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The Big Tease (2000)

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Critic Consensus: The Big Tease may be predictable, but the buoyant performances keep you laughing once you give in to the silliness.

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Craig Ferguson, best known to American audiences as Mr. Wick, the conniving boss who loves to fire people on The Drew Carey Show, co-wrote and starred in this mock-documentary about Crawford Mackenzie, Scotland's leading hairdresser. When Crawford receives an invitation to Los Angeles for the World Freestyle Hairstyling Championships, he eagerly hops the first flight to America, with a camera crew in tow to record his triumphant debut in the States. Once he arrives, he learns that he was invited to attend and observe but not to compete. Crawford is at first dejected, but he refuses to take the humiliation lying down; one way or another, Crawford is determined to show off his talents for the greater glory of Scottish hair styling. The supporting cast includes Mary McCormack, Sara Gilbert, Larry Miller, and Charles Napier; director Kevin Allen previously helmed the offbeat Scottish comedy Twin Town.

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Cast

Larry Miller
as Dunstan
Isabella Aitkin
as Beasie Mackenzie
Drew Carey
as himself
Angela McCluskey
as Senga Magoogan
Francine York
as Elegant Woman
Nina Siemaszko
as Betty Fuego
Melissa Rosenberg
as Dianne Abbott
Norm Compton
as Cop Driver
Loren Lazerine
as Bear Suit Person
Robert Fisher
as Bunny Suit Person
Steven M. Porter
as Chicken Suit Person
Evie Peck
as Reindeer Suit Person
Robert Sherman
as Constance
Lawrence Young
as Dave London
Justin Pierce
as Skateboard Kid
Marcia Wright
as Monique's Receptionist
Koji Toyoda
as Dick Miyake
Ted McGinley
as Johnny Darjerling
Kyle Kraska
as Bob Flaps
Richard Callen
as Frank Wad
William J. Fisher
as TV Reporter
Vicki Liddelle
as Margaret Sim
Padam Singh
as Mr. Patel
Robert Maffia
as Police Officer
Evelyn Iocolano
as Hotel Receptionist
Sam Rubin
as TV Anchor
Veronica Webb
as As Herself
Jose Eber
as As Himself
Elois Dejoria
as Judge No. 2
Giuseppe Franco
as Judge No. 3
Sascha Ferguson
as Judge No. 4
Millie Gervasi
as Judge No. 5
Kylie Bax
as Stig's Hair Model
Kimora Lee Simmons
as Dick Miyake's Hair Model
Contrelle Pinkney
as Dave London's Hair Model
Emily Procter
as Young Valhenna Woman
Bobbie Bluebell
as Angry Hedge Man
Sergio Brie
as Ronnie the `Beefeater'
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Critic Reviews for The Big Tease

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (15)

Although it has its moments, The Big Tease doesn't fulfill its potential.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Sloppy.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A sub-sitcom stretched to an interminable 85 minutes.

January 1, 2000

Likely to vanish from theaters in a blink.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Crawford's such a good-hearted guy, you can't help but want a cut from his clippers.

January 1, 2000

Directed by Briton Kevin Allen (Twin Town) with just the right light touch.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/5

Audience Reviews for The Big Tease

Winning little comedy. Ferguson is immensely likable in the lead.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

½

Light hearted, very amiable fake documentary following a Scottish hairdresser's entry into a prestigious hair dressing competition in L.A. Might have been too light for it's own good, but Ferguson is so ingratiating that he makes it a joy to watch.

Steve K
Steve K

Super Reviewer

½

A favorite. Call me nuts, but I like this movie for its hilarity.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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