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Windy City Heat (2003)

A man caught up in the glamor of being a Hollywood celebrity has no idea that the production he's in is a fake.

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Bobcat Goldthwait
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Cast

Credited cast:
Perry F. Caravello Perry F. Caravello ... Perry Caravello / Stone Fury (as Perry Caravello)
Don Barris Don Barris ... Don Barris / Big Lou
Tony Barbieri Tony Barbieri ... Mole / Brock
Lisa Arch ... Susan B. Anthony / Jiggly Wrigley (as Lisa Kushell)
Bobcat Goldthwait ... The Director
Dane Cook ... Roman Polanski
Carson Daly ... Carson Daly
Jimmy Kimmel ... Jimmy Kimmel
Adam Carolla ... Adam Corolla
William Perry William Perry ... William Perry (as William 'The Refrigerator' Perry)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlie Adams Charlie Adams ... Usher
Kitana Baker ... Svetlana
Tammy Faye Bakker ... Tammy Faye Bakker
Johann Benét Johann Benét ... Johann Benét
Neena Bidasha Neena Bidasha ... Clerk's Daughter #1
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A man caught up in the glamor of being a Hollywood celebrity has no idea that the production he's in is a fake.

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Rated R for language and sexual content
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Windy City Heat See more »

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One of Saoirse Ronan's favorite movies. See more »

Quotes

Stone Fury: See, I've got a look - I mean, not to be so modest or anything, but I have a look that people just pick up and
[snaps finger]
Stone Fury: ... and they magnetize towards my look.
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Axes and Muscles
Written by Van Stone
Performed by Van Stone
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This is amazing!
13 October 2003 | by TheGlamReaperSee all my reviews

The premise itself is only mildly amusing--Perry's friends play a massive practical joke on him, making him believe he's the star of a major motion picture--and the project's grandiose scope could have easily become depressing if the joke were to fall flat. But it doesn't.

Comedically, what makes this film work is the unflinching posture of Perry's co-stars, who maintain their composure as the level of insanity rises. Cinematically, it works because of the onslaught of inventive gags, many of them subtly plausible (like mis-spelling Perry's name on the marquee). Altogether, Perry's friends/tormentors create a scenario that closely resembles real life, exaggerating the minor annoyances that make life hell to, well, to make Perry's life hell. And it is absolutely hilarious! In short, it's "Spinal Tap" for the film industry, only this purports to be real.


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