Candyman

Candyman

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Director: Costa Botes

Cast: Costa Botes, David Klein, Bert Klein, "Weird Al" Yankovic

     
 

In 1976, David Klein was a candy distributor who had a brainstorm -- make the world's best jelly beans, and create a store just to sell them. Klein came up with new recipes for jellybeans that used natural ingredients and flavored the inside filling as well as the shells. Several years later, Klein's Jelly Belly jelly beans were on the market, and while business was… See more details below

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In 1976, David Klein was a candy distributor who had a brainstorm -- make the world's best jelly beans, and create a store just to sell them. Klein came up with new recipes for jellybeans that used natural ingredients and flavored the inside filling as well as the shells. Several years later, Klein's Jelly Belly jelly beans were on the market, and while business was slow at first with a little press attention and an unpaid celebrity endorsement from then-president Ronald Reagan, the gourmet jelly beans became a massive success. However, while Klein was a great candy maker, he wasn't much of a businessman; he was pressured into selling the Jelly Belly trademark to the company that manufactured the candy just as the product was taking off nationally, and not only was he cut out of most of the profits, he's been written out of the company's history, with no mention on their website of the man who created their signature product. Filmmaker Costa Botes profiles David Klein and tells the strange story of how the man behind one of the greatest success stories in the sweets industry lost control of his brainchild in the documentary Candyman. Produced by David Klein's son Bert Klein, a successful filmmaker and animator, Candyman was an official selection at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2011
UPC:
0845637001125
Original Release:
2010
Source:
Indiepix
Time:
1:16:00

Special Features

Audio commentaries:; -Director Costa Botes; -Bert & David Klein; Over 25 minutes of deleted scenes ; Theatrical trailer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Candyman
1. The Beginning [4:54]
2. Rebecca [3:08]
3. Paper Plates [3:14]
4. Old Garvey [3:19]
5. The Phone Call [3:23]
6. The Ice Cream Parlor [4:08]
7. Raining Money [5:12]
8. Crazy Drawing [6:02]
9. The Biggest Mistake [4:12]
10. Bath of Beans [4:09]
11. Riding With Bob [3:37]
12. Coming to Town [4:08]
13. The Power of It All [5:03]
14. Failed Candies [4:25]
15. Bert Leaves Home [4:11]
16. Morning Mail [4:26]
17. The Mentor [3:38]
18. Bert and Emily [3:20]
19. End Credits [1:59]

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