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R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
This mockumentary explores the career of independent filmmaker Morty Fineman (Jerry Stiller), responsible for over 400 movies. Fineman faces mounting debt, but puts his heart and remaining money into a feature film about a serial killer. He contacts his daughter, Paloma (Janeane Garofalo), to work for him, after which he tries to obtain the rights to the killer's tale. The only caveat is that the film must be a musical. Fineman, Paloma and assistant Irving embark on this strange quest.

Cast: Jerry Stiller , Janeane Garofalo , Max Perlich , Ginger Lynn Allen , Billy Burke , Andy Dick , Fred Dryer , Ethan Embry

Director: Stephen Kessler

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Arrow Entertainment, New City Releasing [us], Arrow Releasing Inc.

The Independent (2000)

Release Date: February 1st, 2002|1 hr. 35 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Really is just an excuse to string together some silly fake-movie clips. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Deadpan, dead-on parody of a schlockmeister at work and play. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Dumb fun is the best way to describe The Independent, and I mean that as a compliment. show more

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