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Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Drama | 14 March 2009 (USA)
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A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Hardy ... Himself / Interviewee - Actor
Lily Hardy Lily Hardy ... Herself / Interviewee
Pita Ray Pita Ray ... Herself / Interviewee
Micki Knox Micki Knox ... Herself / Interviewee
Tommy Bice Tommy Bice ... Himself / Interviewee - Superintendent, Alexander City Schools
Lila Graves Lila Graves ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Friend
Laura Gulledge Laura Gulledge ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Friend
Merry Hardy Merry Hardy ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Ex-Wife
Barbara H. Young Barbara H. Young ... Herself / Interviewee - Mayor of Alexander City
Mary Ann Hardy Mary Ann Hardy ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Mother
Wade Jones Wade Jones ... Himself / Interviewee - Convenience Store Owner
Bill Hardy Bill Hardy ... Himself / Interviewee - George's Father
Mollie Barrett Mollie Barrett ... Herself / Interviewee - George's Sister
Michael Paul Stephenson ... Himself - Actor, Director
Jason Steadman Jason Steadman ... Himself / Interviewee - Actor
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In 1989, unwitting Utah actors starred in the undisputed Worst Movie in History: TROLL 2. Two decades later, the legendarily inept film's child star unravels the improbable, heartfelt story of an Alabama dentist-turned-cult movie icon and an Italian filmmaker who come to terms with this genuine, internationally revered cinematic failure. Written by Anonymous

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The Story Behind The Worst Movie Ever Made - "Troll 2"


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English | Italian

Release Date:

14 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,503, 25 April 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$103,194, 12 September 2010
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Troll 2 director Claudio Fragasso loved this documentary. He called it "Beautiful". See more »

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George Hardy: I was in a movie called Troll 2.
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Carol of the Bells
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Composed by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
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for the Nintendo generation
23 November 2010 | by VideoGameHollywoodSee all my reviews

The Best Worse Movie, is a look at the making of the film Troll 2 and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic. Troll 2 is a perfect example of the "so bad it's funny" category. Very few movies get everything, I mean everything so far from right, except for Troll 2.

The Best Worse Movie was made by the child actor from the film, he manages to find all of the cast and discusses with them how the movie changed there lives. It was funny to see the reaction from everyone involved who either wrote the film off as an embarrassment or just a good laugh. Except for the Italian director of Troll 2, who still regarded the film as a masterpiece.

I was very shocked how much I enjoyed this documentary. I enjoyed it as much as "King of Kong", and really enjoyed the story of how a film can go so wrong in every department. It goes to show how beloved some of these terrible campy 80's movies are today with the Nintendo generation.

Rating= A+

UPDATE: After watching this documentary, I went out and watched Troll 2, and yes, it was as bad as they say.


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