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Chairman of the Board (1998)

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A surfer becomes the head of a major company.

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Alex Zamm

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Alfredo Septién (story) (as Al Septien), Turi Meyer (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson ... Edison
Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Natalie Stockwell
Larry Miller ... Bradford McMillan
Raquel Welch ... Grace Kosik
Mystro Clark ... Ty
Jack Plotnick ... Zak
Jack Warden ... Armand McMillan
Estelle Harris ... Ms. Krubavitch
Bill Erwin ... Landers
M. Emmet Walsh ... Freemont
Jack McGee ... Harlan Granger
Glenn Shadix ... Larry
Fred Stoller ... Toby, McMillan Gate Guard
Taylor Negron ... Mr Withermeyer
Patrick J. Clifton ... Edison's Father
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Storyline

A surfer and inventor Edison is chosen by his roommates to raise rent with his outrageous (and absurd) inventions. There's no luck in job interviews until he meets billionaire Armand McMillan, who likes him, and leaves his company after his death to Edison. Edison has a lot of success with his inventions while the company's competitors do all they can to destroy him. Written by Anonymous

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Work sucks!

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sex related humor and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1998 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Carrot Top Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$181,233, 15 March 1998
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Carrey was the first choice for the role of Edison. He then dropped out after he read the script, knowing that the movie would have been a failure. See more »

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When in the museum, Natalie indicates a picture of Jethro Tull, the inventor of the seed drill, though the picture shown is actually one of Nikola Tesla, inventor of AC current technology and electrical engineer. See more »

Quotes

Ty: And don't forget the handy dandy ketchup helper.
Edison: Over eleven sold.
Ty: And your grandmother bought ten of them.
Edison: I thought you guys liked my inventions.
Ty: We love them, the problem is the rest of the world doesn't.
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Reventlo Hayride
Written by Greg Staples
Performed by The Reventlos
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Not a Laugh in Sight
27 February 2001 | by gbheronSee all my reviews

The humor is non-existent in this loser of a movie. Carrot Top plays a surfer dude inventor who consistently blows the rent money on his goofy, useless inventions. Then he helps an old guy broken down by the side of the road, and voila, he's inherited a major corporation. And on and on and on past the jealous relatives, humanizing the corporation, hostile takeovers, the obligatory love interest.. aargh...let's just say this movie is virtually unwatchable. What Carrot Top has accomplished is to convince me never to go to his stage shows.


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