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Run Ronnie Run (2002)

R | | Comedy | January 2002 (USA)
A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Taylor Bruce Taylor ... Dot Lancaster
David Cross ... Ronnie Dobbs / Pootie T / Chow Chow
Leon Lamar ... Tammy's Neighbor
India Cosper India Cosper ... Middle Ronnie
Blaze Walker Blaze Walker ... Little Middle Ronnie
Storm Walker Storm Walker ... Little Ronnie
Jill Talley ... Tammy
Paul Carden Paul Carden ... Tas-Tee Liquor Store Owner
Becky Thyre ... Tonya
Suli McCullough Suli McCullough ... Kyle
David Koechner ... Clay
Saucy Saucy ... F'd Up Dog
E.J. De la Pena E.J. De la Pena ... Jerry Trellis
Jonathon Pelletier Jonathon Pelletier ... 9 Year Old Ronnie
Kimberly Schwartz Kimberly Schwartz ... 9 Year Old Tammy
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Run Ronnie Run is a heart warming spin-off from the cult hit HBO series "Mr. Show". It is the story of Ronwell Quincy Dobbs (David Cross), who has a unique talent for getting arrest. A British television personality, Terry Twillstein (Bob Odenkirk), gets sight of Ronnie and brings Ronnie to Hollywood to get him his own TV show. Ronnie must then deal with his new life, while having to deal with missing his ex-wife that he left back home. This is a delightful comedy with countless celebrity cameos by Dave Foley, Jeff Goldblum, and Jack Black just to name a few. As well as many appearances by characters for the hit television series "Mr. Show". Written by The Fuzz

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Rated R for strong language, sexual content and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alearga, Ronnie, alearga See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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This movie was held by New Line Cinema for 2 1/2 years after it was completed. It was never released theatrically and was finally released on DVD September 16th 2003. See more »

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Birthday Woman: Oh, Ronnie Dobbs. You are brilliant. You HAVE to do me a favor.
Robbie Dobbs: At your service.
Birthday Woman: Tell me to fuck off.
Ronnie Dobbs: Huh?
Birthday Woman's Friend: Come on, it's her birthday.
Robbie Dobbs: Alright. Fuck you, bitch.
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Crazy Credits

During the ending credits, "outtakes" are seen. All these "outtakes" are spoofs of outtakes from Jackie Chan movies. For example, after each "injury" four Asian men in red jumpsuits run out to help the "injured" (similar to many Jackie Chan movies,) and the "outtake" ends with the "injured" person giving a thumbs up to the camera while on a stretcher (a la Jackie Chan.) See more »

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Features Dead or Alive 2 (2000) See more »

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Champagne Jam
Written by Robert Nix, J.R. Cobb and Buddy Buie
Performed by Ween
Courtesy of New Line Productions, Inc.
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A Direct-To-Video Wasteland of Undermined Comic Talents
10 October 2009 | by jzappaSee all my reviews

A swamp of wasted comic ingenuity, Run Ronnie Run has about 10 minutes of clever, even hilarious parody to its name before being cleaned out of laughs. For the remainder of the time, this Sundance handout spun off from David Cross and Bob Odenkirk's hilarious HBO program Mr. Show With Bob and David, stumbles along, confusing with trendy and audacious all the infantile throwaways and pop culture references that it tediously stretches to frame its running time. Camouflaged behind a bulletproof mullet, Cross plays the Ronnie in question, a beer-gorging deadbeat hayseed who whiles away the hours wreaking havoc on his Georgia hometown. His exploits are caught on tape by a Cops-like reality show called Fuzz, and he's noticed by pathetic infomercial personality/inventor Terry Twillstein, played by an astute Bob Odenkirk, who sees Ronnie's popularity with lowbrow viewers. He promotes the idea to TV executives for a show in which he is arrested in a different city each week. The show becomes phenomenally successful, making Ronnie rich and famous, surprise surprise.

But while the text isn't up to Mr. Show's lofty benchmark, some big laughs do emerge, as when Hollywood stars beseech Ronnie to rob them, or when Ronnie's one semblance of soul-searching on death row involves his last meal: waffles, squarely nosing out corn dogs. Cross and Odenkirk, who ultimately disowned this movie, hardly reproduce a shred of the wit of any one of various sundry sketches from their show, but David Koechner has some time here to do his thing as an illiterate alcoholic redneck moron and Sarah Silverman Program regular Brian Posehn is one of the writers.

Ronnie's guilelessness is essentially a one-dimensional gag. Cross can be hilarious, but he's just more fitting when he's bald. Here his act is eclipsed by the innumerable celebrity cameos such as Jack Black, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, John and Rebecca Romijn Stamos, Ben Stiller, Jeff Goldblum, Mandy Patinkin, Kathy Griffin, etc., and episodes which don't follow at all from the premises, including one that reveals the "gay conspiracy" overseen by Patrick Warburton and forces them to give up their plot for world domination. It's completely non-sequitary in the film, and it's particularly memorable.


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