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The Compleat Al (1985)

Fact and fiction are mingled in this mockumentary about the career of music parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic. In retelling his life story, the film includes several of his music videos, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
'Weird Al' Yankovic ... Himself
Wally Burns Wally Burns ... Mr. Cafarella
Billy Selby Billy Selby ... Mr. Nordquist
Jane Campbell Jane Campbell ... Mrs. Weidenbaum
Barry Hansen Barry Hansen ... Himself (as Dr. Demento)
Kevin Seymour Kevin Seymour ... Barry Cohen (as Michael Porter)
Tress MacNeille ... Francine / Lucy Ricardo
Gordon Gale Gordon Gale ... Karl Brickman
Peter James Peter James ... Day Tripper
Rob Lawrence Rob Lawrence ... Heavy Metal Man
Jeff Wilson Jeff Wilson ... Folk Guitarist
Che Zuro Che Zuro ... Heavy Metal Chick
Steve Cropper ... Himself
Ed Gibson Ed Gibson ... Spike Banjo
Craig Mitchell Craig Mitchell ... Ronnie Ronzoni (as Mitchell Craig)
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Storyline

Fact and fiction are mingled in this mockumentary about the career of music parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic. In retelling his life story, the film includes several of his music videos, including "Ricky" and "Eat It." Written by Joe Blevins <joeblev@concentric.net>

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The amazing and almost-true life story of a rock and roll legend

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

A book version of this video was published, titled "The Authorized Al". It followed the script for the most part, but included many extra stills that were either cut from the video, or only glimpsed briefly (e.g. the "Burgeropolis" architectural concept). It also had an appendix with the lyrics of every song on Al's three albums (at that time). See more »

Crazy Credits

Where it gives the info regarding Weird Al's management, it says in parentheses, "IN CASE YOU CAN'T REACH BARRY COHEN" before giving the name of his true manager, Jay Levey. Barry Cohen was a fictional character based on Levey. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

(Don't Fear) The Reaper
Written by Donald Roeser (uncredited)
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
From the 1976 "Agents of Fortune" album
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I'll never forget
7 July 1999 | by Otis-9See all my reviews

I will never forget when I saw this title in the video store way back when. I was always a big Weird Al fan and when I saw this video I rented and watched it. I was too young to appreciate all of Al's subtle humor and satire at the time but I remember it much later when I was old enough to understand what I was watching. If you are an "Al" fan, especially of his earlier work, you will thoroughly enjoy this film. It is done in the MTV-esque "Rockumentary" style and tells a true (but sometimes exaggerated) tale of how Al got to be where he was in 1985. You will love it if you like his brand of humor and, more importantly, his music.


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