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

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