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Death to Smoochy Details

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Danny DeVito steps behind the camera for this darkly funny satire that combines elements of Barney and Friends with the real-life Pee-Wee Herman scandal while recalling the director's previously twisted black comedies Throw Momma From the Train (1987) and The War of the Roses (1989). Robin Williams stars as Randolph Smiley, a popular children's show host known professionally as "Rainbow Randolph." Dismissed from his beloved job when he's caught taking payola, Randolph becomes increasingly mentally unhinged and the target of his delusional revenge fantasies is Sheldon Mopes (Edward Norton), otherwise known as Smoochy, the fuchsia rhino character that has replaced him and soared to national popularity. Randolph soon learns that his ex-girlfriend and network executive Nora Wells (Catherine Keener) is sleeping with Sheldon, so he sets out to kill Smoochy, egged on by an unexpected ally: corporate president Marion Frank Stokes (Jon Stewart), who should be profiting from Smoochy's rise to fame, except for the fact that he and his cronies are unable to control the idealistic Sheldon's on-air agenda. Death to Smoochy (2002) co-stars Harvey Fierstein, Vincent Shiavelli, and Michael Rispoli. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:March 29, 2002

Cast

Robin Williams
as Randolph Smiley, AKA 'Rainbow Randolph'
Edward Norton
as Sheldon Mopes
Dan Duran
as Hunter
Adam Bryant
as Man in Crowd #2
Fred Scialla
as Man in Crowd
Philip Craig
as Senator
Johnny "Cha-Cha" Ciarcia
as Autograph Man
Bill Lake
as Bartender
Phil Jarrett
as Reporter #3
James Binkley
as Cop #1
Nick Taylor
as Henry the Thug
Dylan Roberts
as Stagehand
James Carroll
as Reporter #2
Dave Brown
as McCall
Tonya Renee Banks
as Rhinette/Krinkle Kid #4
Bruce McFee
as Roy
Cara Wakelin
as Princess
Christy Artran
as Rhinette/Krinkle Kid #5
Colin Moult
as Rhinette/Krinkle Kid #1
Craig Eldridge
as Husband
Danny Woodburn
as Angelo Pike
Frank Anello
as NYPD
Gerry Quigley
as Ian
Glen Cross
as Jimmy
Hugo Jansuzian
as Hispanic Dad
John Cleland
as John
Jon Stewart
as Marion Frank Stokes
Judy White
as Wife
Angela Bullock
as Reporter #6
Lauren Flanigan
as Opera Diva
Lou Cantres
as Little Girl's Dad
Louis Giambalvo
as Sonny Gordon
Martin Klebba
as Rhinette/Krinkle Kid #3
Matthew Arkin
as Save the Rhino Man
Melissa DiMarco
as Tara
Michael Copeman
as Reporter #1
Michael Rispoli
as Spinner Dunn
Natasha Kinne
as Smoochy's Secretary
Nikolai Tichtchenko
as Rhinette/Krinkle Kid #2
Pam Ferris
as Tommy Cotter
Peter Keleghan
as News Anchor
Richard Hamilton
as Old Vagrant
Richard Ziman
as Man in Crowd #3
Rothaford Gray
as Ellis
Sabrina Jansuzian
as Hispanic Girl
Samantha Cordero
as Little Girl
Shawn Byfield
as Rickets
Silvia Rojas
as Hispanic Mom
Tim MacMenamin
as Danny
Vito Rezza
as Lead Cop
Catherine Keener
as Nora Wells
Danny DeVito
as Burke Bennett
Harvey Fierstein
as Merv Green
Todd Graff
as Skip Kleinman
Tracey Walter
as Ben Franks
Vincent Schiavelli
as Buggy Ding Dong

Crew

Danny DeVito
Director
Andrew Lazar
Producer
Peter Macgregor-Scott
Producer
Adam Resnick
Screenwriter
Anastas Michos
Cinematographer
Adam Resnick
Songwriter
David Newman
Composer (Music Score)
David Newman
Songwriter
Jon Poll
Editor
Howard Cummings
Production Designer
Tamara Deverell
Art Director
Jeffery MacDonald
Art Director
Doug Davison
Co-producer
Jill Besnoy
Co-producer
Joshua Levinson
Associate Producer
Lisa Reardon
Associate Producer
John Kreidman
Associate Producer
Catherine Doherty
Set Designer
Enrico Campana
Set Designer
Ellen Christiansen
Set Designer
Derek Baskerville
Costume Designer
Sandi Figueroa
Costume Designer
Joseph La Corte
Costume Designer
Anita Simard
Costume Designer
Jane Ruhm
Costume Designer
David J. Webb
First Assistant Director
Harold Michelson
Consultant/advisor
Krystyna Newman
Consultant/advisor
Peter Luxford
Camera Operator
Suzanne Cunliffe-Brown
Stunts
Kent Lutrell
Stunts
Keith Siglinger
Stunts
Jason Guja
Stunts
Blair Koski-Klein
Stunts
Paul Rutledge
Stunts
Christopher McGuire
Stunts
Dave Van Zeyl
Stunts
Elvis Stojko
Choreography
Barry Lather
Choreography
Ross Clydesdale
Casting
Nan Skiba
Production Manager
Margery Simkin
Casting
Mark Bero
Special Effects Supervisor
Marlene Aarons
Key Make-up
Mia Sturup
Assistant Costume Designer
Michael Rispoli
Second Assistant Director
Mo Henry
Negative Cutter
Murphy Occhino
Second Second Assistant Director
Laird McMurray
Special Effects Supervisor
Lara Johnston
First Assistant Editor
Lee Kazista
Second Assistant Camera
Anne O'Brian
First Assistant Editor
Kelly Shanks
Assistant Hair
Koula Sossiadis
Production Coordinator
Joshua Levinson
Post Production Supervisor
Julie Lindner
Assistant Sound Editor
Jason McFarling
Boom Operator
Andreas Haas
Assistant Production Coordinator
Jennifer O'Halloran
Key Hairstylist
Jerry Decarlo
Hair Styles
Igor Nicolet
Assistant Sound Editor
Jack Boem
Second Second Assistant Director
Jan Foster
Unit Production Manager
Joe Barzo
Unit Production Manager
Joe Curtin
Construction Coordinator
Joel Holland
Video Assist
John Colavecchia
First Assistant Camera
Norm Macleod
Dialogue Editor
Paul Shue
Foley Editor
Peter Dunbar
Leadman
Marc Kuitenbrouwer
Head Carpenter
Sandra Mikki
Location Manager
Scott Rouse
Assistant Music Editor
Selena Miller
Makeup
Beck Hoehn
Second Assistant Camera
Skip Lievsay
Re-Recording Mixer
Skip Lievsay
Supervising Sound Editor
Sonya Kowalenko
Set Medic/First Aid
Stephen Yate
Assistant Location Manager
Steve Kirshoff
Special Effects Coordinator
Sylvia Fay
Extra Casting
Takashi Seida
Still Photographer
Richard Fellegara
Set Medic/First Aid
Richard Teodorczyk
Best Boy Grip
Robert DaPrato
Key Grip
Ron Bartlett
Re-Recording Mixer
Ron Petagna
Construction Coordinator
Ronald Burke
Dolly Grip
Thomas Care
Dolly Grip
Thomas Solari
Hair Styles
Todd Millner
Foley Editor
Tom Loo
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Tom O'Connell
ADR Mixer
Beth Nobes
Second Assistant Camera
Ve Neill
Makeup
Ve Neill
Makeup Supervisor
Vic Rigler
Properties Master
Bill Almeida
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Warren Paeff
Associate Editor
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret
Script Supervisor
Yvonne Collins
First Assistant Camera
Emily Loreto
Casting Associate
Erika Schengili-Roberts
Boom Operator
Gary Deneault
Chief Lighting Technician
Glenn Locke
Scenic Artist
Amanda Alden
Production Secretary
Grant Van Der Slagt
Key Costumer
David Kelson
Production Sound
David Tarnawsky
First Assistant Editor
Deb Parker
Location Manager
Cheri Minns
Makeup
Chris Silano
First Assistant Camera
Dylan Hopkins
Second Assistant Director
Clay Liversidge
Chief Lighting Technician
Craig Steele
ADR Mixer
Cylvan Desrouleaux
Second Assistant Camera
Daniel Boxer
Properties Master
Dave Flinch
Foley Editor
Bruno Bryniarski
Second Assistant Director
Carey Depalma
Assistant Location Manager
Carrie Puchkoff
First Assistant Editor
Jeffrey Lee Gibson
Stunts Coordinator
Jeffrey White
Visual Effects Producer
Tom Warren
Assistant Art Director
Kim Hinju
Assistant Art Director
Jamie Jones
Stunts Coordinator
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