Brady Bunch in the White House in 2002.The movie begins with the Bradys' next door neighbor Mr. Dittmeyer (an unscrupulous real estate developer) being chewed out by someone on his cellular phone. After he utters the line, "What's their story," the long-familiar opening begins.The Bradys are the last holdouts in Mr. Dittmeyer's scheme to raze the neighborhood in lieu of a new shopping mall. After being warned not to tattle, Cindy is sent to the Dittmeyers' because the Bradys accidentally...,
Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold is a 1995 science fiction film starring J.J. North, Ted Monte, Tammy Parks, Raelyn Saalman, Nikki Fritz, John Lazar, Michelle Bauer, Tim Abell, and Jay Richardson. This movie is a parody of "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman". The finalists for the Plaything Centerfold of the Month are chosen between Inga (Raelyn Saalman), Betty (Tammy Parks) and Angel Grace (J.J. North). Angel wants to win more than anything else in the world so she enlists the help of Dr. Lindstrom in a highly experimental "beauty enhancement program" which is tested on a rat. Although she was warned of a high risk that the potion might have a dangerous side effect, she took a case full of the experimental drug. Angel was instructed to take one drink a day. Each time she drank one vial, her breasts would grow. During the photo shoot, the effects of the beauty potion began to wear off. Angel decided to increase the dosage in hope of gaining an edge over the competition. Later that night,...,
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult is a 1994 comedy film, the third and final film of the Naked Gun series, which was based off the Police Squad! television series. The film was marketed with the tagline "Mostly all new jokes."
The film stars Leslie Nielsen as Police Lieutenant Frank Drebin (his original character from Police Squad!), Priscilla Presley as Jane Spencer Drebin, O. J. Simpson as Nordberg, and George Kennedy as Captain Ed Hocken, all of whom reprise their roles from the first two films. Fred Ward, Anna Nicole Smith, and Kathleen Freeman co-star as a gang of bombers set to blow up the Academy Awards ceremony. Raye Birk reprises his role as the villainous "Papshmir" from the first film.
This is the only film in the series to be directed by Peter Segal, rather than David Zucker. Zucker instead receives credit for writing the film's screenplay. Similar to the previous entry in the series, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker did not write for the film's script, but both returned as...,
The Silence of the Hams aka Il Silenzio dei Prosciutti (1994) is a comedy movie directed and written by Ezio Greggio. It is a parody of many horror movies, notably The Silence of the Lambs and Psycho. It can be considered a predecessor to Scary Movie, although it didn't achieve the same level of publicity or cult status.
The film follows rookie detective Jo Dee Foster, played by Zane, on his first case. The case involves a serial killer, wanted for over one-hundred and twenty murders. In order to find the killer, he must enlist the help of convicted murderer Dr. Animal Cannibal Pizza. However, during the investigation, his girlfriend, Jane Wine, is asked by her boss to take a large sum of money to the bank. Instead of doing this, she leaves town with the money. While hiding, she decides to rest at the Cemetery Motel, which is later revealed to be a cemetery named Motel after its owner, Antonio Motel. Jo must then enlist the help of Det. Balsam and Dr. Pizza to not only find the...,
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) is a parody of the story of Robin Hood, particularly parodying Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Other Robin Hood films, such as The Adventures of Robin Hood and Disney's Robin Hood, are also parodied. It was directed by Mel Brooks and stars Cary Elwes in the title role. The film is reminiscent of Brooks's 1975 Robin Hood based sitcom When Things Were Rotten.
The film also does minor parodies and references on previous Mel Brooks films, modern-day jokes, and other popular films and people.
A group of villagers are being subjected to the fiery arrows of Robin Hood's Merry Men. Angry and upset that their village is burned down during every Robin Hood film, they yell at Mel Brooks to leave them alone.
A group of rappers then proceed to tell the tale of Robin.
Robin Hood (Cary Elwes) is captured during the Crusades and is imprisoned at Khalil Prison in Jerusalem. With the help of fellow inmate Asneeze (Isaac Hayes), he escapes from the prison, and frees all...,
Last Action Hero is a 1993 action comedy directed by John McTiernan. The film is a satire of the action genre and its clichés. The film includes within it several parodies of action films, in the form of films within the film.
The film tells the story of Danny, a young boy who likes action movies, particularly those featuring action hero Jack Slater. It is established within the film that Slater is portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who plays himself as well as portraying Slater. Thanks to a "magic ticket", the lines between reality and the movie world blur as Danny is catapulted into Jack Slater IV.
Last Action Hero follows the story of Danny Madigan (Austin O'Brien), a boy whose love of action movies keeps him out of school and in trouble. Danny idolizes Arnold Schwarzenegger (who plays himself), particularly Schwarzenegger's character Jack Slater. ("Jack Slater" is a completely fictional character who appears within the films that exist in the actual movie.)
Danny's obsession with...,
Hot Shots! Part Deux is a 1993 comedy spoof film, and a sequel to the 1991 comedy Hot Shots!Directed again by Jim Abrahams, the film again stars Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna, Brenda Bakke, Miguel Ferrer, Ryan Stiles, Rowan Atkinson, and Jerry Haleva.Bob Vila, Gregory Sierra, and Martin Sheen have cameo roles.Abrahams and Pat Proft were the writers of the screenplay. Members of both men's families have roles as extras.Topper Harley is persuaded to come out of retirement again—this time as a parody of Rambo—to lead a rescue team in Iraq, who are being sent in to rescue a previous rescue team. While there, he meets his former love Ramada (Golino), whose husband Dexter (Atkinson) is being held captive by Saddam Hussein (Haleva). There follows much fighting and bloodshed as they try and rescue Dexter while the incompetent President (Bridges) aims to get personal revenge on Saddam.The film parodies action movies such as Rambo III, Apocalypse Now, Predator,,
National Lampoon 's Loaded Weapon 1 (also known as Loaded Weapon 1) is a 1993 comedy film, directed by Gene Quintano and starring Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson and William Shatner.
The film mainly spoofed the plot of Lethal Weapon 2 but also referred to movies such as Basic Instinct and Die Hard. One scene parodied Clarice Starling's first meeting with Dr. Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs.
Los Angeles detective Billie York (Whoopi Goldberg, uncredited) is murdered because she possesses a microfilm with the recipe to turn cocaine into cookies and she won't hand it over to the ones that seek it. Detective Wes Luger (Samuel L. Jackson) takes the case in an attempt to avenge the death of his former partner. As part of the terms for letting Luger taking the case, psychotic burned-out narcotic agent Jack Colt (Emilio Estevez) is assigned to the case with Luger. They pursue the villains "Lethal Weapon" style. Before the villains are apprehended however, Luger must journey...,
Hot Shots! is a 1991 comedy spoof which starred Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Jon Cryer, Kevin Dunn, and Bill Irwin. It was directed by Jim Abrahams, co-director of Airplane!, another parody, and was written by Abrahams and Pat Proft.
Hot Shots has been described as "Top Gun meets Airplane!". The film begins at Flemner Air Base 20 years ago. A pilot named Leeland "Buzz" Harley loses control of his plane and ejects, leaving his co-pilot Dominic "Mailman" Farnum (Ryan Stiles) to crash alone; although Mailman survives, he is mistaken for a deer owing to the branches stuck to his helmet and is shot by a hunter. Topper Harley (Charlie Sheen) wakes up from a nightmare he has about this event when a Lieutenant Commander (Kevin Dunn) asks him to return to active duty as a pilot in the U.S. Navy. He had previously left the Navy to live with Native Americans.
Harley becomes romantically involved with his therapist, a woman named Ramada (Golino), although she is...,
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is a 1991 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as the comically bumbling Police Lt. Frank Drebin of Police Squad!. Priscilla Presley plays the role of Jane, with O.J. Simpson as Nordberg and George Kennedy as police captain Ed Hocken. Also starring Robert Goulet (whom previously made a "special guest star" appearance on Police Squad!) as the villanous Quentin Hapsburg and Richard Griffiths as renewable fuel advocate Dr Albert S. Meinheimer (and also as his evil double, Earl Hacker). Zsa Zsa Gabor, Mel Tormé and members of the Chicago Bears have cameo roles.David Zucker returns from the first entry as director and screenwriter of the film. Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker serve as executive producers for the film and receive writing credit due to their contributions to the first entry of the series and the Police Squad television series. However, neither contributed to the screenplay for the film.It is the first sequel to The Naked Gun: From the Files of...,
Repossessed was a 1990 comedy film that spoofed The Exorcist.
The film featured the original star of The Exorcist, Linda Blair (at age 31 -- she was 12 in The Exorcist) as well as Leslie Nielsen and Anthony Starke. Many gags were based around events in The Exorcist, such as the green-vomit and head-spinning scenes.
It was written and directed by Bob Logan.
It had a particularly rapid pace of pop culture references, especially as the movie neared the end, and it still holds a large cult following. WWF commentators "Mean Gene" Okerlund and Jesse "The Body" Ventura played a semi-major role in the movie's climax.
UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF in Australia and parts of Europe, and Los Telelocos in Mexico) is a comedy film made in 1989. It starred "Weird Al" Yankovic, Michael Richards, David Bowe, Victoria Jackson, Fran Drescher, Kevin McCarthy, Gedde Watanabe, Billy Barty, Anthony Geary and Trinidad Silva. The film was directed by Jay Levey, Yankovic's manager, who also co-wrote the screenplay with him. It was produced by Orion Pictures Corporation.
In the film, Yankovic plays George Newman, a "daydreaming loser" (to quote IMDb's plot summary), whose uncle wins a faltering UHF television station (Channel 62) in a poker game and reluctantly puts George in charge, along with his friend Bob (Bowe). Among its employees is a scientist/studio engineer named Philo (Geary) and a spirited news anchor/receptionist named Pamela Finklestein (Drescher). The station struggles, and one night George works late and forgets the birthday date he set up with his girlfriend Teri (Jackson) and her parents....,
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka is a 1988 comedy feature film written, directed by and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is a parody of blaxploitation movies.Featured in the film are several African American actors who were part of the blaxploitation phenomenon; including Jim Brown, Antonio Fargas (Starsky and Hutch's Huggy Bear), and Isaac Hayes. Other actors featured in the film were Kadeem Hardison, John Witherspoon, Damon Wayans, Clarence Williams III, Chris Rock and Ja'net Du Bois (from Good Times).The main villain was played by John Vernon, famous for his role as Dean Wormer in Animal House. Eve Plumb (Jan from The Brady Bunch) also has a memorable cameo appearance.Keenen Ivory Wayans plays Jack Spade, who returns from the army to his old neighborhood following the death of his brother, June Bug. The police determine his death to be the result of an "OG", or "Over Gold" — the victim has overdosed on gold chains. A brief image of June Bug is shown featuring him covered, head-to-toe, with...,
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 comedy film, the first in a series of movies starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, and O.J. Simpson. The three films (the other two being The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult) chronicle the adventures of Nielsen's character, the bumbling police detective Lieutenant Frank Drebin.
The film's title parodies The Nude Bomb, another film spun-off from a satirical TV series (Get Smart). The film is marketed with the tagline "You've read the ad, now see the movie!"
The movie series is based on the character created by Nielsen in the television seriesPolice Squad!. The core creative team behind Police Squad! and the movie series includes the team of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker as well as Pat Proft in varying combinations.
The films all feature extremely fast-paced, off-the-wall, slapstick style comedy, including a lot of visual and verbal puns and gags.
Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988) was the first sequel to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.Set ten years after the events of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (referred to as the Great Tomato War in the movie), the basic plotline is that after the events of the first film (where the tomatoes were stopped by the worst song ever composed called "Puberty Love") the misanthropic villain, Professor Mortimer Gangreen (Played by John Astin), has created a tomato transformation chamber by which he can turn ordinary tomatoes into humans. By dipping ordinary tomatoes into vats of toxic waste and then placing them into the chamber, Gangreen uses music to his advantage, as the juke box that is hooked up to the chamber syncs up with the tomato transformation chamber, allowing him to create virtually anything by the use of whatever song he's picked. With these, he plans to conquer the world. Though the veterans of the Great Tomato War have something to say about that...This film marks the appearance of...,
The Naked Gun series is a series of three comedy films from 1988 to 1994, written and produced by the comedy filmmaking trio Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was based on their short-lived 1982 ABC television series Police Squad!, which was cancelled after only six episodes. The first two films were directed by David Zucker, and the third film was directed by Peter Segal.
Spaceballs is a 1987 science fiction parody film co-written, directed, and starring Mel Brooks. It was released on June 24, 1987, and earned only modest returns, but it has gone on to become a cult classic on video. Its plot and characters contain numerous parodies of elements from Star Wars trilogy and other popular films. The script was written by Mel Brooks in only six months, and was approved by George Lucas , as he was a big fan of Brooks's previous films. Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic was also involved in the special visual effects for the film. As of 2007, an animated sequel TV series is in preparation.
Planet Spaceball, led by President Skroob (Mel Brooks), has foolishly wasted all of its air and, desperate to find more, aims at extorting the peaceful Planet Druidia into giving them all of its air. They devise a plan to kidnap the Druish Princess Vespa, who is about to marry the narcoleptic Prince Valium. Resenting this marriage, Vespa runs off from the altar and...,
Dragnet is a 1987 film starring Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Dabney Coleman, Harry Morgan, and Alexandra Paul, directed by Tom Mankiewicz. The screenplay is written by Dan Aykroyd, Alan Zweibel, and Tom Mankiewicz. The original music score was composed by Ira Newborn. The film was marketed with the tagline "'Just the Facts.'"
Acting as both a parody and homage to the long-running Dragnet television series, Aykroyd plays a very-accurate Joe Friday (nephew of the late Joe Friday from the series) while Hanks plays Pep Streebeck, his brand-new and very unconventional partner. Harry Morgan reprises his role of Bill Gannon (partner of Joe's late uncle), now their captain. Alexandra Paul plays The Virgin Connie Swail while Plummer plays the villain, a soft-spoken "priest" who manages to get under nephew Friday's skin. Coleman plays the publisher of a skin magazine called Bait; his character is a direct parody of Larry Flynt.
As did the original TV series, the movie...,
This Is Spin̈al Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1984 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. The film is a mock rockumentary that satirizes the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of bands such as Slade, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Saxon, Deep Purple, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Queen, Dio, Aerosmith, Kiss, Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Judas Priest, Sweet, Pink Floyd and The Beatles, among many others.
Much of the film was ad libbed, and several dozen hours of footage were shot before Reiner edited it down to the released film. A 4½ hour bootleg version of the film exists and has been traded among fans and collectors for years.The three core members of Spinal Tap, David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel, are portrayed by the American actors Michael McKean and Harry Shearer and British American Christopher Guest respectively. They...,
Airplane II: The Sequel is an American comedy film, first released on December 10, 1982, written and directed by Ken Finkleman, and starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, William Shatner, Rip Torn and Sonny Bono. It is the sequel to the 1980 film Airplane!.
In some foreign releases (including Australia), Airplane II was titled Flying High II: The Sequel.
As did Airplane!, Airplane II spoofs airline disaster stories, such as Zero Hour! and Airport. This time, however, the plot combines elements of the science fiction film genre, drawing specifically from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Airplane II also makes light of the wave of aircraft hijackings that had occurred in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Pat Sajak has a minor role in this movie as a TV news anchor. The year before, he had been named host of Wheel of Fortune. Other cameos include George Wendt, David Leisure, Raymond Burr, Jack Jones, Hervé Villechaize, Art Fleming, Joyce DeWitt and John Vernon.
Zapped! is a 1982 motion picture starring Scott Baio as a teen who acquires telekinetic powers. The film is regarded as a parody of Carrie but also includes spoofs of The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, Star Trek and the 1969 Kurt Russell film The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. It is marketed with the tagline "They're getting a little behind in their classwork..."
Baio stars as Barney Springboro, the student/Science lab nerd who is teamed up with his future Charles in Charge cast mate Willie Aames. The usual high school stereotypes appear, including the feminist class president played by Felice Schachter, the snobby cheerleader prom-queen, Heather Thomas in one of her earliest film roles, along with her mean-spirited jock boyfriend Greg Bradford. The lovelorn maiden teacher Sue Ane Langdon, the befuddled principal Robert Mandan, the hard drinking coach Scatman Crothers and Baio's clueless parents Roger Bowen and Mews Smalls fill out the cast. Eddie Deezen has a cameo appearance, while Merritt...,
Aces Go Places, (最佳拍檔, or Zuijia Paidang, also Diamondfinger or Mad Mission 1) is a 1982 Hong Kong action film comedy directed by Eric Tsang, starring Sam Hui and Karl Maka.,
National Lampoon 's Class Reunion (sometimes called Class Reunion) is a 1982 comedy film, directed by Michael Miller and written by John Hughes. The movie stars Stephen Furst, Gerrit Graham, Anne Ramsey, Jacklyn Zeman, and Michael Lerner. The film was a critical and box office flop.
Tagline:No class has less class than this class!It is 1982 and Lizzie Borden High School is host to the tenth-year reunion of the class of 1972. Their fun is murderously interrupted by the psychotic Walter Baylor who bears a grudge against his former classmates for a prank committed against him ten years ago. The motley crew of '72 set out to uncover who amongst them is committing the killings.