Cattle Call (National Lampoon's Cattle Call)

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A group of disgruntled actresses plot revenge after learning that a high profile casting call was actually a scam cooked up by three lonely losers just looking to get laid. Sherman and Glen just wanted a little action, but romantic Richie Ray was looking for his dream girl. At first their seedy scam seemed to be working brilliantly, and then the truth came out. When these ambitious actresses realize they've been had, it doesn't take long for them to throw together their own diabolical plan. Nicole Eggert, Thomas Ian Nicholas, and Diedrich Bader star in a sexy comedy featuring special appearances by Paul Mazursky and Jonathan Winters.


Critic Reviews for Cattle Call (National Lampoon's Cattle Call)

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Audience Reviews for Cattle Call (National Lampoon's Cattle Call)

  • Jun 27, 2011
    A very poor low budget comedy with Thomas Ian Nicholas of American Pie. It has a few familiar faces, but this is just a rather odd film. It tries to be a bit cheeky and border on a sex comedy but fails pretty bad. Some scenes are just totally random?! Stick to the American Pie series or some of the better known comedies of recent years for more laughs.
    Dean K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2010
    When I read the Plot it was sold for me as a funny interesting movie and boy was I wrong! The premise of the movie was good; it was just the movie itself that was bad and the exposition of it too. You're thinking, "National Lampoon"? It must be funny! No. It's not funny. No laughs, no chuckles, certainly no guffaws. It's not even mildly interesting. This is essentially a one joke movie, and the joke is unoriginal, redundant, and boring. Most of the crude efforts for a laugh totally misfire, and the overly simplistic script simply has nowhere to go. The entire film seems tired from beginning to end. Throw in the towel early, because essentially you will not miss anything you haven't seen before. Three deadbeats set up a fake casting agency. Using very little or no money. I think they also tried to do the movie this way! They rent a studio-like office and convince hundreds of desperate women that their stupid questions about sex and men have some connection to a movie audition. They get caught out and are sodomized by some butch lesbians with electrical implements, charged with fraud, go to trial, then, in one night, magically pull together some bits and pieces of video-tape, sufficient to convince a judge it was for real all along. Oh, and the main deadbeat gets the beautiful girl anyway. That actually sums it up! Diedrich Bader had a very weak performance in this movie and Thomas Ian Nicholas showed me again why there really isn't anything special about him. Although there were a few times where I laughed, the romantic parts felt like I was watching a bad TV-movie. If I were you, I would approach this movie with caution; you'll like it if you're a die-hard National Lampoon fan you'll be disappointed. In Los Angeles, three guys with limited social lives hatch a plan to meet women: they'll issue a casting call for an independent film, interview actresses, and ask out the ones who interest them. Glenn is a nerd, but he has the office. Sherman has the idea - he's a hound, happy to lie, eager to meet and bed as many women as he can fool. Richie, who owns the camera, hopes to meet his true love. Within a few days, he's fallen for Marina Dell, new in town, with a boyfriend back east; Glenn is ga-ga for Laurel, and Sherman can't say no to the eager and adventurous Nikita. But how long can they sustain the fiction, and what about real feelings? A guy starts a fake casting agency in hopes that he will meet his soul mate.
    Sergio E Super Reviewer
  • Oct 29, 2009
    Two of the main ladies, Mollen and Handler, are ok. Bader is supposed to be an awkward creepy character, but he succeeds too much in this, while failing to be funny. The normal recent National Lampoon habit of giving us flat stereotypes and sex sex sex.
    Byron B Super Reviewer

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