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Torrance Rises (1999)

A mockumentary chronicling the Torrance Community Dance Group (from Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" video) on their road to the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Lance Bangs, Spike Jonze (as Richard Coufey) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Spike Jonze ... Richard Coufey (as Richard Coufey)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Adams-Meeker Michelle Adams-Meeker ... Self
Ashley Barnett Ashley Barnett ... Self
Dee Buchanan Dee Buchanan ... Self
Roman Coppola ... Self
Sofia Coppola ... Self
Eminem ... Self
Fatboy Slim ... Self
Alvin Gaines-Molina Alvin Gaines-Molina ... Self
Janeane Garofalo ... Self
Michael Gier ... Self
Renee Harbek Renee Harbek ... Self (as Renee Diamond)
Richard Koufey Richard Koufey ... Self
Byron S. Loyd Byron S. Loyd ... Self
Allison Lynch Allison Lynch ... Self
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A mockumentary chronicling the Torrance Community Dance Group (from Fatboy Slim's "Praise You" video) on their road to the MTV Video Music Awards.

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Comedy | Short

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This documentary is featured on the DVD for The Work of Director Spike Jonze (2003). See more »

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Features 1999 MTV Video Music Awards (1999) See more »

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Hilarious!
14 March 2004 | by doris_gets_her_oatsSee all my reviews

Torrance Rises is a great background to the Fatboy Slim "Praise You" film clip- it really made me appreciate it! Spike Jonze (or should I say Richard Couffey) is hilarious in the way that he is so straight faced throughout the whole thing, and in how far he went with this joke. It's amazing to watch just to see how ignorant some small town americans are. The Torrance Community dancers are oblivious to the fact that they've been duped the whole way through and I'm very appreciative of that fact.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2012 (Canada) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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