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

Crew

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