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My Name Is Bruce (2007)

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Mistaken for his character Ash from the 'Evil Dead' trilogy, Bruce Campbell is forced to fight a real monster in a small Oregon town.

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Little Debbie
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Hack Director / Annoyed Townie (as Mike Kallio)
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Four teenage kids from the tiny mining town of Gold Lick vandalize a nineteenth-century cemetery of Chinese laborers when one of them disturbs a demon who's been guarding the souls of 100 workers killed in a cave-in. Jeff, the surviving teen, goes in search of his hero, over-the-hill B-movie star, Bruce Campbell. Jeff kidnaps the actor and brings him to Gold Lick to save the town. Bruce thinks it's a birthday treat engineered by his agent, so he plays along, humoring the townsfolk and chatting up Jeff's unimpressed mom. Bodies pile up as the demon slashes. What will the sorry, boozy Bruce do when he realizes that Guan-Di, the demon, is for real? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Fearless! Unstoppable! Ready For His Close-Up! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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13 April 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,432, 2 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$173,066, 14 December 2008
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Trivia

During the town meeting, where the Dirt Farmer and Frank are revealed to be lovers, Frank says "I wish I could quit you", which is a reference to the line "I wish I knew how to quit you" from Brokeback Mountain (2005). See more »

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Bruce picks up his drink off the bar with his right hand but in the next shot it jumps to his left hand. See more »

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Bruce Campbell: For the love of God I can smell her Chapstick!
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Crazy Credits

Cutscenes from the movie while the McCain brothers (the Mayor and the sheriff) sing "The Legend of Guandi"; then, a new scene at the end of the credits. See more »

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References The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) See more »

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The Legend of Guandi
Written by Ben McCain and Butch McCain
Performed by The McCain Brothers
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A Great Bruce Campbell Experience
13 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

I just got back from the first screening of "My Name is Bruce," and I am very impressed. To put it simply, the movie is a film made by Bruce Campbell for Bruce Campbell fans. If you're not a Bruce Campbell fan, then you're probably not reading this post, so I'll move on.

An ancient Chinese deity is set free a small Southern Oregon town (a town Bruce Campbell calls the sequel to Deliverance at one point), and the townsfolk (and, yes, they are folk) decide to enlist the help of Bruce Campbell to stop the evil force. Bruce, however, believes the whole thing to be an elaborate hoax and plays along.

This movie is funny, but it's two kinds of funny here. There are the jokes that anybody can sit down and enjoy, and then there are the "in" references that only Bruce fans can really enjoy. And there are a lot of "ins" (I don't envy the person who has to do the trivia section for this one). Some are from his more famous works (Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, etc.) and will only truly be appreciated by the hardest of the hard core (Mindwarp, McHale's Navy).

I can't really discuss much of the technical merits of the film, since my screening was done on an early edit. There were no special effects, the music was of the stand-in variety, and some of the sound effects sounded like they had come from a Warner Bros. cartoon (also stand-in). However, the movie's slant toward the realm of the B-movie makes these quirks seem perfectly in place. I still enjoy myself despite them, and the movie might have taken on a whole new charm because of them. I'll have to check out a clean version to be sure.

In conclusion, if you're a Bruce Campbell fan, you're going to see this movie regardless of what you read here; however, I'll save you the anxiety and say you won't be disappointed in the least. If you're not a huge fan, this movie is still worth a viewing, since it's comedy could be seen as ripping on the horror genre in general and in a far superior way than the "Scary Movie" trilogy ever did.


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