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Danny Roane: First Time Director (2006)

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A washed-up television star attempts to crawl out of the bottle and back to the top of the heap in this showbiz mockumentary starring Andy Dick as the biggest underdog the small screen has ever known. The time has come to sober up and jump back in the fray, but could it be that Danny Roane (Dick)'s talent has finally been drowned by a few too many week-long benders? As he takes his shot at directing his first-ever feature film, the world watches wondering whether he'll turn out an undisputed classic or simply blackout before the martini shot is in the can. Ben Stiller, Maura Tierney, James VanDerBeek, and Bob Odenkirk all drop in to wish their old friend good luck as he stumbles his way down the comeback trail.
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    LionsGate Entertainment

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Cast

Andy Dick
as Danny Roane
Sara Rue
as Charlotte Louis
Bob Odenkirk
as Pete Kesselmen
Ben Stiller
as Himself
Paul Henderson
as Paul Gunderson
Michael Hitchcock
as John Imbagliado
Anthony Rapp
as Himself
Jack Black
as Himself
Marshall Cook
as Nathan West
Eddie Alfano
as Vinnie Carbonarra
Bob Bancroft
as Allen Roane
Jamie Anne Allman
as Candice Sauvigne
Mo Collins
as Deidra Fennigan
Catherine DePrima
as Business Woman
Jacob Dick
as Evan Wetzle
Derrel Furutani
as Japanese Auditioner
Scott Haze
as Rehab Patient
Jimmy Kimmel
as Himself
Karen Loftus
as Mrs. Wetzel
Madeline Long
as Susan Fritz
Noli McCool
as Vicious Cycle Actor
Jason Miller
as Charles Brown
Daniel Passer
as Asp/Hitler
Tyler Sedustine
as Tyler Carmichael
David Seiler
as Korean Auditioner
Jacob Stein
as Jewish Auditioner
Crystal Stone
as Viscious Cycles Actress
Erik Strom
as Caucasian Auditioner
Debra Wilson
as Rehab Nurse
Jim Wise
as Animal Wrangler
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Critic Reviews for Danny Roane: First Time Director

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Andy Dick plays a very familiar role in his funny if thin feature-directing debut.

March 22, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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It's a chance to watch two filmmakers, one real and one fictional, screw up their movies at the same time.

Full Review… | March 26, 2006
EricDSnider.com

Audience Reviews for Danny Roane: First Time Director

Robert & I watched this last night & laughed till our faces hurt. Great film to get drunk too! LOL! (:-P

Theresa Lindsey
Theresa Lindsey

I loved this movie!! Great cameos!! The Nazi's did have nice buttons!! I like to watch Andy Dick drink giant glasses of wine. My wife is hot for "Dick too" I believe in Andy Dick as a comedian!!

SuperManJones Phuc
SuperManJones Phuc

Actually really funny! Andy Dick's direction is great in this off-beat mockumentary. It's definitely out there, but it's so well done. The musical parts with Anthony Rapp is so hilarious, and all the stuff with James Van Der Beek is hysterical. A great comedy!

Haley Anderson
Haley Anderson

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