The Big Tease (2000)

The Big Tease (2000)



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.
R (for language)
Art House & International , Comedy
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Craig Ferguson
as Crawford
Chris Langham
as Martin
Mary McCormack
as Monique
Donal Logue
as Eamonn
Larry Miller
as Dunstan
Kevin Allen
as Gareth
Isabella Aitkin
as Beasie Mackenzie
Drew Carey
as himself
Caitlyn Jenner
as himself
Sara Gilbert
as Gretle
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.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Top Critic

A sub-sitcom stretched to an interminable 85 minutes.

December 31, 1999
Village Voice
Top Critic

Likely to vanish from theaters in a blink.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

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

December 31, 1999
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

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

December 31, 1999
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for The Big Tease


Exactly not how to do a mockumentary. Just proves how hard it really is to perfect that style. A Scottish hair dresser is invited to a "hair-off" in LA as a guest, but he thinks he is to perform. No hilarity ensues, but a bunch of gayness does.


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

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


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

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