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Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury (2011)

R | | Comedy | 27 July 2011 (Sweden)
A movie about making a movie about a man returning to California to be a pool cleaner after an eternity of fighting in Vietnam. But it's been taken over by Mexicans and one of them murdered his family. He settles it the only way he knows.

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Garrett Brawith

Writer:

Ross Patterson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kevin Sorbo ... Poolboy
Ross Patterson ... Saint James St. James
Danny Trejo ... Caesar
Jason Mewes ... Doug
Edi Patterson ... Peters
Bryan Callen ... Eduardo
Mark Curry ... Captain O'Malley
Robert LaSardo ... Spider
Alanna Ubach ... Karen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cherise Bangs ... Hot Hostess
Paul Ben-Victor ... Kip Tippington
Ahmed Best ... Sidney Moncrief
Al Carabello ... Miguel Santiago
Robert Caso ... Bob
Jennifer Elise Cox ... Rita
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In this unearthed lost movie from 1990 that the studio deemed too terrible to release, a Vietnam veteran Sal Bando (Kevin Sorbo), tortured by his past as a pool boy, returns home to Van Nuys, California, and a country he doesn't recognize, in which it seems only Mexicans run pool-cleaning companies. Bando sets off on a brutal mission to reclaim his "rightful" vocation and enact revenge on the man (Danny Trejo) who killed his wife and son. Written by Anonymous

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No Lifeguard On Duty

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rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, graphic nudity, pervasive language, violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2011 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Poolboy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color
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Trivia

Kevin Sorbo and Jason Mewes have both worked with different actors named Kevin Smith. See more »

Quotes

Police Officer: The "only raping clown in town"?
Poolboy: [disguised as clown] Oops, I guess I forgot to add the extra P.
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This was so hilarious! Great fun, great jokes and great gags...
9 June 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

When I sat down to watch "Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury" it was out of sheer boredom. But wow, this movie was such a wonderful surprise. If you enjoyed movies such as "The Naked Gun", "Hot Shots", and "Airplane!" then you definitely have to check out this movie, because it is equally funny and so far out there in spoof and gags.

The story is about Vietname veteran Sal Bando returning to America after 13 years in Vietnam! But the home he returns to have changed dramatically and his wife is now sleeping with the poolboy. Hellbent on revenge, Bando sets out to become the only white poolboy in the entire area.

"Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury" is full of outrageous gags, jokes, punchlines and stupidity. I was laughing quite a lot throughout the entire movie. And I must admit that this movie is worthy aside the classic "The Naked Gun" movie.

And the people they had managed to pull together for making this movie was really great. There were so many familiar faces from movies and TV series alike. And if you are an avid movie fan and sitcom fan like me, you will be counting the familiar faces from the start of the movie right up to the very end. Kevin Sorbo (playing Sal Bando/poolboy) was actually doing a great job in the movie, and it was great fun to see him in a role such as this. But that they had managed to get Danny Trejo to play the villain, that was just off the charts. Thumbs up for that.

"Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury" is a lot of laughs and is actually good entertainment. And the absurdity of the in-your-face-oh-so-fake feeling of the effects and props, well that was just hilarious. Watch this movie if you are a fan of the "The Naked Gun" comedy genre, I am sure you will love this movie too.

As a side note, it should be said that there is a bit of nudity and usage of adults-only material for some of the gags in the movie. So if you are easily offended, just a heads up on that account. There is also a lot of racism in the movie, but it is done in a hilarious way, so you can't help to laugh at it, because it is so absurd.

I liked this movie, especially because it made me laugh this much.


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