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The Godfather of Green Bay (2006)

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Joe Keegan is the "Rocky" of stand-up comedy. A 15-year comedy veteran who was pegged for stardom early on in his career but has blown every major audition he has ever had. Joe's friend Kenny tells him he can get an audition for 'The Tonight Show' and that it's "a can't miss." The one catch is that it's at a roadside bar in tiny Pine Lake, Wis., hometown of "Tonight Show" talent scout Harvey Skorik, who never misses Rocktoberfest. Having doubts, but needing a break from L.A. , Joe reluctantly agrees to go. Arriving in Wisconsin , Joe encounter's his former high school English teacher, the beautiful Molly Mahoney, who is also at a crossroads in her life, coming off a failed marriage. Joe tells her he just wants to prove to himself that he hasn't been wasting the last fifteen years of his life. Molly makes him realize just the opposite - that he has been living his dream. Things finally start looking up for Joe Keegan until he finds that his audition will be in front of his toughest crowd yet -- Packer fans, deer hunters and The Godfather of Green Bay, Big Jake Norquist, a former high school football star turned drug dealer, who is also in love with Molly.

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Cast

Tony Goldwyn
as Big Jake Norquist
Mike Toomey
as State Trooper
Lauren Holly
as Molly Mahoney
Jimmy Pardo
as Higgins
Duane Sharp
as Sheriff Arthur
Steve Seagren
as Bar Owner/Ralph
Pete Schwaba
as Joe Keegan
Eric Price
as Rat Boy
Jeffrey Hoge
as Bartender/Jeremy
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Critic Reviews for The Godfather of Green Bay

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Not a good movie, but sort of likable.

September 28, 2006
Chicago Tribune
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You don't have to be an overly sensitive Dairy State booster to take offense. It's more than enough to simply be a fan of film or comedy.

March 24, 2006
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Audience Reviews for The Godfather of Green Bay

This wasn't as bad as I thought this was going to be. Decent casting with especially with Thomas Lennon from Reno 911. There were a couple times whent he jokes fell flat, but when the jokes were on, they were good. Sometimes the story was alittle choppy and it did seem like a little too much to tie up the payoff. The payoff of the movie was too quick and it took away from the movie. Decent little movie though.

Ken Doers
Ken Doers

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½

Only mildly amusing. The stars do try and do rather well, but they don't have the material to work with. It's just a bland movie, not many sparks and it did not always hold my interest.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

I thought they could have done a better job of casting, like feature me instead of some of the other locals!

Sean Boyce
Sean Boyce

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