Heckler

Heckler

Director: Michael Addis

Cast: Michael Addis, Jamie Kennedy, Louie Anderson, David "Elsewhere" Bernal

     
 
Nearly anyone who performs in public on a regular basis is familiar with the notion of the audience member who makes their opinions loudly and clearly known during the show, and like most comedians Jamie Kennedy has dealt with his fair share of hecklers over the course of his career. However, when Kennedy moved from stand-up comic to actor, he encountered a new breed

Overview

Nearly anyone who performs in public on a regular basis is familiar with the notion of the audience member who makes their opinions loudly and clearly known during the show, and like most comedians Jamie Kennedy has dealt with his fair share of hecklers over the course of his career. However, when Kennedy moved from stand-up comic to actor, he encountered a new breed of heckler -- the on-line film critic who posts angry rants on the internet, taking Kennedy to task for nearly every aspect of such critically drubbed movies as Son Of The Mask and Malibu's Most Wanted. Kennedy teamed up with director Michael Addis to make the documentary Heckler, which explores the increasingly combative relationship between artists and their audience. Heckler features interviews with a number of comics and musicians discussing their experiences with loud-mouthed spectators (including Bill Maher, David Cross, Louie Anderson, Rob Zombie, Joe Rogan and David Allen Grier), but Kennedy goes a step further, confronting a number of the writers who've bad-mouthed his work and questioning their role in the creative process. Kennedy and Addis also talk with filmmaker Uwe Boll, who went so far as to challenge his critics to a boxing match. Heckler received its world premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2008
UPC:
0096009570293
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
R
Source:
Echo Bridge
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:18:00
Sales rank:
75,884

Special Features

Commentary featuring director Michael Addis & Jamie Kennedy; Deleted scenes; More interviews, more laughs

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Kennedy Participant
Louie Anderson Participant
David "Elsewhere" Bernal Participant
Andrew Dice Clay Participant
David Cross Participant
Mike Ditka Participant
Craig Ferguson Participant
Larry Flynt Participant
Tom Green Participant
Peter Guber Participant
Arsenio Hall Participant
Jewel Participant
George Lucas Participant
Rod Lurie Participant
Bill Maher Participant
Nicole Mandich Participant
Drew Pinsky Participant
Eli Roth Participant
Joel Schumacher Participant
Mike White Participant
Harland Williams Participant
Rob Zombie Participant

Technical Credits
Michael Addis Director,Cinematographer,Producer
Emery Emery Associate Producer
Jeffrey Allen Jones Sound/Sound Designer
Jamie Kennedy Producer
Tom McArdle Editor
Elsa Ramo Co-producer
Chris Roletter Co-producer
Alex Ward Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Heckler
1. What Is a Heckler? [2:49]
2. Your Worst Heckle? [5:57]
3. Why Heckle? [4:19]
4. People Who Heckle [4:34]
5. Dealing With a Heckler [4:14]
6. Other Ways To Deal [2:51]
7. Hecklers Or Critics [3:15]
8. Critics Out of Touch? [5:40]
9. Too Personal? [6:22]
10. The Internet [7:40]
11. Everyone's Got One [4:15]
12. Why So Critical? [4:57]
13. Effects Of Criticism [3:32]
14. Giving Pain [5:02]
15. Fighting Back [2:33]
16. What's the Answer? [4:30]
17. Burning Reviews [1:48]
18. End Credits [4:14]

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