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Chairman of the Board (1997)




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Stand-up comic Carrot Top is usually seen with his wacky inventions, such as a bald-head blowdryer and an anatomically correct fanny pack. Similar goofy gimmicks are combined with physical humor and stunt work in this comedy about the plight of Venice Beach inventor-surfer Edison (Carrot Top) and his roommates Ty (Mystro Clark) and Zak (Jack Plotnick) as they all near eviction. For rent money, Edison tries (unsuccessfully) to sell his dopey devices, including his Glo Gunk and his bug-killer helmet. A la Melvin and Howard, Edison offers a roadside assist to wealthy tycoon Armand McMillan (Jack Warden), who dies and wills controlling shares of his business to Edison, putting Edison at odds with McMillan's mean-spirited nephew (Larry Miller) and McMillan's closest corporate competitor Grace Kosik (Raquel Welch). In the Big tradition, Edison gets positive reactions to such inventions as TV dinners with real TVs and his Bull Shirt lie-detector -- while schemes and intrigue lurk around every corner of the corporate corridors. The comedian received a satirical jab from Mike Myers in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) when the words "Carrot Top movie" are seen on a document of villainous "evil schemes."more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Alexander Zamm, Al Septien, Turi Meyer, Alex Zamm
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On DVD: Jul 14, 1998


Larry Miller
as Bradford
Raquel Welch
as Grace Kosik
Estelle Harris
as Ms. Krubavitch
Bill Erwin
as Landers
Jack McGee
as Harlan
Fred Stoller
as McMillan Gate Guard
Ursula Burton
as French Waitress
Cindy Margolis
as Tennis Instructor
Taylor Negron
as Mr. Withermeyer
Eric "Butterbean" Es...
as Museum Security Guar...
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Critic Reviews for Chairman of the Board

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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New York Times
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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

September 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for Chairman of the Board

I originally saw this when it came out, I was twelve at the time, and even back then I didn't think that this film was funny. Chairman of the Board is a dreadful mess of a movie with a poor script, poor acting and poor dialogue. The gags are horrible, and lead actor Carrot Top proves he's one annoying actor by delivering his "unique and irritating" brand of humour. I don't see how anyone could find this train wreck funny. This is humour at its lowest form. Chairman of the Board is boring, pathetic garbage. The film tries too hard at making you laugh with its boring jokes, only thing is, the jokes fall flat, and never take off. If you've ever had doubts about Carrot Top's comic delivery, this film will definitely give you a taste of what he's capable of-that's not saying much. This film is so poorly conceived I can't believe that they green lit this crap./ This film was awful with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. IO was bored with this film, and thought that it was an absolute waste of time. The film suffered from poor writing and a bad cast. The lead actor Carrot Top proves that he's a bad comedian, and really can't act in a film, much less perform a good comedy skit. If you're looking for a good comedy, this film definitely isn't it. This film scraps the bottom of the barrel and is one of the worst comedies that I have seen. The only recommendations I can give for this one is to avoid it.

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