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Shakespeare in... and Out (1999)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 21 September 1999 (USA)
Rich Longfellow is a young aspiring actor who dreams of playing Shakespeare's Hamlet. He moves from a small town in Ohio to L.A., sure he will star in major motion pictures before making ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Shank Roger Shank ... Rich Longfellow (as Roger William)
Lawrence Trilling ... Harold Asailian Jr
J.D. Smith J.D. Smith ... Lee Fernandez
William Neenan ... Carmichael Astune
Randall Slavin Randall Slavin ... Duane Brickton
Teressa McKillop Teressa McKillop ... Betsy (as Teressa Ann McKillop)
Razel Wolf Razel Wolf ... Lucy Lace
Stacey Nicolite Stacey Nicolite ... Misty Flavors
Dick Harris Dick Harris ... Dr.Harold Asailian
Sharon Powers Sharon Powers ... Alice Bine
Don Siechert Jr. Don Siechert Jr. ... Ed Phister
Jae Soh Jae Soh ... Jae Soh
Defrancesco Anita Marie Defrancesco Anita Marie ... Gwen Velvet (as Anita Francesco)
Robert Chase Robert Chase ... Rod Blank
Alice Page Alice Page ... Breezy


Rich Longfellow is a young aspiring actor who dreams of playing Shakespeare's Hamlet. He moves from a small town in Ohio to L.A., sure he will star in major motion pictures before making his way to England to perform Shakespeare at London's Old Globe Theater. In the meantime, his physical attributes get him an acting job - in the porno industry! He begins a series of low-budget videos entitled, "America's Homemade Sex Videos" and soon moves up to feature-length porns. Eventually, he realizes he's not on the right path toward his lofty Shakespearean goals, so he quits the industry to do "Shakespeare For Seniors", a volunteer group performing Hamlet on a tour of convalescent homes in the San Fernando Valley. Written by <idigapony@yahoo.com>

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The "Spinal Tap" of the porno industry!


Comedy | Drama


Not Rated

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21 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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The Prince of Denmark See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Did You Know?


Rich Longfellow: To be or not to be? That is the question.
[He breaks from Hamlet and turns to the camera]
Rich Longfellow: Shakespeare! A goddamn genius!
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Arrivederci Troma
22 April 2005 | by afhickSee all my reviews

This is a rather pleasant little outing from the Troma team. I was, frankly, a bit let down by its tameness. Even some of the acting was good! The film purports to be a satire in the "spririt" of Spinal Tap, but that vein was mined years ago by better films. That being said, any film that ends with an amateur production of Hamlet, staged in a nursing home, at least has its heart in the right place. The reactions of the seniors are genuinely touching. This from the team that gave you the Toxic Avenger! The story of Rich Longfellow's rise to stardom in the porn biz should have been a lot funnier, however. Shakespeare in and Out is no Boogie Nights, and Rich is no Dirk Diggler. But, if you've got eighty minutes to kill some night, it's better than reruns of Law and Order.

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