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R | | Comedy | 2005 (USA)
Joe Keegan is the 'Rocky' of stand-up comedy. A fifteen-year comedy veteran who was pegged for stardom early on in his career but has blown every major audition he has ever had in legendary... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Goldwyn ... Big Jake Norquist
Lauren Holly ... Molly Mahoney
Pete Schwaba Pete Schwaba ... Joe Keegan
Jimmy Pardo ... Higgins
Lance Barber ... Kenny Caruso
Brian Cashen Brian Cashen ... Heckler
Donna Brower Donna Brower ... Heckler's Mother
Gary Brichetto Gary Brichetto ... Lou
Robert Martin Robert Martin ... Slugs (as Rob Martin)
Ivona Rocque Ivona Rocque ... Tonya
Mike Toomey Mike Toomey ... State Trooper
Jeffrey Hoge Jeffrey Hoge ... Bartender Jeremy
Thomas Lennon ... DUG
Steve Seagren ... Ralphy
Eric Price ... Ratboy
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Joe Keegan is the 'Rocky' of stand-up comedy. A fifteen-year comedy veteran who was pegged for stardom early on in his career but has blown every major audition he has ever had in legendary fashion. Fresh off a recent fiasco with a heckler that included a broken nose, Joe's friend Kenny tells him he can get them an audition for 'The Tonight Show' and that it's 'a can't miss.' The one catch is that it's at a roadside bar in tiny Pine Lake, Wisconsin, hometown of Tonight Show Talent scout, Harvey Skorik who never misses 'Rocktoberfest.' Having doubts but needing a break from L.A., Joe reluctantly agrees to go. Arriving in Wisconsin, Joe bombs his first night on stage when local emcee Dug sabotages him. Joe cannot get a break until he encounters his former high school English teacher, the beautiful Molly Mahoney who is also at a crossroads in her life, coming off a failed marriage. Molly is excited for Joe's 'Tonight Show' opportunity. Joe tells her he just wants to prove to himself that... Written by Festival Guy

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use
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2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Állj ki a szerelemért See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Filmed in Menominee, Michigan and Marinette, Wisconsin. See more »

Soundtracks

Small Town Ways
Performed by BoDeans
Music and Lyrics by Sammy Llanas / Kurt Neumann
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Little Town = Big Laughs
17 October 2005 | by jbrisinteSee all my reviews

I just saw the premiere of this movie in my hometown of Marinette, Wisconsin where the movie was filmed. The movie did a wonderful job of depicting the people, the scenery, and the whole Wisconsin vibe. The characters in this movie were well acted, including lead roles by Pete Schwaba and Lance Barber. Audiences will truly appreciate Big Jake and Rat Boy, because everyone knows someone like these two characters. My favorite character in the film was played by Thomas Lennon (Reno 911, The State), every time he was on screen he brought a giggle or smile to my face, great casting here.

This movie should be enjoyed by all. It offers a nice escape and a peek inside small town life through the eyes of some big city guys.

Excellent cast, great laughs, and an all around good time!


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