25 Favorite Films with Broken Lizard!

RT catches up with the comedy troupe as they take their latest film to Slamdance.

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Kevin Heffernan



This is Spinal Tap (1984, 96% Tomatometer)
Spinal TapI think Spinal Tap is the funniest movie ever made.

The King of Comedy (1982, 92% Tomatometer)
The King of ComedyOne of my all-time favorite movies is The King of Comedy, which is a Martin Scorsese movie. I think it's a very different movie -- there's so much great De Niro; it's a different kind of character for De Niro, which I loved watching.

Lemme: I like how De Niro would study animals to research roles, and the animal he studied for The King of Comedy was the crab. If you know that, go back and watch him, and his movements are all symmetrical -- he moves sideways.


Dr. StrangeloveDefinitely one of my all-time favorite movies. Here's the guy who directed Spartacus, and Dr. Strangelove is very different. It's got great political satire, and at the same time that kind of crazy, great Peter Sellers comedy mixed together, which is really amazing. And it looks awesome.


Reservoir Dogs (1992, 95% Tomatometer)
Reservoir DogsI like that it's very similar to Slammin' Salmon, in the sense that it takes place all in one place. That's what I loved about that movie. It's so interesting the way they made it dynamic, and not boring, and it's all in this one warehouse. I really loved that about it. It's cheaper to shoot an indie film that way; what, did they make that for $2 million bucks or something like that? So it allows you to do a little bit more with the dialogue and characters.

Stolhanske: My favorite single-setting film -- like Slammin' Salmon -- is The Exorcist.

Chandrasekhar: Oh! I thought you were going to say...Glengarry Glen Ross. (Coincidentally, the server competition in Broken Lizard's Slammin' Salmon bears a cinematic likeness to the plot of Glengarry Glen Ross.)


Bob Roberts (1992, 100%)
Bob RobertsI love that movie. Also a political satire, but done so well. Tim Robbins wrote, directed and starred in it.




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