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A Futile and Stupid Gesture

24 Jan 2018

1 hr 41 min

Comedy

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If You Don't Watch This Movie, We'll Kill Will Forte.
The National Lampoon name became globally recognized after the monumental success of Animal House—but before the glory days, it was a scrappy yet divinely subversive magazine and radio show that introduced the world to comedic geniuses like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, and Gilda Radner. The driving force behind National Lampoon was Doug Kenney (Will Forte), and his truly wild and crazy story unfolds in A Futile and Stupid Gesture from Harvard to Hollywood to Caddyshack and beyond.

Details

Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $10M

Direction

David Wain

Production

Peter Principato (Producer)
Ed Helms (Executive Producer)
Ben Ormand (Executive Producer)
Michael Colton (Executive Producer)
John Aboud (Executive Producer)
David Wain (Executive Producer)
Sean McKittrick (Executive Producer)
Edward Hamm Jr. (Executive Producer)
Jonathan Stern (Producer)

Writing

(Screenplay)
(Book)
(Screenplay)

Acting

Will Forte (as Douglas Kenney)
Domhnall Gleeson (as Henry Beard)
Martin Mull (as 'Modern' Douglas Kenney)
Thomas Lennon (as Michael O'Donoghue)
Joel McHale (as Chevy Chase)
John Gemberling (as John Belushi)
Rick Glassman (as Harold Ramis)
Jon Daly (as Bill Murray)
Seth Green (as Christopher Guest)
Matt Lucas (as Tony Hendra)
Paul Scheer (as Paul Shaffer)
Lonny Ross (as Ivan Reitman)
Neil Casey (as Brian McConnachie)
Armen Weitzman (as Lorne Michaels)
Jackie Tohn (as Gilda Radner)
Natasha Lyonne (as Anne Beatts)
Emmy Rossum (as Kathryn Walker)
Camille Guaty (as Alex Garcia-Mata)
Elvy Yost (as Mary Martello)
Meera Rohit Kumbhani (as Elaine)
Liz Femi (as Skeptic)
Brian Huskey (as John Landis)
Harry Groener (as Harry Kenney)
Annette O'Toole (as Stephanie Kenney)
Jeremey Penn (as Daniel Kenney)
Joe Lo Truglio (as Brad)
Jake Jacobson (as Ted Knight)
Erv Dahl (as Rodney Dangerfield)
Jack Andrew Cook (as Dan Aykroyd)
Andrew Gray McDonnell (as Danny Noonan)
Lindsey Kraft (as Gwyneth Cravens)
Martha Smith (as Tour Guide)
Lauryn Morse (as Cheerleader Captain)
Ben F. Campbell (as Jester Guy)
James Bearb (as Doug Niedermeyer)
Vivienne Taylor (as Toga Waitress)
Sean Leo (as Boyscout)
Bob Stephenson (as Construction Worker)
Garrett Boyd (as Young Omega Chip Diller)
Jon Klaft (as Preppy)
Paige Flannery (as Stoned College Kid)
Sandra Rosko (as Stoner College Kid)
Tim Seitter (as Kroger)
Gina Greschner (as Dancer)
Kerri Kenney-Silver (as Sullivan Producer)
Gregg Turkington (as Advertiser)
Steven Sims (as Dorfman)
Allyson Nicole Jones (as Student)
Bambadjan Bamba (as Taxi Driver)
Beau Bassewitz (as Umpire)
Christopher Arminio (as National Lampoon Staffer)
Abigail Klein (as Missy)
Christina Miller (as Funeral Guest)
T.C. Daniels (as Brian Doyle Murray)
Dallas Ryan (as Sound Guy)
David Sampen (as Caddyshack Film Crew)
Ed Helms (as Tom Snyder)
Paul Rudd (as "The Nobody")
Rich Sommer (as Harry Crane)
David Krumholtz (as Time-Life Publisher)
Mitchell Hurwitz (as Time-Life Publisher)
David Wain (as Interviewer)
Finn Wittrock (as Tim Matheson)
Max Greenfield (as Chris Miller)
Frank Gingerich (as Doug - Age 12)
Morgan Gingerich (as Doug - Age 12)
Carla Gallo (as Lucy Fisher)
Brad Morris (as Peter Ivers)
Rick Overton (as First Publisher)
Mark Metcalf (as Second Publisher)
Michael Sherman (as Ed Sullivan)
Krister Johnson (as Michael Gross)
Nelson Franklin (as P.J. O'Rourke)

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