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Wirey Spindell (1999)

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Eric Schaeffer writes, directs, produces, and stars in this wacky sex comedy. Nine days away from his wedding, Spindell (Schaeffer) realizes that, though his future bride Tabitha (Callie Thorne) is both gorgeous and understanding, he no longer finds her sexually attractive. In flashbacks, we learn about the sexually precocious Spindell, including a time as a toddler when he tries to have oral sex with an electrical outlet. Later in college, he has a long passionate affair with Samantha, who is just as neurotic and sexually kinked as he is. Wirey Spindell was screened at the 1999 Boston Film Festival.

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Cast

Eric Schaeffer
as Wirey Spindell
Eric Mabius
as Wirey (age 17)
Devon Matthews
as Junior High Wirey
Zane Adlum
as Wirey (age 6)
Samantha Buck
as Samantha
Jennifer Wiltsie
as Wirey's Mom (as a youth)
Peggy Gormley
as Wirey's Mom (as an adult)
John Doman
as Wirey's Father
Don Creech
as Teacher
John Deyle
as Principal Dickens
Baby John Henry
as Baby Wirey
Laura Chen
as Little Chinese Girl
Billie Greenfield
as Brooke Swarthen
Corey Michael
as Greg (age 6)
Kaleigh Palazzo
as Cousin Betsy
Silvan Sennon
as Robby in 7th Grade
George Bass
as Raphael
Paul Frediani
as Calhoun Coach
Edward J. Moore
as Lapper Teacher/Coach
Anthony Tavaglione
as Mean Kid/Junior High
Chuck Bradley
as Mean Kid Spy
Gerry Rosenthal
as Mike Johnson
Kerilynn Pratt
as First Date
John C. Haynes
as Announcer No. 1
Jim Gaffigan
as Announcer No. 2
Retania Alda
as Bratelboro Coaches Wife
Jenna Stern
as Roxanne
Jan Greenfield
as Teenage Girl
Mathew Brown
as Bass Player
Lisa Lang
as Stephanie
Hamilton Deoliveira
as Bloody Cross Guy/Jiz
David Healy
as Yuppie Guy
Dionne Ford Kurth
as Model/Danny
Ingrid Kogin
as Russian Hooker
Steven Bradbury
as Teacher/Shop Class
Mark Kachersky
as Football Coach
Angela Bullock
as Tabatha's Girlfriend
Stacey Leigh Ivey
as Stripper Waitress
Mel Rodriguez
as Worker/Doorman
Jorge Pupo
as Scout No. 1
Ray Fitzgerald
as Scout No. 3
Irma St. Paule
as Angel Lady
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Critic Reviews for Wirey Spindell

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

Long, shapeless, and painfully unfunny, Wirey Spindell confirms its maker's status as one of the most distinctively awful filmmakers of his generation.

July 10, 2006 | Full Review…
AV Club
Top Critic

...a teen sex comedy for the grown-up arthouse crowd.

April 27, 2005 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

To say that this movie is true to life is only to say that it's banal, boring and confusing.

May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Wirey Spindell is as idiosyncratic as the name of its hero, which gives this surprisingly affecting film its title.

August 15, 2002 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Ambiguously autobiographical (and, per usual, sooty-lensed.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
Village Voice
Top Critic

Where writer-director Eric Schaeffer shoots himself in the foot is by succumbing to the narcissistic voice within.

January 12, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
TheMovieReport.com

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